June 3, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 3 Jun: Intelligentsia employees file to unionise, Chinese study finds coffee consumption can increase life expectancy & 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, 30 May

Tue, 31 May

  • Two more regional 2022 Turkish AeroPress Championships dates announced. The İzmir competition was held from 27 to 29 May. The Ankara regional round will take place from 24 to 25 September, and the final round will be held at the Istanbul Coffee Festival from 6 to 9 October. The winner will represent Turkey at the 2022 World AeroPress Championships from 1 to 3 December in Vancouver BC, Canada.
  • Scholarship recipients announced for coffee school in Honduras. Ten producers (seven of which are women) will receive scholarships, funded by Perfect Daily Grind, to attend La Escuela de Catadores in Honduras. The school was founded by the Honduran Institute of Coffee (IHCAFÉ).

Wed, 1 Jun

Thu, 2 Jun

  • Chernyi Cooperative to host Ukraine fundraiser. The Moscow roaster will serve its coffee at the event, which will be held at Probador Colectiva in Istanbul on 4 June. All proceeds will be donated to volunteer organisation Kyiv Angels and Kyiv wine bar and bistro Pure & Naive.

Fri, 3 Jun

Here are a few news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Tue, 24 May – Tim Hortons to open first location in Pakistan. The first store will open in the country’s second largest city of Lahore in 2022. The coffee chain plans to open hundreds of locations in Pakistan over the next few years.
  • Wed, 25 May – Coffee sales drive revenue growth for Strauss Group. The company reported a steep 79.2% decline in net income during the first quarter of 2022, but coffee sales increased around 32.6% following higher sales in the international and Israel coffee market categories.
  • Fri, 27 May – USAID announces winners of MujerProspera Challenge. The project awards funding to initiatives which advance women’s economic security, employment, and entrepreneurship in Central America – including in coffee-growing communities. The nine winning organisations were collectively awarded US $5 million to support their respective programmes.

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