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Carbon Offsetting, Vienna's Coffee Culture, and World of Coffee 2024

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An illustration of a row of colorful buildings in Copenhagen with a large cup of coffee and sun in the background.
Christopher C. Aug 07, 2023
  • Road to net zero: Is carbon offsetting the best option for coffee businesses?

    By Matt Haw for newGround

    “One of the most significant contributions to the coffee industry's carbon footprint occurs towards the end of the supply chain. Roasting typically involves burning fossil fuels, leading to the emission of greenhouse gases. On average, 1kg of coffee produces 5kg of carbon dioxide. Once roasted, coffee then needs to be packaged, shipped, ground, brewed, and disposed of. According to research, this final stage accounts for over one-third of the coffee industry's total carbon footprint. As such, many coffee shops and roasters are exploring ways to reduce their carbon emissions.”

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  • Why is Vienna's coffee house culture so influential?

    By Tasmin Grant for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Between the late 1860s and early 1910s, Vienna was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire - making it something of a cultural melting pot in Europe. At the turn of the 20th century, coffee houses became important meeting places for intellectuals and artists to discuss social and political issues, among other topics. For the price of just one coffee, customers could stay for as long as they wanted without being disturbed. In fact, some people even used to have their post delivered to coffee houses - a clear indication they served as a third place for many people at the time.”

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  • Announcing World of Coffee 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark!

    By the World of Coffee Community for Specialty Coffee Association

    “As the world's foremost hub for culture, quality of life, sustainability, and the arts, Copenhagen's distinguished reputation extends to its specialty coffee culture. The city's progressive approach to business, technology, design, and trade further amplifies its standing as a global leader, making it an ideal destination for coffee enthusiasts and professionals to gather at Europe's premier coffee trade show.”

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  • Why didn't more people use plant milks at the 2023 World Barista Championship?

    By Tasmin Grant for Perfect Daily Grind

    “For many, it's unexpected that so few competitors used plant milks at the 2023 World Barista Championships. Around the world, plant-based milks - particularly oat milk - have become immensely popular in coffee shops. In 2022, sales of refrigerated oat milk increased by 37% to US $512 million - evidence that the market continues to grow year-on-year. Some specialty coffee shops, in fact, claim that oat milk is ordered just as much as cow's milk at some of their locations.”

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