Tag - coffee



Farmers dry coffee beans at the Thiririka farming cooperative in Kiambu County, Kenya, in November 2022.
Jan 15, 2024
Is it time for a coffee cartel?
If farmers in the developing world are prevented from getting their fair share from coffee production they should take matters into their own hands.
A Luckin Coffee store in Beijing on Dec. 8
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2024
China's new thirst for coffee spurs cutthroat cafe competition
Analysts expect China's growing thirst for coffee to be a key driver of future demand for the beans as coffee shops expand.
Sacks of coffee beans at a storage unit in the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2023
Coffee firms switch sources, evading impact of EU deforestation law
Under the new law, importers of various commodities and products that use them must prove goods did not originate from deforested land.
Starbucks' stock has fallen for the past two weeks amid concern about "still-slow China data” and sales trends, according to one analyst.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
Starbucks heads for record losing streak as sales concerns mount
An 11-day stock slump has erased 10% of the coffee giant's market value, or nearly $12 billion.
Hidenori Izaki, one-time winner of the World Barista Championship, brings coffee to new heights at Cokuun.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 26, 2023
Tasting the 'Zen of coffee' at speakeasy-esque Cokuun
Drawing inspiration from fine dining and tea ceremony, Hidenori Izaki brews coffee with exceptional hospitality and speakeasy-style mystique.
Blue Bottle Studio Kyoto's tasting sessions combine excellent coffees, curated music and a technical display of barista-ship.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 26, 2023
Blue Bottle Kyoto gives coffee the 'kaiseki' treatment
The menu unfolds with each course crafted to present a different facet of coffee culture.
'Arayes' are a Lebanese dish made from raw meat stuffed into pita pockets and cooked until succulent inside and crispy outside.
LIFE / Food & Drink / The Recipe Box
Nov 26, 2023
Recipe: Coffee-spiced stuffed pitas
'Arayes' are a Lebanese dish made from raw meat stuffed into pita pockets and cooked until succulent inside and crispy outside.
A man harvests coffee berries in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 14, 2023
Coffee firms underprepared for EU deforestation law: report
Desperate farmers excluded by the law might be forced to expand into forested areas and increase output to survive, defeating the law's purpose.
A farmer picks coffee beans at his plantation in West Java, Indonesia, on Aug. 2.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 14, 2023
World's fourth largest coffee crop threatened by El Nino
Lower coffee output in Indonesia could trigger a steeper rise in prices, which have climbed more than 40% in 2023.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2023
Starbucks brews up cheaper India drinks as domestic rivals expand
Starbucks is revamping its strategy to lure Indians with smaller, cheaper beverages as it looks to expand in small towns amid a fierce challenge from domestic startups.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 19, 2023
Kiwi cafe culture goes down smooth at Iki’s coffeehouses
In the unassuming Kiyosumi Shirakawa neighborhood, two coffeeshops pride themselves on recreating the experience of a morning out at an Auckland or Christchurch cafe.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Java without java? The crisis brewing in coffee
The Indonesian island is a byword for caffeine. The woes piling up for the coffee industry are on full display.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 13, 2022
Chef Kiyoki Umeda dreams of 'Pretty Good’ doughnuts
Don't let the humble name fool you u2014 these doughnuts are serious business.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2022
Ojizo Coffee is brewing up a plan to give back to the community
One couple sees ethical cafe culture as being a part of the rehabilitation of those who are afflicted by societal ills.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2022
Ash's cocktails and coffee lack a major element: waste
Shibuya has no shortage of watering holes, but how many source ingredients from the leftovers of other bars and restaurants?
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2022
Nearly 370 million disposable cups used by Japan coffee chains in 2020
Starbucks is estimated to have distributed the largest number of disposal cups by far, totaling around 231.7 million.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2022
Vaughan and Rie Allison welcome all new arrivals to Mia Mia
Picking a location for their cafe far from Tokyo's bustling central hot spots, Vaughan and Rie Allison have nonetheless developed a loyal following among the locals.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2021
The country that makes breakfast for the world is plagued by fire, frost and drought
As much as 1.3 billion pounds of coffee beans were destroyed u2014 enough to brew every cup Americans drink for four months.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 25, 2021
Four essential ways to brew the perfect cup of coffee at home
From set-it-and-forget-it cold brew to the meticulous V60 pour over, hereu2019s how to take your home-brewed coffee to the next level.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2021
JR East to deploy robotic baristas at Tokyo and Yokohama stations
The railway service operator hopes the trial will pave the way for customized beverages, using artificial intelligence, and a "coffee subscription service" for commuter pass holders.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation