May 8, 2014, Ithaca, NY – A Cornell University study suggests raw coffee contains seven to nine per cent chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant the scientists found prevents retinal degeneration in mice. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. | READ MORE
May 2, 2014, Hawaii – Specialty coffee industry leaders from Canada and the United States will be attending the 11-day Ka‘u Coffee Festival beginning today. The experts will be part of a “reverse trade mission” aimed at building business relationships with influential players in the world coffee industry, said a festival organizer. | READ MORE
May 1, 2014, Denver, CO – Gourmet coffee company Marley Coffee has entered into a strategic investment transaction with Ontario-based Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc. for a total of up to $8.25 million in funding.
April 16, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Coffee futures dropped the most in more than three weeks as a forecast for showers boosted prospects for crops damaged by the worst drought in decades in Brazil, the world’s biggest grower and exporter. | READ MORE
April 10, 2014, Toronto – A Canadian company is launching what it claims to be the world's first recyclable capsules for coffee and tea, targeting consumers who love the convenience of their single-serve java boost but hate how the plastic pods end up in the trash. | READ MORE
April 10, 2014 – The Digital Privacy Act, introduced April 8 in Parliament, will provide new protections for Canadians when they surf the web and shop online. These changes to protect Canadians’ personal information are key elements of Digital Canada 150, a plan for Canada’s digital future.
April 4, 2014 – New research suggests that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day may reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Findings in the journal Hepatology show that tea, fruit juice, and soft drink consumption are not linked to cirrhosis mortality risk.
March 20, 2014, New Zealand – The owner of the Esquires Coffee houses, Cooks Global Foods, has acquired the Canadian intellectual property rights associated with the Esquires brand. The deal means Cooks Global Foods now holds the worldwide franchising rights for Esquires, excluding New Zealand and Australia.
March 17, 2014 – Critics say the “intelligent extraction” technology, in which each coffee pod has a bar code, is a clever, or ruthless, way to protect what’s been a stranglehold on the booming market for single-serve coffee pods, which were protected by patents. But those patents have been expiring, and now a battle is underway to win back their dominance.
March 14, 2014 – The first Coffee Crisp hit store shelves in 1939, proving the chocolate-wafer candy bar has staying power as Canada’s “nice, light snack.” To celebrate the milestone, Nestlé is releasing a new special edition latte-flavoured bar to add to the peanut-free Coffee Crisp lineup, which includes king bars and mini bites.
March 3, 2014, International - Euromonitor's latest synopsis of the global coffee and tea industry named the U.S. number one in coffee with a retail market value of $130 billion. Meanwhile, tea is a $90 billion industry in China, making it the world’s biggest retail market for tea. |READ MORE