hot drinks

01 Dec 2021
--- The Calabretta-owned flavor business Comax has been acquired by Florida Food Products (FFP), with the family maintaining an ownership stake. The companies reached an agreement in which FFP will assume majority ownership.
25 Nov 2021
--- Protein content and quality are fast becoming major drivers of consumers’ purchasing choices, according to the latest global research conducted by taste and nutrition specialist Kerry. And the company forecasts a... Read More
18 Nov 2021
--- Costa Coffee and M&S Food have entered a new collaboration to create a dining and on-the-go experience for UK customers – Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food. Launching next year, customers will be able to choose... Read More
15 Nov 2021
--- A new Kerry-commissioned report has found that while the traditional festive flavors such as pumpkin spice, caramel and chocolate remain popular, there is a steady demand for infusing them with health benefits and... Read More
27 Oct 2021
--- Coffee’s sensory qualities, such as taste and aroma, are being impacted by shifts in climate change. This is according to researchers at Tufts and Montana State University in the US who found that yield is not the only... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- The latest installation of a coffee extraction plant at UK supplier Finlays’ facility in northern England is projected to invigorate the cold brew coffee industry with upscaled production to hospitality sectors by 2022.
20 Oct 2021
--- Layn Natural Ingredients is expanding its functional tea extracts line to meet growing consumer demand for healthy clean label ingredients. The company finds this arena promising as it says the global tea extracts industry... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- The Gorilla Coffee Alliance, established by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Nespresso and Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) and others, will mentor 8,500 farmers in South Kivu, the... Read More
01 Oct 2021
--- To mark International Coffee Day, FoodIngredientsFirst looks at the trends shaping the coffee sector, including an initiative targeting the cycle of poverty for female coffee farmers worldwide, sustainable supply chains, and... Read More
23 Sep 2021
--- In the US, Bequest Coffee Roasters has developed a method of reducing packaging waste in the coffee supply chain, while preserving the freshness of single-origin beans. Speaking to PackagingInsights about the... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- Blue Bottle Coffee, a global network of cafes in the US and Asia, has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2024. This extends to the entire brand from coffee and ingredient sourcing to guest-use and end-of-life greenhouse... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Social media is influencing consumer trends within the hot beverage category giving rise to cozy, “comfort” flavors that signal autumnal weather. FoodIngredientsFirst takes a closer look at the space, where among... Read More
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