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The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Profit Margins

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, with 2.3 million cups consumed globally per minute. But at the same time, new roasters and boutique coffee cafes are popping up all the time making competition fierce – and constraints in the supply chain caused by Covid-19 haven’t helped. So what are profit […] ... Read More

  January 29, 2021     

The Key Coffee Industry Trends For 2021 & Beyond

Popular with consumers around the world and supporting numerous developing nations as one of their key commodities, the coffee industry is both valuable and – up to the beginning of 2020 – expanding. However with Covid-19 slowing both production and demand, and disrupting the global supply chain, the global coffee industry has stalled in recent ... Read More

  October 29, 2020     

Beverage Sector Performance in 2020 – Unleashed Special Report

The beverage industry story has been particularly dramatic, with rapid expansion and growth in the last two years, followed by a turbulent ride through the recent pandemic. With shutdowns affecting retail outlets and hospitality venues in particular, some players have been hard hit – while others have benefited from spikes in consumer demand. In ... Read More

  May 26, 2020     

The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

For so many people, coffee is a staple of their everyday routine. And its popularity is apparent in the global market — global coffee production reached 158.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2018, up from 148.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2015. In fact, the average per capita consumption stands at 1.0 kg in 2019. Within each […] ... Read More

  December 9, 2019     

World Wide Web Wednesday #29

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Adapting to the New Normal What’s in store for the future of businesses? Olivier Klein, head of emerging technologies at Amazon Web Services, says machine learning will be an integral part of the business […] ... Read More

  April 18, 2018     

Inventory Management Minimises Waste in the Coffee Industry

Coffee is a multibillion dollar industry and continues to grow, in fact it is the world’s second most tradable commodity after oil. With consumer’s purchasing power it is making the industry more ethical in terms of fair trade coffee and country of origin. However few people realise how much the coffee industry impacts on the […] ... Read More

  March 16, 2018     

How Inventory Management Can Help the Environment

With coffee drinkers in every corner of earth, coffee has become a global commodity. Interestingly, it is the second most traded commodity, just behind oil. The demand for coffee has unearthed a multibillion dollar industry that shows no sign of slowing down. However, this global industry has not left the environment unscathed. In order to [&hellip ... Read More

  February 28, 2018     

The Coffee Industry Has a Fresh New Face

In 2017 millennials officially became the leading generation in coffee consumption, according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). This not only corresponds to an increase in coffee demand, pushing it to historical records, but it also brought several new interesting trends in the coffee industry, changing the way coffee is purchased and consu ... Read More

  February 15, 2018     

The Environmental Footprint of the Coffee Bean

Coffee is our dearest friend and as it turns out, our second-largest environmentally-damaging foe. The number of coffee drinkers are growing globally, however this tradition does not exist without extremely adverse environmental impacts. And perhaps these impacts are largely unknown by the membership or perhaps the liquid gold outshines any possibl ... Read More

  February 10, 2018     

Millennials Demanding More from Coffee

It is an understatement to say millennials are into their coffee. Millennials represent the demographic between ages 18 to 35 and they are consistently driving coffee consumption. The United States is the biggest consumer of coffee on a global scale. Within the United States, millennials consume over 44% of that coffee. They’ve learned to love [& ... Read More

  January 30, 2018     

Fragmented Production and Climate Change: Challenges to the Coffee Supply Chain

Approximately 60 percent of Americans consume one or more cups of coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). The caffeinated drink has been consumed widely for centuries – from September 2016 to September 2017, individuals across the globe consumed more than 150 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee, according to the Inter ... Read More

  January 26, 2018     

Thanks to Millennials, Coffee Demand is Growing

Many people hear “millennials” and think “fresh graduates”. But today, millennials are aged 18-39 (the median age in the U.S. is 37) and millennials are driving the coffee industry in the U.S. to historic records. Because the United States is the biggest consumer of coffee, world demand is growing as well. Decaf most popular among [… ... Read More

  January 20, 2018     

Demystifying the Coffee Supply Chain

Coffee is the most popular beverage globally. From agriculture to waste management, the coffee supply chain undergoes many stages to deliver your morning coffee fix. Coffee bean supply depends on many dynamic factors such as weather conditions, insect induced spoilage and the political and socio-economic influences of the coffee producing countries ... Read More

  January 19, 2018     

Pests and Threats Challenging the Coffee Industry

For many people, a day without a coffee would be a struggle. Plenty of people drink coffee to help them wake up in the morning. Often, people say they feel more productive when they have a cup of coffee. Some people drink it to warm up in winter months or in colder climates. Others use […] ... Read More

  January 17, 2018     

What’s Brewing in the Future of Coffee?

The growth of the coffee industry has been truly unprecedented and experts have been prepared for the bubble to pop. However, it seems growth is still happening and even in 2017, over half of the US population consume some form of coffee daily. So where exactly is coffee headed? RTDs A growing trend is the […] ... Read More

  January 13, 2018     

The Nature of a Millennial: An Opportunity for the Beverage Industry

Beverages have been a socialising tool, something to gift or something to enjoy and relax with for millennia. However, to be a successful business in the industry and make the most of social favour towards beverages, it is vital to gain an understanding of how it is composed and what influences or desires exist of […] ... Read More

  January 12, 2018     

Millennials Shaping the Beverage Industry

The lifestyle trend, driven by millennial’s interest in personal wellness and environmental concerns are redefining the beverage industry. This generation has been the subject of considerable consumer research, and with good reason. Millennials are estimated to number more than 2.5 billion consumers globally, representing a significant portion of ... Read More

  December 30, 2017     

The Backstory of Your Morning Cup

The coffee supply chain is a complex system, perhaps more than most, as it comprises many stages spanning different continents and time-zones. However, understanding the supply chain in its fullness facilitates optimisation of it so that all parties win: the grower, the roaster and the consumer. Back to the roots The coffee beverage first emerged [ ... Read More

  November 27, 2017     

Three Key Supply Chain Challenges for Coffee Roasters

Coffee roasters get into the coffee business because they are passionate about flavourful, fresh coffee. Roasters are on the hunt for innovative blends and unique single origin coffees; visiting coffee growers in search of new flavours is an exciting process. The coffee supply chain is complex and operating a successful roaster requires careful inv ... Read More

  November 24, 2017     

How Specialty Coffee is Creating Challenges

Although sales of traditional coffee products, such as instant coffee, continue to grow, most coffee producers are paying particular attention to high-value single origin coffees and specialty blends. Consumers are increasingly looking for a ‘better’ cup of coffee – a brew that is fruity, flavourful and carries the distinct taste of the p ... Read More

  November 16, 2017     

From Bean to Brew: Challenges of Coffee Production

Despite being an industry that is seemingly ever-powerful and not likely to run out of favour anytime soon, coffee production remains a sector that is tormented by massive challenges that can be difficult to overcome. Often, these challenges are weathered by those who are the most vulnerable and the least profitable yet the piles to […] ... Read More

  November 13, 2017     

Coffee Crazed Consumers: Recent Trends in the Coffee Industry

Growth in the coffee industry is showing no signs of slowing in the United States and beyond. Consumption of the beverage is at and all time high according to recent research, and youths are the main force behind this growth. From cold coffee beverages to gourmet coffee, millennials are shaping coffee trends and pushing growth […] ... Read More

  November 9, 2017