INTERVIEW WITH BRITA WATER EXPERT BIRGIT KOHLER

Water quality is a hot topic; it’s always been vital, but there’s never been a better time to educate ourselves. Birgit Kohler, water sommelier at BRITA, explains the important role that water plays in every cup. 

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Cold brew’s high demand proves process is a priority

Cold brew coffee offers exciting opportunities for the industry and packaging will play an important role in response to the trends that are shaping the growth of the category.

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The changing face of British coffee culture: 5 key themes

  Kick-starting a series of articles marking 20 years of ground-breaking research into the UK coffee shop market, the Allegra Coffee Leader Network (ACLN) gathered in London this July to discuss the changing face of British coffee culture. Here are five of the key themes discussed by our expert panel.

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24 Hours in Milan: Coffee Diaries

Italy’s fashion capital is also known for an exciting coffee scene, fusing traditional with new. Brush up on the coffee hot spots now before your trip with our experts guide: 24 hours in Milan, with La Cimbali.

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The Italian Coffee Market: An Overview

As the European Coffee Symposium travels to Milan, we put a spotlight on the Italian coffee shop market.

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2017 European Coffee Award Winners

And the winners of the prestigious European Coffee Awards, recognising outstanding achievements within the sector, are…

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The New Way To Enjoy Hot and Cold Drinks

  Whether it’s combining fruits and vegetables, integrating superfoods, adding exotic spices or re-inventing classic recipes, today’s beverage of choice is more adventurous than ever. Some consumers desire a new taste experience, others, ingredients with health benefits. For most, the perfect drink combines both these elements. Not surprising then that the beverage market has seen […]

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The vegan revolution is changing the way we drink coffee

  And it is not driven by vegans. Three reasons why dairy alternatives have caused a shift in the coffee scene Building on the latest trends and insights from Alpro’s research in 12 European countries, the brand’s Commercial Director Out-Of-Home Eric Derie, is at this year’s European Coffee Symposium Conference exploring how plant-based options are innovating […]

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Stack and Save

  For independent coffee shops, a fresh food and healthy menu constitutes a serious incremental revenue opportunity together with iconic hot and cold beverages. Market research has identified that ‘meal deals’ and ‘bite-with-beverage’ are becoming increasingly popular; the Solo Deli Tower concept has been created by Dart Products Europe, as a cost saving and efficient […]

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Packaging, For Your Convenience

  As all-day dining and healthier eating becomes increasingly common, so does the industry’s need for convenience packaging. That is why European Coffee Symposium 2017 sponsor, Dart Products Europe, has developed its Menu+ concept, designed specifically to offer coffee shop owners versatility, efficiency and style. Allegra Strategies’, Project Café17 Europe report predicted that, ‘with busier […]

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