London-based Pret A Manger will open its first shop in Luxembourg on 16 May, in the central district of Ville-Haute.
Switzerland becomes first country to ratify ICA 2022
Switzerland officially became the first country to ratify the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) 2022 on 11 May, approved by members of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in June 2022.
Starbucks opens first store in Rome
Starbucks is opening in Italy’s capital city in partnership with Percassi, Starbucks’ exclusive Italian licensee partner, in Piazza Montecitorio.
4C Services and Melitta host final workshop for joint project
The final workshop for the joint project, ‘Improving working and living conditions for coffee smallholders in Colombia’, by 4C Services and Melitta was held on 25 April in Santa Marta, Colombia.
WCR releases Robusta Variety Catalog
World Coffee Research (WCR) has released the Robusta Variety Catalog, and open-access resource for Robusta farmers. The catalog, which is available in English and Spanish, profiles 47 Robusta varieties from origins such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Uganda, Mexico, and Vietnam, using more than 20 variables, such as yield potential, stature, bean size, nutrition requirements, lineage, susceptibility to pests/diseases, and more.
ICO Task Force becomes strategic partner in EUDR
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) and its Coffee Public Private Task Force (CPPTF), held a webinar on 24 April on the EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Supply Chains (EUDR), gathering over 260 participants from across the coffee sector along with representatives from European Union (EU).
I-CIP expands to 178.57 US cents per pound in April 2023: ICO report
The International Coffee Organization’s (ICO) March 2023 market report shows its Composite Indicator Price (I-CIP) gained 5.0 per cent from March to April 2023, averaging 178.57 US cents per pound for the latter, whilst posting a median value of 179.51 US cents per pound.
IMA Coffee launches SYNKRO
IMA Coffee has released the high-speed capsule filling and sealing machine SYNKRO. According to the machine manufacturer, SYNKRO implements the latest technologies to deliver high-speed performance, space-efficient design, and flexibility in handling all types of capsules.
Lavazza appoints new Board of Directors
The Shareholders’ Meeting of Lavazza S.p.A. has appointed its new Board of Directors, which will remain in office for the next three years until the approval of the 2025 Financial Statements.
Brazilian specialty coffee producers close US$20 million at Specialty Coffee Expo
Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) have announced that its sector project, Brazil. The Coffee Nation, has secured US$20 million in sales at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Portland, Oregon, with 29 producers showcasing their finest samples of specialty coffee.