Amid quarantines, lockdowns and cancellations, beverage companies are doing what they can to stay afloat as well as help out in the community. We round-up the latest news from brands dealing with the crisis.
Pumpkin and maple-flavored beverages seem to crop up earlier each year, with most major tea and coffee chains now announcing their autumn offerings in mid-August. We round up what’s new and when favorites return.
More than 4,000 US Starbucks locations will soon carry Starbucks-branded Airscape coffee containers in collaboration with food storage brand Planetary Design. The tubs preserve the freshness and flavor of both whole bean and ground coffee.
Record low coffee prices in Central America are leaving smallholder farmers struggling to cover basic production costs. Starbucks announced it would invest $20m in its coffee growers to mitigate the crisis, “making a positive impact on the lives of many.”
Starbucks brought its fan-favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte back to US and Canada stores on August 28, its earliest release date ever. Other brands have followed suit and introduced their fall offerings early as well. But is pumpkin spice still a guaranteed...