Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.
Mon, 5 Dec
- Applications open for PRF El Salvador Mayorga Scholarship. Successful applicants of the scholarship programme, which is funded by PRF Diamond Sponsor Mayorga Coffee, will receive a free ticket to the two-day forum. Mayorga Coffee will sponsor 500 Salvadoran farmers to attend the event, which will be held in San Salvador on 16 and 17 March 2023.
Tue, 6 Dec
Wed, 7 Dec
Thu, 8 Dec
- Toddy Cold Brew Championship to return at PRF El Salvador. The first competition of its kind took place at last year’s PRF Colombia, with barista Mauricio Romero placing first. Competitors are required to use Toddy’s Cold Brew Cupping Kit and filters to prepare cold brew in three different ways. The Toddy Cold Brew Championship will be held at PRF El Salvador on 16 and 17 March 2023.
- Ethiopian Embassy to showcase its coffee in UK. The exhibition will be the first in the UK to exclusively showcase Ethiopian coffee, and will include cupping sessions, roasting technique demos, coffee tastings, and short presentations by coffee professionals from across Ethiopia.
Fri, 9 Dec
- Slingshot launches new on-demand Sisma grinder. The Australian grinder manufacturer’s new model includes a “Vibration Levelling System”, which it says helps to improve distribution. The Sisma is also available with three different burr sets.
- Colombian coffee exports drop by 25% in November. In the last 12 months, the country’s coffee exports have fallen by 8% to 11.5 million 60kg bags. Last month, exports decreased to 854,000 60kg bags, compared to more than 1.1 million bags in the same month in 2021.
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- Wed, 30 Nov – TechnoServe launches Burundi Better Coffee Initiative. The non-profit says the initiative will support the livelihoods of 60,000 coffee-farming households over the next five years, and will seek to resolve issues such as poor soil health and climate change. Partners of the project include the Kahawatu Foundation, the Coffee Quality Institute, and the Burundi Development Agency.
- Thu, 1 Dec – Krispy Kreme to open its first Jamaican store in 2023. The coffee and doughnut chain says it aims to open the St Andrew location in the first quarter of the year. Jamaican stores will be operated by new franchise partner Restaurant Associates Limited.
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