Mismatch in supply and demand sends coffee prices higher

Jul 12, 2021
Coffee commodity prices are hitting their highest levels in years. Will consumers keep paying more?
Global coffee consumption continues to rise.
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Starbucks sees grounds for optimism as sales in China rebound

Jan 27, 2021
The coffee giant has been able to weather the pandemic by expanding its drive-thru and online ordering.
Starbucks has the resources to weather the COVID-19 slowdown, one analyst says. Above, a woman wearing a face mask walks past a Starbucks in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2020.
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How a coffee company CEO is getting through the pandemic

Oct 14, 2020
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based in Oakland, California, recounts the challenges his business has faced due to the pandemic.
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based 
 in Oakland, California.
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The real cost of a $6 cappuccino

Feb 13, 2019
The price of unroasted beans hasn’t changed since the 1970s, but that cup of coffee you are drinking has gotten a whole lot more expensive for everyone.
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Volcanic activity takes the buzz out of Hawaii's coffee harvest

Feb 4, 2019
Coffee farmers in Hawaii are citing volcanic activity for a poor harvest.
Lava spews in Kilauea's East Rift Zone on May 23, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii, amid eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.
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Cold brew coffee is straight hotness right now

Jan 23, 2019
Across the United States, more people are getting their caffeine drinks ice-cold instead of steaming-hot.
Cold brew sales surged more than 500% from 2011 to 2016, according to the National Coffee Association.
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Dunkin' aims at Starbucks with revamped espresso drinks

Oct 24, 2018
Dunkin’ recently dropped “Donuts” from its name, and now we know one reason why. It wants people to think more about fancy coffee drinks. The chain says it’ll be brewing lattes, cappuccinos and Americanos at its 9,200 stores by the holidays. That’s a pretty big pivot to coffee. Click the audio player above to hear […]
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Dunkin' aims at Starbucks with revamped espresso drinks

Oct 24, 2018
Dunkin’ recently dropped “Donuts” from its name, and now we know one reason why. It wants people to think more about fancy coffee drinks. The chain says it’ll be brewing lattes, cappuccinos and Americanos at its 9,200 stores by the holidays. That’s a pretty big pivot to coffee. Click the audio player above to hear […]
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Coca-Cola and Costa: Here’s why coffee is so … hot

Aug 31, 2018
Coca-Cola is the latest corporation to make a big bet on coffee. It’s planning to buy the United Kingdom’s biggest coffee chain, Costa, for $5.1 billion. It seems as if everyone wants a piece of the coffee action these days. European conglomerate JAB has picked up Peet’s, Caribou and  Stumptown. Nestle owns the high-end Blue […]

Coffee Bean speeds back to New York as retail real estate slows

Jun 26, 2018
New York or LA? Headlines in recent years have been all about people leaving the Big Apple in droves, heading for SoCal. But sometimes the flow does ebb. Witness the announcement today from LA-based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It’s planning to open 100 new locations in New York City over the next decade. What’s […]