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

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

10 Minutes With Helena Oliviero: Part One

We talk with coffee champion and Q Grader Helena Oliveriero about her career, her life in Colombia, and what it means to be a young woman in the male-dominated coffee world.   BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo courtesy of Helena Oliviero Helena Oliviero, originally from Tuscany, Italy, is 28 years old, but already she […]


The 2023 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide Has Landed

The 2023 edition of the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide (SCTG) guide went live today, providing actors throughout the coffee chain a data-driven tool for green coffee price discovery. The full…


The Potential of Augmented Reality Technology for the Coffee Industry

Join us as we explore the applications and trends of “augmented reality“ in the world of coffee. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo courtesy of Pixabay In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, augmented reality (AR) has emerged as a transformative force, blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds. As we step into […]


Conflict in the Red Sea: Why coffee roasters need to prepare for shipping delays

Like many other industries, conditions in the coffee supply chain can change quickly, and in turn, have a huge impact on all actors and stakeholders. Price volatility is one of the more pertinent – which is influenced by many factors. These include fluctuations in supply and demand, extreme or unexpected weather events, global economic downturn, […]

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

4 Cool Cafés to Try Out in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian capital is often visited in a hurry, but visitors who take the time to explore will discover a welcoming city, thanks in part to its friendly specialty cafés. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti Kuala Lumpur, the capital...

What I Learned from My First Tea Ceremony

After taking in a brief moment of a tea ceremony in Thailand, I finally had the chance to participate in the full experience recently in Malaysia. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti In the years that I worked as a barista in a café,...

Does specialty Robusta exist?

Hello! Has anyone tried 'specialty robusta'? I work with specialty cacao, and I often observe Robusta shrubs being cultivated at lower altitudes alongside cacao trees. Some farmers are experimenting with carbonic maceration to enhance the marketability of...

[MOD] The Daily Question Thread

Welcome to the daily /r/Coffee question thread! There are no stupid questions here, ask a question and get an answer! We all have to start somewhere and sometimes it is hard to figure out just what you are doing right or doing wrong. Luckily, the /r/Coffee community...

Coffee Machine (High density use)

Hi everyone, i am new in this coffee world and i am looking to buy me a coffee machine to setup a small business. I am looking for affordable machine that is good for high density use. Im open for any recommendation and opinion. Thank you guys! Here is what ive found...

Which to buy first?

Hi there, mostly a lurker until now. I'm trying to incentivize myself towards some goals and decided that rewarding myself with a better coffee set up upon reaching those goals would be great. I plan to get myself one nice thing when I reach my intermediate goal...

[MOD] The Official Deal Thread

Welcome to the /r/Coffee deal and promotional thread! In this weekly thread, industry folk can post upcoming deals or other promotions their companies are holding, or promote new products to /r/Coffee subscribers! Regular users can also post deals they come across....

Third Wave Coffee brands

Greetings to all, I am reaching out to this knowledgeable community with a query regarding the recognition of coffee brands within the third wave coffee movement. Is there an existing, publicly accessible list that categorizes and acknowledges coffee brands as part of...

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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