Category: e-commerce

Singapore Coffee Association to Host Inaugural Online Microlot Auction

The Singapore Coffee Association is planning to launch the first ever Singapore Microlot Specialty Coffee Auction, making dozens of individual coffee lots available to international buyers online on Thursday,...

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Importer Sustainable Harvest Launches Customer Portal, Plans Producer Portal

Portland, Oregon-based green coffee importer Sustainable Harvest has released a new online portal for coffee buyers. The company is also in the process of developing a similar web portal...

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Online Coffee Subscription Company Trade Gets $9 Million Boost

Online third-party coffee seller Trade has announced a $9 million financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, and early investor in companies such as Amazon, Smartsheet, Rover, and Redfin....

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Prices for High-End Roasted Specialty Coffee Drop for Second Month Straight

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, an analysis of roasted, bagged, specialty coffee prices has shown a second month of declines, particularly at the highest price points. A recent...

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Trade Launches Come Together Coffee Program to Benefit Local Roasters’ Charities

Peet’s-backed online coffee subscription seller Trade has launched a charitable program called Come Together Coffee, through which profits will be diverted to community-minded nonprofits throughout the United States this...

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Tracking Roasted Specialty Coffee Retail Prices and Other Changes During Covid-19

Since 2014, the Specialty Coffee Retail Price Index (SCRPI) has tracked online retail prices charged by a representative group of United States and Canadian specialty coffee roasters. SCRPI reports...

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Coffee Businesses Turning Into Small Grocers as Shopping Behaviors Shift

Even in the best of times, the “half coffee shop, half specialty grocery market” concept never really found widespread adoption in the United States and Canada. Yet as the...

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Roaster Populace Coffee Launches Small Business Support Program

Michigan-based Populace Coffee has launched a private-label service through which half the proceeds from sales of whole-bean coffee will go to small businesses and companies struggling to stay afloat...

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Cropster Responds to Pandemic with Online Shop Platform Shipsbeans

Coffee-focused software and digital solutions provider Cropster has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a platform called Shipsbeans for roasters to quickly set up online sales. Cropster said Shipsbeans...

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As Coronavirus Curtails Retail, Roasters Get Creative with Online Sales

A cup of hot coffee is not as easy to come by as it was, say, last week. In response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, governors in 17 states, as of…

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Coffee Trading Platform Algrano Grows with $4 Million Funding Round

Swiss coffee trading tech company Algrano has completed another funding round of 4 million Swiss Francs (approximately $4.04 million USD, as of this writing). The investment comes about 18...

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