Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

Understanding the Process: Carbonic Maceration

Continuing our series on coffee processing, we learn about carbonic maceration—a unique, newer processing method. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Cafe Imports Editor’s note: Check out more entries in our “Understanding the Process“ series here. The rise of the specialty-coffee scene has helped many people understand that talking about coffee as something […]


Brewing at Home and on the Road With Diego Campos

We talk to the first Colombian World Barista Champion and Diamante Coffee Farm founder Diego Campos about his brewing habits. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Diego Campos The focal point of a coffee worker’s professional life is, obviously, coffee. Whether for a customer, to check a specific production batch, or to verify the […]


Hawaiian Legislators Introduce Bills for Stricter Coffee Labeling

Legislators representing the Kona district of Hawaii have introduced a series of bills that would require more strict labeling requirements for single-origin coffees and blends containing Hawaiian-grown coffees. Some Kona…


An Unfiltered History of Vietnamese Coffee

We explore the history of coffee in Vietnam and how the industry’s perception of Vietnamese coffee is evolving.  BY EMILY MENESES BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by frank mckenna via Unsplash What do you think of when you hear the term “Vietnamese coffee”? For Kim Dam, founder of Portland Cà Phê, it extends far beyond […]

Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

How to Make the Best Coffee at Home By James Hoffmann: Book Review 

James Hoffmann’s new book, How to Make the Best Coffee at Home, is finally out, and is the perfect guide for both professionals and amateurs. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti James Hoffmann is one of the most recognizable people in the world of specialty coffee. His YouTube channel is both informative […]


An Unfiltered History of Vietnamese Coffee

We explore the history of coffee in Vietnam and how the industry’s perception of Vietnamese coffee is evolving.  BY EMILY MENESES BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by frank mckenna via Unsplash What do you think of when you hear the term “Vietnamese coffee”? For Kim Dam, founder of Portland Cà Phê, it extends far beyond […]


Unique Collection in Switzerland Offers a Look at Coffee’s Rich History

Anita Vietri’s Coffee Culture Collection chronicles the brew’s journey through 1,500 artifacts. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Anita Vietri In the rich tapestry of coffee culture, there exists a hidden gem—an extraordinary collection that chronicles the captivating history of our beloved brew. Today, we meet Anita Vietri, an ardent coffee enthusiast and […]


4 Coffee Shops Worth a Visit in Madrid

In recent years, the Spanish capital has developed a vibrant specialty-coffee scene. Here are some cool cafés to visit for a caffeine fuel-up. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo by Jorge Fernández Salas via Unsplash The espresso bar at HanSo. HanSo Café, a Perfect Spot for Breakfast   In Chinese, HanSo roughly translates to “a […]

Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

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Coffee News Recap, 26 Jan: Researchers create new genetic map to “future proof” arabica production, UAE & Italian Coffee Champions crowned at WoC Dubai and SIGEP & other stories

Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week.

Here are this week’s coffee news stories.

The word of the week is: competitions.

Mon, 22 Jan

Tue, 23 Jan

  • Bacha Coffee debuts in Taiwan and the UAE. The Moroccan coffee brand is continuing its global expansion, unveiling two cafés in Taipei and one in Dubai. It has also signed a deal with Lotte Department Store to launch its first store in South Korea.
  • Researchers develop detailed genetic map of arabica coffee. Scientists at the University of Udine in Italy have developed a tool that they say could help future-proof global arabica production through “better plants that appeal more to the consumers and cope better with changing climatic conditions.”

Wed, 24 Jan

  • ROR Coffee Solutions rolls out sustainability programme. The Emirati company aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2025 through various sustainable practices, including electric delivery vehicles and roasters, fully compostable packaging, and fair trade agreements with producers in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Thu, 25 Jan

Fri, 26 Jan

  • MICE2024 early bird tickets available until 31 January 2024. The 2024 Melbourne International Coffee Expo is scheduled to take place from 12 to 14 May, featuring three days of exhibitions, Australia’s best specialty coffee, and the second edition of the Australia’s Richest Barista competition.
  • Community Coffee appoints Tom Corley as CEO. The US coffee brand says Corley, who has over 30 years of consumer packaged goods and foodservice experience, will drive company growth. He replaces outgoing CEO David Belanger.
  • Team Encounter wins The Barista League Dubai 2023. Dipesh Tamang and Pratama Rakhmutallah came out on top at the multi-disciplinary competition, securing their spots at the next Mystery Vacation. Guest judges included Estella Zuleta Carmona of RoR Roastery and Sulaiman Alalawi of Things Café.
Judges assess coffee at World of Coffee Dubai 2024.

Here are a few coffee news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Tue, 16 Jan – Betway ranks the world’s most popular independent cafés. The online betting company says it analysed social media data to determine the list of over 300 cafés. Onibus Coffee in Tokyo is the most popular independent café in the world, while Federal in Manchester is the UK’s most popular independent café.
  • Thu, 18 Jan – illycaffè reimagines classic Illetta coffee machine. The reinvented Illetta has been unveiled 90 years after its original release, featuring a design by Antonio Citterio. The machine features various modern improvements, including a touch screen display and instant-heating technology.
  • Thu, 18 Jan – PROBAT presents global event map for 2024. The commercial coffee roaster manufacturer will participate in major coffee trade fairs in 2024, alongside its in-house POP UP and HEAT digital series.

Coffee news photo credits: World of Coffee Dubai

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