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BudgetPlaces via Flickr Amsterdam’s oldest ‘coffee shop’ is set to close amid a shake-up of the industry that is renowned for marijuana tourism. The Mellow Yellow coffee shop was opened in 1967, and has become of the biggest tourist destinations in the…

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Over 30,000 kilos of coffee has been stolen in Kenya in 2016, with thousands of farmers affected by this growing wave of thefts according to Kenya’s Coffee Directorate. Not only costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses, the increase threat of…

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Health campaign groups are in uproar at a range of popular UK coffee and cafe chains over their sugar usage in a range of popular menu items. Analysis by Action on Sugar, found that many of the popular snack items we are consuming at Pret a Manger,…

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Credit: SCAE News from the United Kingdom this week, where the recent SCAE member vote to unify with the SCAA resulting in an overwhelming majority vote to merge with their North America counterparts. The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held on…

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The second-ever cupping event hosted by the Myanmar Coffee Association was a rip-roaring success with scores throughout the competition considerably higher than last year’s maiden iteration. Following the criteria laid out by the Speciality Coffee…

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All eyes will be on Vietnam next month as the country is set to host its first ever-International Café Show. The event – which will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City – will take place during the second week of…

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When it comes to PR stunts in the coffee industry, not much grabs our attention these days. We are a hardy bunch here at World Coffee Press and despite our relatively youthful complexions; we have seen our fair share of good, bad and indifferent attempts…

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A woman from the United Kingdom was forced to have surgery to remove a wire bristle from her throat after eating a panini from the coffee shop chain Caffe Nero. Katherine Willans, 34, inadvertently ingested the piece of wire after visiting a Caffe Nero…

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A combination of disease and aging plants has left the Mexican coffee industry with one of its smallest harvests in recent years. Last week, the National Union of Coffee Producers predicted that crop levels for the current 2015-16 season could be as low…

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Change isn’t always a good thing. With a government-assembled task force looking at how the troubled Kenya coffee industry can be improved, it seems that a number of regional councils are trying to jump the gun and install changes of their own. In what is…
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