Tomorrow’s trends: packaging

The European Coffee Symposium 2016 cups have been provided by Dart Products Europe, ‘your on-the-go food packaging manufacturer, supplier and resource.’ We interviewed Philippe Payras, Vice President of Sales for Dart, to discuss current and foreseeable trends in the industry. Here’s what he had to say.

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Is plant-based the future?

Plant-based is booming in the coffee scene. That’s why we’ve invited European Coffee Symposium 2016 sponsor Alpro, to serve delegates delicious plant-based beverages from its dedicated plant-based coffee bar.

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It’s simple when it’s Black&White

At this year’s European Coffee Symposium, event sponsor, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, will be showcasing its new Black&White4c bean to cup machine – the most compact yet.

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An Interview with Boris Chlebec — Global Brand Ambassador for Britvic

We sat down with Global Brand Ambassador for Britvic, Boris Chlebec, to hear what he has to say about the ever-evolving marriage between syrup and coffee.

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Will Brexit Make Britons Give Up Drinking Coffee?

‘Speculation about the effects of Brexit on Britain’s economy reminds me of the comment by the famous Hollywood script-writer William Goldman when writing about what it takes to make a hit movie: “Nobody knows anything – Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for certain what’s going to work’.” By Professor Paul Whiteley.

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The Art of Blending

Both are popular beverages enjoyed by millions of people across the world. But when it comes to the growing, blending and tasting, coffee and wine are even more similar than you might expect. ECS sponsor, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, has teamed up with Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn to explore the similarities and bring a new approach to the development of coffee blends in its Grand Crü range.

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The Hungarian Coffee Market: An Overview

As the European Coffee Symposium travels to Budapest, we put a spotlight on the Hungarian and neighbouring coffee shop markets. European Market Size and Growth The European branded coffee shop market (24 countries) was estimated at 19,472 outlets in October 2015. The market grew by 9% per annum in 2015 adding 1,615 outlets The European […]

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Members’ Only? An interview with Timberyard

  Since 2012, Timberyard has been challenging the status quo of the coffee industry. Rather than attempting to turn over high numbers of covers, the London-based brand goes against the grain and actively encourages its customers to occupy its seats for as long as possible. Now it is taking things one step further, and introducing […]

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Nordic Coffee Culture – Up and Up

The total Nordic coffee shop market (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) is forecast to reach 1,023 outlets in 2015 and is worth €436m. Recent M&A activity is a positive sign for the future growth of the Nordics coffee shop market. The purchase of the leading Nordics chain Espresso House and Danish chain Baresso by JAB Holdings […]

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Irish branded coffee shop market continues to grow

The total Irish coffee shop market is estimated at 502 outlets and continues to outperform the Irish retail sector with significant sales growth of 14%, to reach total turnover of €284m. According to Allegra World Coffee Portal’s definitive report, Project Café2015 Ireland, the coffee-focused market has driven overall growth in the last 12 months. Physical […]

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