By Andrés Padilla, Senior Analyst, Rabobank
This post originally appeared on RaboResearch
Retail Slows as Foodservice Remains Hot
Over the past five years, coffee retail sales in the US have grown at a healthy rate. Continue reading
Whether you’re an industry veteran or looking to make a change, there’s never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in coffee.
Check out this week’s featured job listings – and visit the Coffee Career Center for more. (Please note that you will need to set up a free account to view the full post.)
Financial Analyst, Central & South America | Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
VP, Coffee | Fair Trade USA
Education Manager | Toddy, LLC
Food Safety Quality Manager | Toddy, LLC
Machine Technician | La Colombe
Barista | Cafe Grumpy
All positions | Urth Caffe
Branch Quality and Technical Manager | illycaffe
Visit the Coffee Career Center to view more listings, share your resume, or post a job.
The theme of the National Coffee Association 2017 Convention is “innovation” – inspired not only by our host city Austin, TX, but the transformations and transitions we’re seeing across the coffee industry.
Wherever it’s found, innovation can be fueled by the power of “weak connections” (and strong coffee). In other words, exposure to fresh perspectives through conversation and acquaintances – such as networking with more than 700 coffee industry executives – helps your brain combine different ideas in new ways.
Because often, inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. For instance: leftover soap can catalyze life-saving change.
Here, Derreck Kayongo, Global Soap Project Founder & CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, shares how learning about the hospitality industry’s considerable waste led him to create a global humanitarian initiative.
What’s ahead for the international coffee industry?
The USDA recently released their biannual report, which includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in coffee.
Key highlights from the 2016/17 forecast include: Continue reading
Younger coffee drinkers want to recreate the customized coffeehouse experience at home, according to new research from Packaged Facts.
The U.S. market for packaged and ready-to-drink coffee sold at retail was estimated at $13.5 billion in 2015, up almost 10% from the year before. By 2020, sales of packaged and ready-to-drink coffee in the U.S. are expected to close in on $18 billion.
Retail dollar sales continue to grow largely because of continued reinvention across the coffee industry, from k-cups to cold brew.
According to Packaged Facts, growth in the coffee industry can largely be attributed to three segments: Continue reading
By Joseph DeRupo, Director of External Relations, NCA
After a deeply divisive campaign, a new administration is poised to assume power in Washington, having been elected on a platform which has expressed skepticism toward big government and regulatory intervention.
The transfer of power has only just begun, cabinet and agency appointments are a still in progress, and budget negotiations are far off – including the implications of funding cutbacks or additions.
In the meantime, we’re preparing for the changes that may be ahead. Earlier this year, the NCA released the first-ever Economic Impact Study to measure the U.S. coffee economy, and the NCA’s 2017 plan already includes outreach in Washington to raise awareness of the industry’s importance. That outreach will now take on even greater significance as the coming months unfold.
The NCA will not speculate as to what these changes in Washington may mean for coffee. But it’s never too soon to begin planning, and here are some key issues on the industry’s docket:
By Bill Murray, NCA, CEO
The U.S. Department of Labor reported last month that there were 5.9 million vacant jobs in the U.S., while the rate of people quitting their jobs has been rising steadily. Companies are hiring, and people are moving on – and up.
Unless you plan on working for one employer forever, at some point you’ll be looking for that next job. The best time to prepare is now – especially if you aren’t actively looking.
The key to success is not only successful execution of each step, but also having an overall strategy, much as you would for any long-term project.
Here’s a checklist of strategies, tactics, and considerations:
Internships are critical for hands-on experience in a new profession – especially in an industry complex as coffee. Developing new skills and connections gives you a critical advantage in today’s competitive job market.
For employers, interns offer companies fresh perspectives, critical support to boost team productivity, and/or specialized talent to knock out that key project with long-term benefits. It’s also a great way to give back to the industry, cultivating future leaders through education and mentorship. [Ed. note: Check out our new Coffee Career Center for internships tailored specifically for the coffee industry.]
By Bill Murray, NCA
There’s never been a more exciting time to have a career in coffee.
From the barista who pulls the perfect shot, to the unheralded scientists working to preserve the genetic diversity of coffee, professionals all around the world have turned their passion for coffee into a livelihood. And yet, until now, there’s never been an easy way to find those career opportunities – or to find talent to match these opportunities.
This is why we are pleased to announce the launch of the first dedicated career center for coffee – anchored by a coffee job board. A venture of the National Coffee Association, U.S.A., the Coffee Career Center is intended to be your first career stop – whether you are hiring, or looking to get hired, in the fascinating and rewarding world of coffee. Continue reading