18 of 40 European Markets Saw Coffee Shop Declines Due to COVID-19, Report StatesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

2021 Europe coffee market

Nearly half of the 40 European countries identified in the latest Allegra World Coffee Portal market report saw a decline in the number of coffee shops over the past year due to COVID-19. The year also saw dramatic slumps in coffee shop sales throughout Europe, by about 30%.

Major chains such as Costa Coffee, McCafé and Starbucks proved most resilient to the pandemic, with each reporting moderate growth in the total number of coffee shops. With more than 8,700 shops, those three chains now comprise about 22% of the total European coffee market, while 20 of Europe’s largest chains now

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COVID-19 Curtailed High-End Green Coffee Purchasing, Analysis ShowsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

COVID-19 specialty coffee

Traded volumes of high-quality specialty coffee declined as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic while volumes of lower-quality specialty coffees increased, according to a recent analysis from the authors of the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide.

Peter W. Roberts and Chad Trewick penned the 19-page report documenting the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on specialty coffee purchasing behaviors in the 2019-20 harvest year. The report covered thousands of contracted transactions from the dawn of the pandemic through October 2020, providing comparisons to the prior year.

The two also introduced the report in an English-language webinar here (a Spanish-language version of the webinar

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Oregon Coffee Shop Fined $27,470 For COVID-19 Safety ViolationsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

coffee shop fined

The State of Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Bend coffee shop $27,470 for violating rules designed to protect employees from contracting and spreading COVID-19.

It is the second time the state agency has fined Kevista Coffee, a specialty coffee shop opened by owners Kevin and Krista Lauinger last year. Last July, the agency fined the shop $8,900 for willfully failing to implement face coverings inside.

According to Oregon OSHA, the coffee shop opened for indoor dining last December in violation of state orders and during a time when Deschutes County was designated as being at

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