Month: February 2017

Coffee and the Circular Economy

Coffee and the Circular Economy

With the growing number of coffee shops in the UK (and globally) there has also been a rise in associated waste products too: it is estimated that over 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste is produced in the UK every year, which not only leads to high disposal costs, but also millions of tonnes of CO2 and methane. However, there are some companies which are making efforts to shift the coffee industry to a more circular system with its waste than a linear one.

“These black, sodden remains of pulverized coffee seeds have inspired the freshly caffeinated imaginations of scientists, entrepreneurs and social innovators form Melbourne to London to Seoul, sprouting into ideas of real consequence for the coffee industry” [Sign in to continue]

Ethiopia Hosted The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference And Exhibition


Ethiopia hosted the 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition  that took place at the Millennium Hall in Addis Abeba from 15 to 17 February, 2017.  .  The AFCA is the largest coffee conference and exhibition in Africa. It brings together both international and regional coffee roasters, professionals, traders, producers, coffee lovers, coffee expert speakers and companies that come to showcase

Eu’Vend & Coffeena: Knowing the Protagonists


Interview with Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, and Dr. Aris Kaschefi, managing director of the German Vending Association (BDV). Are strategic goals being pursued with the date change to Eu’Vend & coffeena from autumn to spring? Hamma: With the new date concept we will further strengthen Eu’Vend & coffeena and its position in the international trade fair

Plans For Expansion 2017 by Gloria Jean’s Coffee


Gloria Jean’s has announced its plans for expansion in year 2017 according to and The company’s plan mainly includes franchise focused expansion. Brian Balconi, President of Retail Food Group USA, parent company of Gloria Jean’s Coffees explains it saying “Here in the U.S., you can’t own your own Starbucks franchise, but you can fulfill the dream of owning

Congolese Coffee Beans Attract the Specialty Coffee Sector’s Attention


Congolese coffee beans  are attracting the Specialty  Coffee sector’s attention as reported by As the specialty coffee sector sees growth, exporters, retailers and roasters keep looking for new grounds in hope to discover ever better tasting coffee beans. But discovering newer grounds also mean taking risks of entering world regions that have been politically unstable for several years now and

3 Reasons Why Your Coffee Business Is Not Attracting Enough Customers


You know that everyone in the Specialty Coffee world is passionate about this great product which is specialty coffee. You’re convinced by its benefits, the quality, the taste, etc. With education and trainings you as coffee professionals are able to attract customers that appreciate specialty coffee how it should be appreciated, right? Not every coffee business is able to manage

Starbucks Q1 FY17 Results


Starbucks Corporation’s financial results for its 13-week fiscal first quarter that ended on January 1, 2017, were announced 26th January 2017 by various sources like, and Starbucks’ combined revenues showed a 7% growth with a $5.7 billion net amount as compared to the last year. Main increase in revenue came from the overall 2,163 newly opened stores

How To Open A Coffee Shop

How To Open A Coffee Shop

Every year, all over the world, thousands of coffee shops are opening. Although many of these succeed and become prosperous enterprises, many of them fail. There are many reasons for this – the wrong location, the wrong business plan or even the wrong product. Like in every industry, only the strong succeed. So how can you ensure that your coffee shop will be a success? Espresso Works created the info graphic that features some of the most important steps that will aid your ambition of opening your very own café. [Sign up to continue]