What’s in store for UK coffee shops in 2022

Based on exclusive data from World Coffee Portal’s Project Café UK 2022 report, 5THWAVE examines five key market dynamics shaping the UK’s largest branded coffee chain market in 2022 and beyond In early 2021, UK branded coffee chains were reeling from Covid-19 disruption that had wiped out nearly £2bn ($2.7bn) of market value. However, 12 […]

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Greek Coffee in the Post-Covid Era

Greece has a unique coffee culture and a strong domestic market. As Europe’s sixth-largest branded coffee chain market emerges from the pandemic, its vital tourism industry is also rebounding, with new business models gaining traction among operators, reports Vasileia Fanarioti The Greeks have a lifelong love affair with coffee, one that not only has successfully […]

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Q&A with Coffee Expert and Alpro Ambassador, Chiara Bergonzi

Teacher and SCAE Educator, Coffee Consultant, International Judge, Writer and now also Alpro Ambassador! Can you tell us about your background?  I got into the coffee world when I was 18 only. I started as café manager. Then, in 2010, I met Luigi Lupi, a world-renowned coffee professional who initiated me to coffee competitions. I […]

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The Ultimate Cinnamon Roll Sandwich Recipe

A delicious dessert that you can make at home.

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Meet The Buyer: Julian Weresch, Sodexo

The European Coffee Symposium speak to Julian Weresch, Brand Manager at Sodexo, on how Covid-19 has changed — and will continue to change — consumer behaviour.

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Ask The Buyer: Jamie Robertson, Roasting Plant Coffee

With the rise of the “at-home barista”, customers are looking for ways to improve their coffee at home, from upgrading their equipment to purchasing better quality beans. We spoke to Jamie Robertson, CEO of Roasting Plant Coffee, who shared what their customers are looking for in the Covid-19 era, plus why they have seen an […]

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Water and the Taste of Coffee

Why using the right kind of water is just as important as using high-quality coffee beans

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The 5THWAVE Podcast is Here!

World Coffee Portal’s forward-thinking interview series examining the business of progressive coffee culture.

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Ask The Buyer: Petros Malousis, Coffee Lab

Petros Malousis, Operations Manager, CoffeeLab UK

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Alpro Announces €30m Investment and 2025 Sustainability Plan

Belgian plant-based food and beverage brand to expand production and announces an ambitious five-year sustainability action plan.

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