hot drinks

16 Sep 2021
--- As global coffee-growing regions face climate hits and a barrage of difficulties, cultivating one of the most beloved drinks is becoming more challenging. The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has successfully... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Louis Dreyfus Company Asia (LDC) has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with specialty coffee merchant Zephyr Japan to deliver premium coffees to Japanese consumers. The global specialty coffee market is expected to top... Read More
30 Aug 2021
--- Concerns over the global coffee supply are escalating as Vietnam, a key producer of robusta – the bitter-tasting bean used in instant coffee and some espresso blends – is in lockdown.
03 Aug 2021
--- Nexe Innovations is launching plant-based, compostable espresso pods in the US and Canada. In an independent composting study, 90 percent of the new pods broke down within 30 days – the same amount of time an apple... Read More
02 Aug 2021
--- Green tea supplier Ito En has entered the B2B space with Taiyo International to supply high-quality matcha to the food, beverage and supplement industries in North America. “Ito En traditionally focuses on direct to... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Nestlé and Starbucks have entered into a new collaboration to bring Starbucks ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages to select markets across Southeast Asia, Oceania and Latin America next year. “Our partnership... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- McDonald’s is piloting a reusable coffee cup scheme in partnership with TerraCycle’s reusable packaging service, Loop, to reduce single-use waste to landfills. In a global first for the fast-food giant, six... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- Dutch plant-based ingredients manufacturer Fooditive Group is launching GoPeasy, a pea-based dairy-free beverage that mimics the taste of milk. The beverage will be immediately available for sale to consumers and aligns with... Read More
02 Jul 2021
--- Consolidated sales of €670 million (US$792 million) generated in 2020 were lower than expected and could not build on the good turnover of the previous year, says German ingredients supplier, the Uelzena Group.
01 Jul 2021
--- PepsiCo is scaling up its healthy snacks and beverage portfolio across Europe, pledging to reduce the average level of added sugars in its beverage portfolio by 25 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030. Snacks will also get... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Coca-Cola HBC is investing in Caffè Vergnano to expand its stronghold in the European coffee scene. Its wholly-owned subsidiary CC Beverages Holdings II reached an agreement to acquire a 30 percent minority equity... Read More
23 Jun 2021
--- Botanical extract specialist Layn Natural Ingredients is securing a targeted US$148 million from stock to be invested in infrastructure expansion and innovation. The move aims to improve the company’s R&D and... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Nespresso has begun the construction of its expansion of the company’s production center in Romont, Switzerland. The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022. The CHF160 million... Read More
27 May 2021
--- Barry Callebaut’s cocoa brand Van Houten has launched a powdered chocolate beverage made from Ruby chocolate. Touted as a “cutting-edge development,” the drink powder will be offered to the hospitality... Read More
12 May 2021
--- There is no doubt the plant-based space is booming with many opportunities to develop innovative dairy-free alternatives. From oat-based milk to vegan cheese and plant-based chocolate, the alt-dairy arena is packed with... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- Nespresso’s limited edition La Cumplida Refinada coffee is Nestlé’s first coffee to “unlock” a differentiated profile through post-harvest fermentation, a natural process that takes place at... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- In a new breakthrough, Nestlé plant scientists have developed a generation of low carbon coffee varieties, through classical non-GMO breeding that harnesses the plant’s natural biodiversity. Compared to standard... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Swiss food giant Nestlé is launching plant-based versions of some of its most-loved brands in Asia as consumers include more dairy alternatives in their diet. That now has a new plant-based version of Milo, the... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has secured sole UK exclusivity to supply a number of high-profile brands in the hot drinks category.The Sussex-based company pegs it as its “first big move” into premium hot... Read More
23 Mar 2021
--- Nestlé is rolling out its touchless coffee machines to offer an extra level of safety as virus-wary office workers return to workplaces. The contactless coffee machines can be controlled via smartphones to allay... Read More