Lavazza has chosen World Environment Day (June 5th) for the launch on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video, initially in Italy, the US and the UK, of the docufilm “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee”, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema. Read more
Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
As demand rises for premium coffee, fears loom over how supply will keep up and the impact it could have on coffee prices. The International Coffee Organisation estimates current production of all coffee is 143 million bags, consumption in 2014 was at 150 million bags and growing.
Uganda’s expanding middle class is giving rise to a coffee drinking culture that has seen urban coffee houses grow in the country. Uganda grows some of the world’s best coffee but consumes about 3 percent. Most is exported to the European Union and the United States among other countries.
Young Nigerians returning home from studies abroad are blazing a trail with the establishment of companies meant to service a growing middle class in the West African country. Ngozi Dozie and his brother Chijioke set up a coffee shop in the commercial city Lagos to cater to Nigerians working and living in the Island metropolis. Being the first of its kind Cafe Neo attracts a large number of customers but the brothers say they face many challenges as Nigerians are not traditionally coffee drinkers.
An unlikely friendship between a kitten and owl at a Japanese cafe takes the internet by storm.