London, U.K. – The U.K.'s Telegraph has mapped the world according to coffee consumption per capita, with Finland coming out on top. Finns consume 12 kilograms per person per year, according to stats from the International Coffee Organization. | READ MORE
South Africa – Black Insomnia, a South Africa-based coffee company, says it has scientific proof its blend is the most caffeinated in the world with “dangerously high levels of caffeine." The caffeinated coffees is now available in the United States. Food and Wine reports. | READ MORE
Bogota, Colombia – Colombia produced 1.29 million 60-kg bags of mild washed Arabica coffee in February, an 18 per cent increase compared to the 1.1 million bags produced during the same previous month, according to the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation.
Burnaby, B.C. – The leading producers of non-reusable coffee pods are trying to make a dent in the amount of waste flowing into Canadian landfills. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Bristol, U.K. – A genetic variant called CHRNA5, which causes people to smoke more, also might cause them to crave more caffeine, suggests a study credited to the University of Bristol in the U.K. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory reports. | READ MORE
Stanford, CA – A recently published Stanford University School of Medicine study suggests caffeine consumption counters the chronic inflammation responsible for more than 90 per cent of many cardiovascular and other age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Market Watch reports. | READ MORE
Waterbury, CT – Keurig Green Mountain has launched a dedicated website designed to help purchasers shop for coffee and beverage options in their workplace.
Bogota, Colombia – Colombia will host the first World Coffee Producers Forum in July to bring together key players of the coffee chain and of the global industry to discuss the main challenges of the coffee sector, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation said in a news release.
Ottawa – Two Ottawa-area entrepreneurs have created a coffee brewer for outdoor enthusiasts in the shape of a pipe, or as they call it, a bripe. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Seattle and Toronto – Cedar Grove Composting, a major composter in Washington State, is now accepting 100 per cent compostable single-serve coffee pods in the PῧrPod100 format from its Seattle-area office and commercial customers.
Toronto – The City of Toronto will study compostable pods in its waste diversion programs with an eye toward making sure they are recycled and not entering the regular garbage stream.
Victoria – Costa Rican coffee farmers are planting 10,000 free trees as part of an initiative to tackle climate change launched by Canadian company World Tree. The specially selected Empress Splendor trees provide much-needed shade for their organically grown coffee and a new revenue stream for the farmers.
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