Month: June 2016

The Indian Coffee Crop Yield to Hit the Minimum in 20 Years


The world sixth largest coffee producer, India, depends on its Southern State of Karnataka for around 70% of the country’s total coffee yield. But the severe weather conditions, with high temperatures and low rainfalls hitting the coffee plants at the important flowering stages, are to impact the fruit formation badly hence affecting the overall expected yield; reported Reuters India. The state-run

Tchibo Confirms Its Leadership in the German HoReCa Segment

Tchibo Confirms Its Leadership in the German HoReCa Segment

According to a recent CoffeeBI analysis on the coffee market in Germany, three companies are ranked at the top for coffee sales in the HoReCa segment: Tchibo (the leader) followed by Alois Dallmayr and JJ Darboven. These three companies together hold 40% of shares in the HoReCa. In Germany currently there are about 130 coffee roasters operating, these being located particularly in North

Severe Drought Effecting Robusta in Vietnam


The extreme weather conditions have been holding tightly the Vietnam’s Central Highland coffee belt. This is the worst drought in 30 years. According to the Vietnam’s National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the temperatures are expected to be 0.5 to 1 degree Celsius higher than usual. The 599 reservoirs used for irrigation in Dak Lak province are up to 20% non-functional

French consortium acquires German tableware manufacturer


French consortium Groupe SEB has recently announced the signature of an agreement with KKR. According to this agreement, Groupe SEB acquires WMF, a German group producing coffee machines and cookware. Thus the company has affiliated another old and famous brand to its list of iconic names (together with Schaerer, Silit, Kaiser and HEPP, among other). According to the press release