Coffee http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24574/all en Amount of caffeine in diet supplements all over the map: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/amount-caffeine-diet-supplements-all-over-the-map-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - The amount of caffeine in diet supplements varies widely, and product labels are often inaccurate or have no caffeine information at all, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>The caffeine doses probably wouldn't be a problem on their own, but they may cause issues when the pills or powders are combined with energy drinks, coffee and other high-caffeine food and beverages, said researchers, whose report appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/amount-caffeine-diet-supplements-all-over-the-map-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Energy drink Hospitality Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:15:08 +0000 5731914 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/starbucks-opens-first-store-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Starbucks opened its first store in coffee-loving Vietnam on Friday, seeking to compete with local rivals in a country known for its strong cafe culture.</p> <p>Vietnam -- the world's second-largest coffee producer -- has dozens of local chains as well as small coffee shops on nearly every street corner, presenting a major challenge for Starbucks to break into the crowded market.</p> <p>Around 100 people queued up in southern Ho Chi Minh City for the opening, but the US giant's coffee was not to everybody's taste.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/starbucks-opens-first-store-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Starbucks AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:48 +0000 5742849 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia grants subsidies to striking coffee growers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombia-grants-subsidies-striking-coffee-growers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colombia has agreed to grant new subsidies to coffee growers who went on strike last month to demand more support after a 35 percent drop in international prices last year.</p> <p>The government will provide an $80 subsidy per 125-kilogram (280-pound) load to all producers, regardless of size, and will act to keep prices between $266 and $388 per load, it said in a statement Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/colombia-grants-subsidies-striking-coffee-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Subsidies AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:00:31 +0000 5776913 at http://www.globalpost.com instant coffee-sales increase http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/instant-coffee-sales-increase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Sales of instant coffee in South Korea rose on-year in 2012 for the first time in eight years thanks to the high popularity of "sugar and powdered cream-free instant coffee mix" or "ground-coffee mix," industry data showed Wednesday.</p> <p>According to the data by AC Nielsen Korea, a local unit of global marketing researcher AC Nielsen, sales of instant coffee reached 161.6 billion won (US$147.4 million) last year, up 11.6 percent from 144.8 billion won a year ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/instant-coffee-sales-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Food and drink Human Interest Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:45:44 +0000 5781990 at http://www.globalpost.com German investor eyes $8.2 billion bid for Douwe Egberts firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/german-investor-eyes-82-billion-bid-douwe-egberts-firm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sara Webb</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is in talks over a 6.4-billion-euro deal (5.4 billion pounds) to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee and bolster its position in a hot drinks industry benefiting from innovation and emerging market growth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/german-investor-eyes-82-billion-bid-douwe-egberts-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee Food and drink Food industry Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:15:46 +0000 5796168 at http://www.globalpost.com German investor eyes £5.4 billion bid for Douwe Egberts firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/german-investor-eyes-54-billion-bid-douwe-egberts-firm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sara Webb</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is in talks over a 6.4-billion-euro deal (5.4 billion pounds) to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee and bolster its position in a hot drinks industry benefiting from innovation and emerging market growth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/german-investor-eyes-54-billion-bid-douwe-egberts-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee Douwe Egberts Food and drink Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:16:12 +0000 5796220 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis - Instant coffee blenders go gourmet after arabica price drop http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/analysis-instant-coffee-blenders-go-gourmet-after-arabica-price <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcy Nicholson</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Instant coffee drinkers may soon be getting a more gourmet brew than they realize at no extra cost as roasters consider adding higher-quality arabica beans into their blends.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/analysis-instant-coffee-blenders-go-gourmet-after-arabica-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Food and drink Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:30:55 +0000 5807698 at http://www.globalpost.com German investor close to bid for Douwe Egberts firm - source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/german-investor-close-bid-douwe-egberts-firm-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sara Webb</p> <p>AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - German investor Joh A Benckiser is close to making a formal bid for D.E Master Blenders 1753 &lt;DEMB.AS&gt;, owner of Douwe Egberts coffee, a source close to the situation said, in a deal valuing the Dutch firm at about 7.6 billion euros (6.5 billion pounds).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/german-investor-close-bid-douwe-egberts-firm-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee Douwe Egberts Food and drink Sara Lee Corporation Senseo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:15:21 +0000 5812331 at http://www.globalpost.com Benckiser group to buy Dutch Masterblenders for 7.5bn euros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/benckiser-group-buy-dutch-masterblenders-75bn-euros-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch tea and coffee producer D.E. Masterblenders said Friday it has reached a conditional deal with a German investor group led by Johann A. Benckiser for a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8-bn) takeover aimed at creating one of the world's leading hot drinks companies.</p> <p>The deal, expected to be sealed by July, will see the JAB group become a major market player competing with other coffee and tea giants like the Swiss-based Nestle and Seattle's Starbucks, an analyst said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/benckiser-group-buy-dutch-masterblenders-75bn-euros-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Social Issues AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:16:35 +0000 5812884 at http://www.globalpost.com Tech-savvy Vietnam coffee farmers brew global takeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/tech-savvy-vietnam-coffee-farmers-brew-global-takeover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Most Vietnamese coffee farmers have never heard of a double tall skinny latte, but they could tell you the price of the beans that go into one in their sleep.</p> <p>From high-tech Israeli irrigation systems to text message updates of global prices for the commodity, coffee farming in Vietnam's Central Highlands has come a long way since the French first introduced the bean over a century ago.</p> <p>"I used to carry my coffee to market by bicycle," said 44-year-old farmer Ama Diem. "Now I check the bean price on my mobile phones" before making the trip.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/tech-savvy-vietnam-coffee-farmers-brew-global-takeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Food and drink Social Issues Socialism AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:00:53 +0000 5818957 at http://www.globalpost.com Coffee shop chain Second Cup reports lower first-quarter earnings, revenue down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/coffee-shop-chain-second-cup-reports-lower-first-quarter-ear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) reported lower first-quarter profits as the coffee and snacks chain saw same store sales contract 3.3 per cent.</p> <p>The company reported Thursday after markets closed that it earned $688,000 or seven cents per share for the 13 weeks ended March 30.</p> <p>That was down from just over $1 million or 10 cents per share in the comparable 2012 period.</p> <p>Revenues eased to $46.9 million from $47.1 million despite a net increase in the number of cafes to 361 from 355.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/coffee-shop-chain-second-cup-reports-lower-first-quarter-ear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Second Cup The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 16:02:08 +0000 5830488 at http://www.globalpost.com Green Mountain ups outlook, expands Starbucks deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/green-mountain-ups-outlook-expands-starbucks-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martinne Geller</p> <p>(Reuters) - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc &lt;GMCR.O&gt;, maker of Keurig single-serve brewers and K-Cups, raised its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday after a better-than-expected second quarter and said it had expanded its relationship with Starbucks Corp &lt;SBUX.O&gt;, sending its shares up almost 16 percent after hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/green-mountain-ups-outlook-expands-starbucks-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 May 2013 00:45:52 +0000 5834729 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee extend partnership with new 5-year deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/starbucks-green-mountain-coffee-extend-partnership-new-5-yea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks has signed a new five-year contract that triples the number of branded single-serve packs it makes for Green Mountain's Keurig brewing machines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/starbucks-green-mountain-coffee-extend-partnership-new-5-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Human Interest Starbucks Starbucks Corp The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 10:19:21 +0000 5834830 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico seeks to revive coffee industry amid island's lowest production ever http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/puerto-rico-seeks-revive-coffee-industry-amid-islands-lowest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry amid a deep economic crisis.</p> <p>Farmers produced some 80,000 pounds (39,900 kilograms) of coffee during the most recent harvest, which represents only a third of local consumption, Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas said Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/puerto-rico-seeks-revive-coffee-industry-amid-islands-lowest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caffeine Coffee Utuado, Puerto Rico The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 20:45:03 +0000 5839685 at http://www.globalpost.com Kohl's names Starbucks' Gass chief customer officer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/kohls-names-starbucks-gass-chief-customer-officer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp &lt;KSS.N&gt; said on Wednesday that Michelle Gass, who was instrumental in Starbucks Corp's &lt;SBUX.O&gt; U.S. turnaround several years ago, will join the department store in the new position of chief customer officer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/kohls-names-starbucks-gass-chief-customer-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Food and drink Starbucks Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 13:15:50 +0000 5843743 at http://www.globalpost.com