28 Apr '12, 12am
New blog post: Sips: Vietnam, over-ripes, Wal-Mart, and more
One of the best parts of the Guardian’s article “A better future is percolating for Vietnam’s coffee ” is the reasonably thoughtful discussion in the comments. If I understand this correctly, Nespresso has created a coffee from over-ripe cherries. Wal-Mart is planning to introduce the Esio Beverage System as a less-expensive alternative to Keurig K-Cup and Vue brewers in the race to the bottom of the single-serve market. Cars, electronics, and … coffee? Mitsubishi has purchased a 20 percent stake in Ipanema Coffees, one of Brazil’s largest coffee producing farms. Starbucks decides on more modest goals for re-usable cups, but has made progress in recycling the paper versions. Meanwhile in China, Starbucks is working on cultivating employees and developing career opportunities .