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Coffee Culture in Arab Countries: From Tradition to Innovation

The Middle East and Gulf region has a market of between 4.5 and 5 million 60-kilogram bags. As the main hub for the region, Dubai has long been the trend setter for the region and at the center of any new development.
The first 3 Arab countries leading the list of coffee consumers (kg per capita) are: Lebanon, Algeria and Qatar, Egypt.

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Coffee Houses in Europe: How Can you Define the Best One?

The history of coffee houses in Europe were developed with the arrival of coffee, a new and delicious drink able to wake up people’s imagination and strength. From wine, the typical drink of pubs, which slows down ideas and conversation, everything changed with the introduction of coffee, a new dynamic and active drink. Europe is covered by different coffee houses, such as the Danish Coffee Collective or Caffè Florian, but where you can drink the best coffee?

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The Secrets of the Coffee Capsules in 10 Steps

The coffee market is now clearly split into portioned coffee and Whole grain / Roast&Ground coffee. In Italy, the market share increased by 20% and ESE by 5%, when the overall market is stable. It means that the commodity, simplicity and quality of these products are satisfying more and more consumers.
Now, as a roaster company or independent Barista, you want to launch your own products, how can you do that and what are the main parameters to control when developing your portioned coffee? [Sign in to continue]

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Some Like It Too Hot? Rethinking Coffee Serving Practices

When questioning professionals or consumers about influences on coffee quality, factors such as type, variety and origin, processing, sorting, gentle roasting, fresh grinding or the type of preparation are usually named. Very rarely, however, is the temperature is brought into play. According to popular opinion, the best way to think with coffee is “the hotter the better”. This belief needs to be tackled in two ways. [Sign in to continue]

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5 Steps to Set Up a Barista Training Program

How to establish a barista training program? Here are 5 steps to do so:
Number 1: Form your C-team
That’s mean you first need a coffee experts team of people – Coffee Team. The team should consist of a group of members who are responsible to coffee quality assurance, coffee education and research & development. These people are the engine of your coffee business. They will be in touch with the latest trend of the coffee world and build up proper trainings for your barista.
Apart from that, the team serves a symbolic meaning to your barista team. They will have a group of people to look up to, which helps to create a better learning environment in the company.
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Blockchain is Changing Power Relations in the Coffee Chain

The coffee bean is one of the world’s most valuable agricultural products from the tropics: it’s worth over $100 billion worldwide. The coffee chain is characterised by a huge difference between production and consumption: on one side we have 25 million small farmers producing 80% of the world’s total coffee supply, for less than $2 a day, on the other side we have the “Big Four” coffee roasting companies – Kraft, P&G, Sara Lee and Nestle – buying about 50% of the coffee produced worldwide. This make the relation between buyers and producers in the coffee chain [Sign in to continue]

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Why You Should Consider Renting a Coffee Machine

More than half of adults in America drinks coffee, with an average of 3.1 cups per day. Nowadays, Starbucks is on every street corner and many cafes offer coffee in takeaway cups for a small price. If you lack a coffee machine in your office, employees will defer from work to get their caffeine fix at one of their local coffee shops.

Every office needs to have a coffee machine to cater to every employee’s caffeine needs, and keep them from roaming out of the office. It is not only necessary to keep your coffee-drinking employees happy, it also is proven to increase productivity. Coffee has become indispensable in the workplace, but investing in a coffee machine can be quite expensive. [Sign in to continue]

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Which Trends Offer Opportunities in the European Coffee Market? (Part 3)

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]

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Which Trends Offer Opportunities in the European Coffee Market? (Part 2)

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]

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Which Trends Offer Opportunities on the European Coffee Market? (Part 1)

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]

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