People management is vital to staff retention Happily, the choleric chef turning tantrums in the kitchen and never communicating with his minions at less than 100 decibels, is one of a disappearing race. Yet the widely held belief still exists
Month: December 2017
The coffee culture is been growing steadily in Africa in recent years. In spite of Africa producing about 13% of the global supply of coffee and being the birth place of coffee, coffee drinking has not been felt in the
An article on BBC News outlined ‘four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem’. It re-highlights the scale of the disposable coffee cup problem in the UK – 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups thrown away each year, with only a very small
The topic of digitalisation is more topical than ever – this applies to gastronomy and the hotel sector as well as other industries. But what exactly is digitalisation in the hospitality sector, and how can digital solutions be implemented so
The constant price changes are happening due to changeable weather conditions and climate change, since the damage to the Brazilian crop in 2014 resulted in the higher price instability. The increasing global production is resulting in the profit decline, especially affecting growers.
The International Coffee Organization is constantly trying to provide a more stable relationship between supply and demand, but the price wars between supermarkets have been emerging in recent years due to the fact that there is a risk that the premiums paid to smallholders will be crushed by the supermarkets. [Sign in to continue]
Loyalty programs are a must and a well-established practice in the everyday commerce of shops and nowadays most coffee shops and restaurants propose a simple strategy based on 10 stamps for 1 free product. Nothing more effective than that, isn’t
The concern for sustainability is having a strong impact on the coffee market. The production of the sustainable coffee is in constant rise, as well as the sales in Europe. Besides niche labels (e.g. organic), various schemes focus on mainstream labels like 4C, UTZ Certified as the fastest-growing label on the Dutch market, and Rainforest Alliance as the leading one in the UK, while organic certification is interesting in Germany. [Sign in to continue]
The coffee market has changed into an increasingly concerned sector in terms of quality and sustainability, based on the awareness of the impact of climate change and new consumer demands.
The first wave included the increase in the quantity and guaranteed quality and taste.
The second wave resulted in making the difference in quality and flavor of coffees.
The third wave is constantly implanting in various countries taking with itself the experience of drinking coffee and the distinctive methods of roasting and [Sign in to continue]
All you’ve got to do is change! With apologies to James Taylor, in his timeless favourite, ‘You’ve got a Friend’. Each season moves along with the complete certainty that nature brings. You know yourself that in the summer you will
Similar to the National Coffee Association of the United States, the British Coffee Association has for the first time established a sustainability committee, whose mission and aim is to provide a platform for a more sustainable coffee industry in the UK. The committee wants