How to prepare for the future in coffee

❖ Part of the Jobs and Careers in Coffee series

As coronavirus continues to impact the coffee industry, Caffeina and United Baristas embark on a new series to help you get ahead in coffee

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How the coffee industry supported baristas during lockdown with Barista Care

Many baristas and coffee professionals found themselves furloughed thanks to the pandemic. Tim Ridley, founder of United Baristas, explains how the industry rallied together in the latest issue of Caffeine.

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Hot Stuff: How espresso machines cause global warming

❖ Part of the Coffee's Carbon Footprint series

Reducing coffee’s carbon footprint by tackling the energy consumption of espresso machines

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Updated on 25 July 2020

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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Opinion – Sam Mason, Association Coffee: Can coffee shops spearhead the lifting of lockdown?

This week a proposal suggesting coffee shops should be amongst the first businesses to be allowed to re-open as lockdown restriction lift was tabled in Parliament. Sam Mason, Association Coffee, explains why it won’t be viable for many coffee shops.

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Updated on 14 July 2020

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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