Starbucks and Netflix have announced the release of a new monthly social content series called But Have You Read the Book? which will investigate how books are brought from page to screen.
Coffee machine manufacturer Simonelli Group has been listed as one of Italy’s top 100 most sustainable companies, as part of the country’s annual Sustainability Awards.
Billy Goat Brands (Goat), which is a platform focused on identifying, investing and supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) companies, has appointed cold-brew coffee expert Strother Simpson to its advisory board.
American coffee chain Caribou Coffee and Panera Brands, which is a portfolio consisting of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels, has launched a domestic franchise program for the United States.
Colombia, which is the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica, has reported a 22 per cent increase in coffee production, growing from 995,000 60-kilogram bags of green coffee in September 2020 to 1.2 million 60-kilogram bags of green coffee in September 2021.
Brazilian environmental activist José Truda Palazzo Jr says that Brazil’s coffee and cocoa industry has been heavily impacted by the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest, which has already been reduced by 20 per cent.
Coca-Cola HBC AG has announced the completion of its acquisition, which sees the brand now owning 30 per cent equity shareholding in Casa del Caffè Vergnano. This will also see Coco-Cola HBC become the Italian coffee roaster’s exclusive distributor outside Italy.
In September 2021, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator of coffee prices rose by 6.2 per cent to 170.02 US cents per pound, as compared to 160.14 US cents per pound in August 2021.