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Asia’s First Dairy-Free Festival Is a Signal of the APAC Market Potential

4 Mins Read Last month, Jakarta held Asia’s very first dairy-free festival and alternative milk latte art competition in a strong showing of the category potential across the region. Organized by the Jakarta Vegan Guide, the Generasi Dairy-Free Festival, the first dairy-free and plant-based festival in Asia, featured more than 40 brands and hosted over 3,000 attendees. The […]

Atomo Coffee Raises $40 Million in a Series A for Its Climate-Friendly Beanless Brew

3 Mins Read Seattle’s climate-friendly ‘beanless’ Atomo Coffee has announced the closing of its Series A, with a $40 million investment led by S2G Ventures, AgFunder, and Horizons Ventures. Reverse engineering the coffee bean to help address the climate crisis, Atomo Coffee says the Series A funding will help accelerate the development of its beanless coffee products and […]

Starbuck Unveils New Dairy-Free Bottled Oat Milk Frappuccinos

3 Mins Read Coffee giant Starbucks has announced it is launching a line of dairy-free bottled frappuccinos. Historically slow to react to plant-based demand, Starbucks is making up for lost time. The Frappuccino announcement comes after a slew of new plant-forward releases this year. Frappuccinos have long been a favourite item on the Starbucks menu but this will […]

New Research Claims Coffee May Become Harder To Source And More Expensive As Climate Change Rages On

4 Mins Read The world could lose half of its best coffee-growing land under a moderate climate change scenario. Brazil, which is the currently world’s largest coffee producer, will see its most suitable coffee-growing land decline by 79%.  That’s one key finding of a new study by scientists in Switzerland, who assessed the potential impacts of climate change on coffee, […]

Cell-Based Coffee, Anybody? Finnish Scientists Just Grew Coffee In Labs

3 Mins Read Fancy a cup of lab-grown coffee? Finnish researchers have managed to produce coffee cells in a bioreactor using cellular agriculture. According to the team, it smells and tastes exactly like your regular cup, but comes at a fraction of the environmental cost. Scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland recently produced their first […]

Coffee Won’t Taste and Smell The Same Due To Climate Change, Study Finds

4 Mins Read The taste and smell of your morning coffee could be very different in a few years from now. In fact, it has probably undergone slight changes already due to climate change. In a new study, researchers found that shifting climate conditions are having an impact on the sensorial aspects and overall quality of coffee.  Scientists […]

Compound Foods Closes $4.5M Seed To Ferment Sustainable Beanless Coffee

3 Mins Read Compound Foods, a San Francisco startup brewing coffee without any beans, has just secured $4.5 million in its seed round. The biotech has developed coffee that tastes, looks and smells and even the same caffeine dose as its conventional counterpart, but is far more sustainable—all thanks to microbial fermentation technology.  Fermentation is the rising star […]

Hong Kong Siblings Launch First Ever Compostable Adaptogenic Coffee Capsules

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and Australia-based siblings Herman, Sharon and Chamani Wong started Beams Coffee after a stressful experience that saw Herman go through heart surgery, when the trio decided to create a brand “allows everyone to take control of their own health”. Launched this October, Beams Coffee’s first beta collection offers coffees that have been enriched […]

Starbucks Debuts Stand Alone Teavana Concept Stores in Hong Kong Amidst Health & Green Push

3 Mins Read Starbucks has recently launched Teavana-forward outlets in Hong Kong this summer, featuring open designs, botanical touches and brand new flavours. This comes alongside a number of green initiatives that the coffee-chain giant have also begun to push in the city, including a collaboration with collapsible mug company Stojo and ditching plastic items. Starbucks’ shift towards […]

The 411 On Bulletproof Coffee: What You Need To Know – Pros AND Cons

3 Mins Read Bulletproof coffee, also known as bullet coffee, MCT coffee and grassfed coffee, was conceived of by Silicon Valley veteran Dave Asprey, who was inspired to create the recipe after discovering tea blended with yak butter whilst traveling in Tibet. The exact bulletproof coffee formula consists of blending organic filtered coffee, Brain Octane or XCT oil and […]

The Complete Guide to Hong Kong’s Artisanal Coffee Shops

12 Mins Read We are delighted to share this fantastic guide from our friends at Foodie, Hong Kong’s authority on all things delicious. Enjoy! Coffee. It is not an easy task, any longer, to brag that you have finally found a good coffee joint in this city. In fact, picking one now is like choosing your favourite child. Both […]

Green Queen Recommends: Top 5 Green Coffee Shops

3 Mins Read Us green folk love a good coffee as much as the next person but it is often a struggle to find the right cup around town. Luckily, Green Queen has put together her Top 5 Guide to Hong Kong’s most eco-friendly coffee shops. Did we mention you can find all of them in our awesome […]