Rwanda’s reluctant love affair with coffee

Kigali, Rwanda – Inside Abdul Sibomana’s farm, on the outskirts of Nyanza town in southern Rwanda, dry coffee cherries hang from small stems. The 30-year-old’s farm sits between a line of small land holdings just off the main highway that snakes its way through sprawling hills dotted with coffee, banana and cassava plantations. The coffee that’s…

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Coke Takes On Starbucks With $5.1 Billion Coffee Deal

Coca-Cola Co. made the largest brand acquisition in its history, saying Friday that it would pay $5.1 billion for British coffee-shop chain Costa as the soda giant moves further from its soft-drink roots and joins a growing group of consumer-goods companies that are betting big on coffee. The deal gives Coke a large brick-and-mortar retail…

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‘It’s the Fizz’: How Seltzer Is Upending Coffee and Beer

When Kati Aleckson is craving something sweet, she drinks a flavored sparkling water. When she needs an afternoon pick-me-up, she reaches for a caffeinated one. And when she’s out with friends, her go-to drink is hard seltzer. The 29-year-old used to drink Dr Pepper during the day and hard cider on date nights. But she…

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Bringing Blockchain to the Coffee Cup

April 15, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET Do you take your coffee with cream, sugar or blockchain? Denver’s Coda Coffee Co. this week is offering what it calls “the world’s first blockchain-traced coffee,” giving customers access to a cloud-based ledger that tracks every stop along their coffee’s supply chain. By scanning a QR code associated with…

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