Strengthening the coffee industry by eliminating the reusable cup discount

When lockdown lifts to permit coffee shop trade, we should end the customer discount for reusable cups. Here’s why, how we should use the money instead, and why this is the best moment to implement this change.

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We’ve made progress on wages, but there’s still much more work to be done

Analysis comparing wage, revenue and inflation over the past two years shows the coffee industry is paying its staff more by raising prices

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Global warming is the biggest threat facing humanity. If all else fails, could geo-engineering be the answer?

Solar geo-engineering is controversial. There are strong reasons not to do it. But if current methods of countering global warming fail, then the last resort may be to artificially control the global temperature. The Economist investigates.

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Updated on 9 February 2020

Escaping the Daily Grind

You started a coffee business to escape the daily grind, but how do your teams find working in your company culture?

Patty McCord served as chief talent officer of Netflix for 14 years. In this short video she offers eight ideas that helped her re-write the HR handbook.

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Updated on 6 August 2020

Change Everything, Except the Goal

Kim Elena Ionescu moderates a panel on progress – and yes, lack of – towards sustainability in the coffee industry. Get a overview of the progress to date, and a sense of the challenges that remain.

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