June 9, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 9 Jun: WAC announces dates for world final in Australia, two Geshas receive over 96 points at BoP & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

Mon, 5 Jun

Tue, 6 Jun

  • Two Geshas score over 96 points at 2023 Best of Panama competition. Carmen Gesha by Carmen Estate Coffee received 96.50 points in the washed category, while De La Rosa Mount Totumas Cloud Forest Gesha from Mount Totumas Coffee scored 96.25 points in the natural category. In the varietals category, Guarumo Coffee Farm’s Chicho Gallo Gold Selection received 92.38 points.
  • Nestlé releases first Nescafé Plan 2030 progress report. The report found that coffee producers are gradually adopting more regenerative agricultural practices, which is helping to improve yields. The plan offers financial support to farmers who want to adopt more sustainable farming practices.

Wed, 7 Jun

  • International Café & Beverage Show 2023 attracts more than 11,000 visitors. Event organiser Montgomery Group says this represents an 80% year-on-year increase. The show also hosted the 2023 Malaysian Coffee Championships – with Surender Kumar as the new Malaysian Barista Championship, Liew Kar Weng placing first at the Malaysian Brewers Cup, and Ryan Liew as the new Malaysian Latte Art Champion.

Thu, 8 Jun

Fri, 9 Jun

  • VAE Labs launches Energy Spray caffeine supplement. The spray contains natural caffeine extract and amino acids. VAE Labs claims the spray works five times faster than drinking coffee, with every three sprays equivalent to the caffeine content of one cup of coffee.
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