Singapore 

Man’s FB post about how he ate stranger’s leftovers at coffee shop sparks debate, Singapore News

If you are starving and come across a bowl of noodles left behind by some unknown person at a coffee shop, would you eat it? Most people would probably say no and be disgusted by the mere thought of it. Not Facebook user Luo Yonghui‎, however. Luo identifies himself as a freegan, which refers to someone who believes in the minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. In a Facebook post on Saturday (July 13), Luo shared how he had seen a bowl of leftover noodles…

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Vietnam 

VN coffee exports plummet as robusta prices fall – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Exports of coffee in the first six months fell by around 20 per cent year-on-year. – VNA Photo Vũ Sinh HCM CITY — Việt Nam’s coffee exports dropped by around 20 per cent in the first half of the year. According to the Agricultural Products Processing and Market Development Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), coffee export value was worth US$1.6 billion in the first six months as most markets except the Philippines reduced purchases. Most countries are sitting on…

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Singapore 

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf apologises for gaffe in SAF Day discount promotional artwork, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Singapore chain of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has apologised for a blunder in its original promotional artwork to mark SAF Day, which featured a soldier in uniform. The coffee chain is offering a 50 per cent discount for its small ice blended drinks for national servicemen (NSmen) who show their 11B card or wear their uniforms at outlets islandwide from next Monday (July 1) to Sunday. However, the image drew the ire of social media users, who pointed out that the solder did not appear to…

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Singapore 

Man charged with molesting beer lady at Woodlands coffee shop: Video shows friend filming police, Singapore News

A 41-year-old man allegedly molested a beer lady at a coffee shop in Woodlands by using his left hand to slap her buttocks. The police told Stomp in response to queries that they were alerted to a case of alleged outrage of modesty at Block 304 Woodlands Street 31 on May 18, at 9.49pm. Chinese national Yu Zhiyong was charged on Thursday (May 23) with one count of using criminal force on the 30-year-old woman, intending to outrage her modesty, reported Lianhe Zaobao. A video circulating on Facebook shows Yu,…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam to manage coffee quality through new database – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Farmers harvest coffee in Lâm Đồng Province. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A database of coffee areas would be used as a digital tool to assist partners in managing coffee plantations and quality in Việt Nam, participants heard at a workshop held on Thursday by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Global Coffee Platform (GCP). The database will assess how Vietnamese coffee farmers understand and adopt good practices for sustainable coffee production following a pilot programme held in Di Linh District in Lâm Đồng Province with the participation of more than 8,500 coffee households.…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam coffee exports plummet on global headwinds – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A farmer in Lâm Đồng Province harvests his coffee crop. Vietnamese coffee exports are down and the trend looks set to continue. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — Việt Nam’s coffee exports have fallen in both volume and value terms this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It exported 629,000 tonnes worth US$1.1 billion in the first four months, a year-on-year decrease of 13.4 per cent in volume and 22.5 per cent in value. The trend is forecast to continue this month, the…

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Vietnam 

The Coffee House to boost production by 10-15% this year – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A representative of The Coffee House talks about the company’s business at a press meeting in HCM City on Thursday. – VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Coffee House, a coffee shop chain and manufacturer, announced on Thursday in HCM City that it would target 20 tonnes of coffee exports this year and increase its total production yield by 10-15 per cent over the previous year. Nguyễn Hải Ninh, CEO of The Coffee House, also revealed that the company’s business plan would include doubling manufacturing output and boosting exports to the…

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Starbucks’ Chinese rival Luckin Coffee seeks to raise up to US$586.5 million in US initial public offering

Luckin Coffee, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, is looking to raise up to US$586.5 million, its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday showed.The company said it expects to offer 34.5 million American depository shares (ADS) priced between US$15 and US$17 per ADS in an initial public offering.Luckin Coffee, which has been expanding at breakneck speed, currently operates 2,370 stores in 28 Chinese cities and plans to open 2,500 more this year as it tries to… Source link

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Vietnam 

Coffee exhibition begins in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY – The Việt Nam International Cafe Show has opened in HCM City. It has over 200 stalls set up by 150 local and international businesses in sectors such as coffee, tea, sweets, ingredients, machinery, equipment, and decorations. Coffee co-operatives from Đắk Nông and Đắk Lắk are also taking part. The exhibition is an opportunity for businesses to promote their products while visitors can enjoy high-quality coffee products. The Việt Nam National Barista Championship is being held at the event, with the winner set to compete in the 2020…

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Vietnam 

Nha Trang hosts first-ever coffee festival – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Foreign visitors taste Vietnamese coffee products at the festival. VNS Photo   HÀ NỘI – More than 20 famous coffee brands in Việt Nam are being showcased at a coffee festival in the central city of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province. The festival is held as part of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s programme to promote Vietnamese enterprises’ direct participation in foreign distribution chains. The event is an opportunity for coffee producers to promote their products to coffee lovers, gradually bringing Vietnamese coffee products to the world, its…

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