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Plunge again into the atmosphere of the business and friendly
Amuse-Bouche au The from the Tea Sommelier and Other Fancy Stuff for
The 2nd Moscow International Tea Symposium to take place on February 7,
2011 invites you to participate in the workshop entitled "Making Your
Restaurant Attractive by Means of Tea". The workshop will be held by
Sergey Khorolsky, Director General of Turquoise Tea Group—he
is a professional with vast practical experience.
Quality tea service in hotels, cafes or restaurants cannot be without a
well-thought tea cart, attractive table, and trained staff. Surely,
these three factors must be well combined as an organic whole and
aligned with the overall concept and ideology of the establishment. The
tea table setting must have a highlight that is tuned in with the
interior of the restaurant (hotel, cafe). The tea cart must be
functional and support the main menu. The staff should not only be able
to make and serve tea—they should have the skills of a tea
Some of these tasks can be resolved by purely technical means. Original
accessories, rare hors-d'oeuvres to go with tea, unusual tea brewing
methods, unexpected gastronomical combinations—all of these
will be covered in the workshop. All that can be demonstrated will be
demonstrated. All that can be told will be told. And it is going to be
useful, exciting, and applicable for practical use as part of the daily
routine of the establishment.
However, the focus of the workshop will be the way for turning tea from
a side drink to one of the self-sufficient lines of the establishment's
activities. The speaker at the workshop will cover tea serving and
arrangement as a body of economical, technical, promotional, and
gastronomical solutions worthy of a high style establishment.
The workshop can be attended by the Symposium participants who will
have registered in advance. For the sake of convenience of degustation,
the number of people in the workshop will not exceed fifty.
The Steering Committee of MITS 2011 is preparing other unique
didactic activities for its participants—they are presented
in the Symposium Program at www.coffeetea.ru.
Hurry up! The first 200 participants of the largest event in the tea
and coffee sector have already registered. Fill out the application
form now—the number of attendants is limited.
NEW RICHARD MEIER
BUILDING ENHANCES HAFENCITY SKYLINE
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe Headquarters Become New Anchor in Port ...
New York based architects Richard
Meier & Partners (RMP) and
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG), the world’s leading green coffee
service group are pleased to announce the opening of the new corporate
headquarters of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe located in Hamburg’s
booming HafenCity. The site is part of the ambitious new Masterplan to
redevelop the post-industrial port into a viable business, commercial
and cultural center and as such the largest urban development project
in Europe. Situated on a podium of prime real-estate overlooking the
Sandtorpark, various harbor basins and Hamburg’s traditional
skyline, the new 12-story glass tower, aptly called Coffee Plaza, acts
as an anchor in Hamburg’s refurbished harbor. The site also
includes two adjacent office buildings and a large public plaza.
Before the recent move, the Hamburg companies of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe
had occupied their offices at the traditional nearby Sandtorkai address
for over 55 years. With the revitalization of the port, Michael R.
Neumann, the group’s founder and Chairman, felt it was time
for a new modern headquarters to be developed by an iconic modern
architect. “Coffee recently has undergone huge cultural
changes from the traditional black filter coffee to the lifestyle of
dozens of innovative young and dynamic fun products. I wanted to offer
green coffee an attractive new market place – away from the
age old red brick – architecturally outstanding, transparent
and modern. An interesting building in the new HafenCity next to the
historic Speicherstadt warehouse complex was the ideal setting and
Richard Meier was an outstanding choice as an architect for this
task.” And David M. Neumann, speaker of Neumann
Gruppe’s Board of Management, is confident: “The
new location gives a vital impulse to the entire Neumann Kaffee Gruppe,
strengthening the position of the Group as worldwide leader of green
coffee services and to Hamburg as a coffee trading hub.”
The 8,000 sq meters tower has some of the trademark RMP features
including the white and glass facade and light-filled atrium and office
space. The elliptical tower is made up of eleven floors of office space
and an additional penthouse level, labeled as a “sculptural
roofscape” with conference rooms. The ground floor which also
offers a spectacular view, will house an elegant restaurant. The tower
property includes three subterranean levels designated for parking and
technical spaces. Framing the plaza, two additional structures complete
the ensemble, each approximately 5000 sq meters, both comprised of six
floors, a roof terrace, underground parking and ground floor retail
The building displays a collection of large scale sculpture and
paintings, the most striking example being the world’s
largest coffee bean as a modern bronze.
A number of innovative features were developed specifically for the
tower. In addition to strict municipal zoning and sustainability
requirements, RMP and NKG wanted to go above and beyond in the
construction of this new green building. New mechanical systems and
facades were carefully designed to minimize energy consumption while
providing a working environment with natural ventilation and daylight;
and vertical glass louvers were used on the south and west elevations
that rotate with the sun providing shade and minimizing heat gain.
“This building is a great achievement, both technically and
aesthetically, and we feel it stands apart as a classic modern
structure on the newly redesigned waterfront,” said Richard
Meier. “We are extremely pleased with the collaboration
between RMP and Neumann, who proved to be excellent clients and
partners in this venture.” “We are grateful for the
support we received from the planning authorities in
Hamburg,” adds RMP design partner and project architect
Bernhard Karpf. “And we are very proud to be part of the new
urban revitalization taking place in HafenCity.”
Coffee marketers can
warm up to young sippers for long-term growth ...
A cup of coffee is a daily occurrence for 66% of Americans according to
Mintel, but sales have been relatively unchanged in recent years due
largely to the sector’s loyal, older customers. However,
appealing to the younger coffee consumer may be just what companies
ordered to heat up the market.
Demand for coffee is strong among those aged 45+, and over-55-year-olds
are the fastest growing segment of coffee drinkers—but in
order to sustain long-term growth, marketers will need to court their
younger customers. Mintel research found that while 40% of
18-24-year-olds believe coffee improves their concentration, only 27%
drink coffee on a daily basis.
“Young adults are somewhat more likely than over-55s to
associate negative health consequences with coffee
consumption,” notes Bill Patterson, senior analyst at Mintel.
“Among young adults in particular, understanding the choice
between energy drinks and coffee needs significant marketing focus. If
coffee companies can’t convert these younger drinkers to
everyday users, long-term growth may suffer.”
Younger coffee drinkers also differ from their older counterparts in
that they prefer sweetened coffee drinks to plain coffee (40% of
18-24-year-olds say so, compared to only 22% of 45-54-year-olds).
Furthermore, just 28% of 18-24-year olds like the taste of coffee on
its own, compared to 53% of 45-54-year-olds.
“Another obstacle coffee companies face when targeting a
younger demographic is that they often prefer to visit cafes for their
caffeine fix,” adds Bill Patterson. “Offering
products that are similar to those found in popular cafes, but can
easily be prepared at home or at the office could prove successful with
18-24-year-old reluctant drinkers.”
Mintel’s research also highlights some interesting links
between coffee and leisure habits of younger consumers. Some 22% of
18-24-year-olds like to have a cup of coffee on hand when
they’re running errands, while 46% say they like to relax
with a cup of coffee.
Unit of the Martin Bauer Group at the Health
Ingredients in Madrid
be fit – extracts for body and brain ...
be fit – extracts for body and brain
The Plantextrakt Business Unit of the Martin Bauer Group is presenting
innovative formulations based on the performance-enhancing properties
of natural Tea and Herbal Extracts at the Health Ingredients 2010.
Natural Tea and Herbal Extracts are ideal providers of energy, vitality
and strength. In short: they are capable of enhancing the performance
of both body and mind. They constitute the key message on the stand of
the Plantextrakt Business Unit at this year's Health Ingredients
between 16 and 18 November 2010. "Our be fit ? extracts for
body and brain product concept offers a means of producing
invigorating, stimulating foods and beverages on the basis of Tea and
Herbal Extracts," Oliver Hehn, Plantextrakt's Product Manager explains.
Plantextrakt is presenting a number of innovative extracts within this
concept. They include rhodiola, for example, a plant thought to enhance
concentration, or baobab from the fruit of the upside down tree. The
latter supplies six times as much vitamin C as oranges and twice as
much calcium as milk. fit concept with 3 focal points
Plantextrakt has divided the be fit concept into three
subcategories to meet the various requirements of the customers. Brain
is based on extracts that stimulate mental performance and cognitive
skills. These attributes have been proven for the ginkgo and ginseng
extracts and for theogallin in green tea, within the framework of two
independent studies conducted by the Martin Bauer Group. They not only
promote a sense of well-being, but also help to heighten alertness.
This category is represented by PET bottles containing a green tea
drink with added dextrose.
The Body Vitality segment stands for products that support physical
performance and vitality by means of baobab or rhodiola extract, for
example. A liquid stick, which develops its restorative effects when
diluted in water, is being presented at the fair as an example of this
The products from the Energy segment use mate, guarana or kola nut to
provide a fast-acting boost of energy. The latest trend: so-called
'shots', slightly viscous mini beverages with intensive invigorating
properties. Plantextrakt has developed a completely natural product,
which concentrates the caffeine amount of two cups of black tea into a
100-millilitre shot by means of Darjeeling extract.
Performance drinks are in fashion
According to studies carried out by the well-known market research
company Mintel GNPD, more than 3000 new energy drinks have been
launched onto the market worldwide during the last 5 years. At the same
time, 336 energy drinks have been introduced that claimed to be
"natural". This is more than three times the number launched during the
previous five years, indicating a growing demand for
performance-enhancing food while attaching increasing importance to
naturalness. Plantextrakt products fulfil these prerequisites and, in
doing so, offer tremendous potential for food producing companies and
their product spectra. Oliver Hehn is convinced: "Our customers are
able to market the positive effects of the be fit ? extracts
for body and brain systematically. We would be happy to put forward a
variety of suggestions, which could be used to advertise the food
Facts and figures concerning the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer Group is a supplier of plant-based products that are
not only delicious and effective, but also safe and innovative. The
customers of the third-generation, family-owned group of companies
predominantly include businesses in the tea, beverage and
Divided into several individual companies all over the world, the three
Business Units ? Martin Bauer, Plantextrakt and Finzelberg ? operate
under the same brand name. The Martin Bauer Business Unit specialises
in herbal and fruit tea, medicinal tea, flavoured black and green tea,
flavourings, herb powders and botanicals. The company manufactures
customised teas in accordance with customers' requirements from more
than 200 herbal raw materials. The Plantextrakt Business Unit produces
herbal, fruit and tea extracts, decaffeinated tea and flavours. The
Business Unit develops over 2000 formulations based on more than 120
plants and creates innovative, tailor-made product concepts. The
Finzelberg Business Unit is a long-standing partner when it comes to
the development and production of active phytopharmaceutical substances
and extracts for dietary supplements.
All three of the Business Units in the Martin Bauer Group are committed
to a consistent quality philosophy at all levels. This philosophy is
essentially founded on a combination of high-quality, sustainably
cultivated raw materials and certified production techniques, and
provides the basis on which the Martin Bauer Group is developing its
potential in order to ensure reliable supplies of the required products
to its customers in the world's markets.
Martin Bauer Services GmbH & Co. KG
Dutendorfer Stra?e 5-7
91487 Vestenbergsgreuth 90763 Furth
Tel.: +49 91 63 88-516
Fax: +49 9163 88-8516
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"Coffee and Tea in
Russia" at World Food Moscow 2010 ...
Dear readers of Coffee & Tea in Russia magazine!
We look forward to meeting you at the 19th International Exhibition of
Food and Drink World Food Moscow 2010 on our booth B449 where you can
get a free version of the next coming issue of the magazine. Among key
materials you could read about analysis of the coffee market in St.
Petersburg, details of the franchise business technologies in Russia as
well as review of hot drinks markets in Egypt and the UAE.
See you at the show!
EXPO (28–30 OCTOBER): A Meeting Point for
the Coffee Sector ...
All companies from the coffee industry converge in Trieste. Since 2002,
the town of Trieste has become the international showcase of espresso
thanks to the biennial specialised fair TriestEspresso Expo opening
this year for its fifth edition in the fair exhibition complex of
Trieste from 28 to 30 October. Coffee business, trade and culture make
up the three pillars of this international specialised fair organised
by Fiera Trieste Spa in collaboration with Associazione Caffe Trieste.
The international press and the industry see it as a unique world
appointment where the entire production and supply chain of espresso
coffee can gather to present and compare their products and where
leading world operators meet to negotiate multi-million euro deals.
Other countries are attempting to replicate what has been achieved by
the Trieste Fair, but TriestEspresso Expo remains a landmark for the
entire market. Despite the current economic doldrums, leading producers
and traders will not miss this appointment, including companies like
Illy Caffe, Petroncini, Cogeco, IPA Porcellane, ANCAP, Nuova Simonelli,
CMA Astoria, Sandalj, Pecorini, Brambati, Brasilia, Elektra.
The event has been showing a relentlessly upward trend. From 2006 to
2008, exhibitors increased by 15% and the number of visitors that have
already confirmed their attendance will make the 2010 edition yet
another success. However, TriestEspresso Expo is not running for new
records; its purpose is to be established as a point of reference for
the industry in a town that enjoys a favourable geographical location
at the heart of the new Europe and has always maintained historical
trading links with the countries of the enlarged Europe.
Italy is worldwide leader in the export of roasted coffee with a yearly
turnover of 700 million euro, the yearly turnover of the coffee supply
chain in Trieste alone attaining 500 million euro.
This special link between Trieste and the green bean dates back from
the 18th century. Today the Port of Trieste is one of the most
important Italian and Mediterranean ports for coffee. This segment is
expanding and local businesses ask for more storage room in the port
area to increase their investments.
The world coffee production amounts to approximately 90 billion dollars
and consumption is more or less stable. What has changed over the last
few years is the type of coffee being consumed, with a growing demand
for Italian espresso.
Besides its purely commercial vocation, TriestEspresso Expo will be an
opportunity for branch stakeholders to take stock of these trend shifts
and identify new market strategies assessing weaknesses, strengths and
The 2010 TriestEspresso Expo edition shall be opened on 28 October by a
conference which will also see the participation of speakers like
Nestor Osorio, Executive director of the International Coffee
Organization London who will speak about Production and consumption
trends in the world coffee market, and Vincenzo Sandalj, Chairman of
Associazione Caffe Trieste, with a specific focus on the Italian
market. This three-day event shall be interspersed with workshops and
conferences, including the presentation of Trieste Coffee Cluster, the
Agency for the Development of the Coffee Industrial District.
Other events during the three days of TriestEspresso shall attract
operators, branch experts and baristas wishing to have a hand-on
experience of the new coffee machines and taste the different blends of
espresso coffee. The 2010 edition shall also host the MittelEuropean
Barista Competition, a new contest for Central-European baristas
competing on different aspects, namely the selection of green beans,
roasting, brewing of espresso coffee, use of espresso for the creation
of innovative beverages. On top of all this, renowned experts shall
give classes on how to prepare espresso coffee.
The most important B2B fair for the entire espresso industry is
TriesteEspresso Expo, from 28 to 30 October 2010 in Trieste.
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4C Association reports
continuous growth ...
Support services to coffee farmers expanded
The 4C Association, the global association working for a better coffee
world, presented its annual report on the occasion of its 7th Council
meeting in Hamburg, documenting major achievements and growth.
As per the end of 2009, the second operational year of the association,
4C membership amounted to 129 members. This represents an increase of
30 percent in comparison to the previous year. Growth was especially
significant across coffee producers, traders and roasters.
At the end of 2009, 60 coffee producing entities (4C Units),
encompassing over 280,000 farmers and workers in 17 countries, were
independently verified to comply with the 4C Code of Conduct. The Code
outlines economic, environmental and social principles for the
sustainable production and processing of green coffee.
As of May 2010, the verified 4C Units reached a production potential of
12 million coffee bags of 4C Compliant Coffee, which represents ten
percent of today’s global coffee supply. 4C Compliant Coffee
purchases by final buyers also increased by more than 150 percent in
2009 amounting to almost half a million bags of green coffee in 2009.
Based on current membership growth and commitment from industry
members, the projection for 2010 is that purchases of 4C Compliant
Coffee will increase by 50 percent, reaching 750,000 coffee bags by the
end of the year.
“This steady growth shows that the coffee sector increasingly
sees the 4C Association as a unique opportunity to work together
towards advancing baseline sustainability in the mainstream coffee
sector. Presently, major efforts go into translating the membership
growth from the industry into an increase of 4C Compliant Coffee
purchases. This will bring further benefits to those farmers and
workers who are working hard to grow their coffee in a sustainable
manner by complying with the 4C Code of Conduct,” stated Dr.
Diego Pizano Salazar, President of the 4C Association.
Don’t miss a
unique event of the tea industry! ...
On February 07, 2011, the
2d Moscow International Tea Symposium will be held. This
event rightfully claims to be the most significant one for the
industry. After its successful 2009 debut that gathered experts from
all segments of the tea market from Russia, CIS, and abroad, the Tea
Symposium has earned the reputation of a serious business event.
GLATFELTER Gernsbach GmbH & Co. KG has already confirmed being
the General Sponsor. The company is a leading supplier of infusing and
filtering products for food-processing, and is renowned for its unique
and innovative solutions in tea and coffee production.
The Organizing Committee of the Moscow International Tea Symposium 2011
expects more then 500 participants to attend seminars, take part in tea
testing sessions, evaluate professional workshops, and learn about the
industry trends from the presentations and conferences. During the
Symposium, companies may exhibit their products, renew their business
relations, and find new partners.
The event is expected to sucsessfully combine traditions and
innovations. For instance, discussions will be exclusively formatted,
so as to allow all participants to contribute to the debate. Among
other topics, there will be discussed new market conditions impacted by
the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus Customs Union coming into force.
The Moscow International Tea Symposium 2011 supported by the
Rusteacoffee Association will take place in the up-to-date exhibition
hall, the Swissotel Conference Centre located in the heart of Moscow.
The Symposium participants may enjoy the hotel rooms at a special
price*. If you wish to use this option, you need to fill in and send to
the Swissotel a form placed in the “Accommodation and Visa
Support” section of the website:
http://coffeetea.ru/forum_tea.htm. At www.coffeetea.ru, you can stay in
touch with us and be aware of all news and details of the Moscow
International Tea Symposium.
The Organizing Committee believes the event will be memorable and
useful for its participants.
The registration for participation in the 2nd Moscow International Tea
Symposium has already begun. You may address your questions to the
Organizing Committee by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +7 (495)
935 87 07.
*The amount of specially priced rooms is limited.
SVAY – Las
From June 11 till June 13 the biggest entertainment capital of the
world Las Vegas hosted one of the most expected international tea
exhibitions - World Tea Expo 2010. Owners of retail and online-shops,
managers of cafes and restaurants from the United States and other
countries of American continent came to this exhibition to visit
tea-producers from all over the world.
The most multiple group of participants from tea-producing countries
such as China, India, Sri Lanka presented tea in bulk ready for packing
and products of their own trademarks. The only participant from Russia
was a distributing company “Tea World” which along
with its' partner Teegarten GmbH (Germany) presented a collection of
premium long leaf tea SVAY in silk pyramids and teabags.
Unlike Russian exhibitions, where considerable attention is given to
the magnitude and grandeur of booths, American and European exhibitions
are pretty modest. The main things are the existence of place for
negotiations between manufacturer and distributor, and, of course, the
product which is worth being subject to discuss and conclude contracts.
Original design of SVAY, a unique slider-package, which has an
international patent, silk pyramid teabags containing premium long leaf
teas of SVAY Luxurious Tea Collection, attracted attention of American
public. Pure naturalness of SVAY tea (flavorings are not used during
production of this collection, only natural supplements are added)
gained appreciation and positive response.
Participation in the exhibition in Las Vegas was the first experience
of international exhibiting for SVAY trademark, however, the
recognition of the product and new development prospects for the brand
have inspired partnership of “Tea World”-Teegarten
on further advance in the countries of America and Europe.
From raw materials to
finished product – Global
companies exhibit at COTECA Hamburg ...
COTECA Hamburg, International Trade Show for the Coffee, Tea &
Cocoa Business at the Hamburg Fair site from 4 to 6 June
Coffee in every form, classic teas and cocoa products, modern roasting
and processing systems, and services for all aspects of the three
industries are on show at COTECA Hamburg, the International Trade Show
for the Coffee, Tea & Cocoa Business, from 4 to 6 June. The
premiere of this international event will feature more than 100
exhibitors from Germany and abroad at the Hamburg Fair site. They cover
the whole bandwidth from storage and processing right through to the
final product. Many of them are among the international market leaders
in their sector. The three days of COTECA provide a great forum for
presentation of products and services, and for cultivating contacts
with customers and suppliers.
Exhibitors include for example Bernhard Benecke Coffee GmbH &
Co., which imports raw coffee from all parts of the world, mainly for
industrial users and other large customers. Their subsidiary Rehm
& Co., with a tradition going back more than 100 years, also
supplies coffee to small and medium sized gourmet coffee roasters.
“COTECA is important to us, particularly due to the presence
of roasters,” explains Alexander Marcks, one of their
J.J. Darboven, a traditional Hamburg company, is presenting
its coffee, tea and cocoa products at COTECA Hamburg, and addressing
the current trends and developments in the market. A key area is the
organic and FairTrade range, with the coffee product groups Cafe
Intencion and Cafe Verde, with Eilles tea varieties, and with Xocao
drinking chocolate. J.J. Darboven intend to highlight social
and ecological sustainability as key issues at their stand.
The key role of COTECA as the central meeting point of the industry is
highlighted by Bent B. Dietrich, Managing Partner of the Hamburg Coffee
Company HACOFCO mbH. “Coffee business is global business,
with players from all parts of the world. That is why it is so
important to maintain contacts and exchange information. COTECA gives
the ideal conditions for that.”
Similar views are expressed by Dorothee Kunke, Director Business Unit
Coffee & Sweetener at Dr. Otto Suwelack Nachf. GmbH
& Co. KG, a leading food manufacturer: “We are
exhibiting at COTECA Hamburg because it enables us to reach our target
groups quickly and efficiently, in compact form. It brings together key
market players from all parts of the world, demonstrates current
trends, and gives an overview of the development of the
Probat-Werke, a solution provider for roasting machines and systems for
the coffee and food industries, are showcasing their
“Saturn” roasting machine at COTECA Hamburg, with
its unique centrifugal technology. Other focal points are their
“Basic” drum roaster and the
“Probatone” series in-shop roasters. Probat-Werke
are also exhibiting a novelty from the automation
segment – “Pilot Plant
Professional” with a new Data Management System (DMS) and
Neuhaus Neotec, which belongs to the Reinbek-based company Amandus Kahl
GmbH & Co. KG, is a leading manufacturer of machines and plants
for coffee processing. Its programme includes green coffee processing
centres and coffee roasting plants for small, medium and large
capacities. “We will give live demonstrations of our in-shop
roaster ‘neoroast’, with a range of different
coffee specialities,” says Fritz A. Kahl, Head of Marketing.
Worlee NaturProdukte GmbH, a Hamburg based company and leading producer
and processor of food raw materials, attaches great importance to
exhibiting at COTECA Hamburg. One reason for that, according to Ralf
Studemann, Product Manager, is the international orientation of the
event – “It enables us to present
ourselves to an international expert audience, to expand and build on
our business relations, and to gain new customers.”
Market Grounds are a Hamburg based company presenting a selection of
their extensive product range, from the areas of speciality beverages,
machines, packaging, accessories and confectionery. The main focus will
be on the classic teas of the TE brand – Teahouse Exclusives,
and one&only drinking chocolate. They will also present a whole
range of new flavoured syrups of the brands Da Vinci Gourmet and 1883
de Philibert Routin. “We see COTECA as a promising, well
targeted platform for intensive exchange in the industry,”
says Britta Hadjebi, Marketing Manager, “and we expect an
interested trade audience.”
Rooibos Ltd. from South Africa are one of the world’s leading
suppliers of Rooibos tea. Their wide range of products include not only
classic Rooibos, but also Green Rooibos, Honeybush Tea, flavoured teas,
herbal blends and iced tea. The company also provides a comprehensive
service from blending to flavouring and packaging of teas.
Aiya Europe, the European representative of Japan’s leading
organic tea producer, will also be at COTECA Hamburg.
SinAss-Teehandel GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen imports quality teas
from all parts of the world, and supplies to the specialist trade.
Their range includes the whole bandwidth of teas from white/yellow,
green and black to flavoured teas, fruit and herbal teas, to Oolong,
Pu-Erh, Lapacho, Mate und Rooibush. “Our goal at COTECA is to
enhance the quality awareness of tea drinkers at all levels”,
explains Martin Diringshoff, Purchasing/Product Development at
J. Muller Weser, a Bremen based company which has served the German
coffee and cocoa industries and the international commodity trade for
more than 60 years as logistics partner, will also be exhibiting at
COTECA. They have their own container pier at the Timber Terminal in
the Port of Bremen, giving a direct connection for low-cost handling
and storage. They are a licensed warehousing operator for the coffee
exchanges ICE Futures U.S. (New York) and NYSE Liffe (London).
“At COTECA we will give information on our whole range of
services,” says Bernd Riedel, a senior manager in the Coffee
and Cocoa Logistics Sector. “That includes logistics from the
port of shipping to delivery at the customer’s premises.
Thanks to our tri-modal approach, with transport by water, rail and
road, we offer our customers sustainable transport and storage
Other exhibitors at COTECA Hamburg include global certifiers such as
the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York, USA, and San Jose, Costa
Rica – this independent organisation, established in
1987, certifies coffee, tea and cocoa from sustainable production. And
the Netherlands based organisation UTZ Certified will also be there; it
has specialised mainly in certification of coffee.
COTECA Hamburg, the International Trade Show for the Coffee, Tea
& Cocoa Business, is the first trade fair in Europe to cover
the entire process chains of all three hot beverage segments, coffee,
tea and cocoa from the raw product through to the
ready-to-drink beverage. It celebrates its premiere at the Hamburg Fair
site from 4 to 6 June, and is to be held every two years. The
new trade show will be accompanied by an international conference where
leading speakers from Germany and abroad will present the global
challenges, opportunities and trends in the three markets. COTECA
Hamburg has the concept support of the German Coffee Association. For
further information, please visit the website www.coteca-hamburg.com
announces major expansion in preparation for 2010 event ...
Organiser of Caffe Culture, the
UK’s leading industry event, have today announced that it
will more than double in size to fulfil exhibitor demand. Set to be
Europe’s largest event for the cafe and coffee bar market in
2010, Caffe Culture (23 – 25 June) will now include a third
day and will take over both the Grand and National Halls in Olympia,
London to accommodate the World Barista Championships and SCAE annual
Caffe Culture’s organiser, Upper Street Events, had initially
planned to relocate the event from its home in the National Hall,
moving it to the much larger Grand Hall. However, demand from both UK
and overseas exhibitors has been so great an early decision has been
taken to expand the event further still to create the largest cafe and
coffee focussed event the UK has ever seen.
The event’s expansion will also cater for the full
competition programme for both the World Barista Championships and SCAE
World Championships for Cup Tasting, Latte Art and Coffee in Good
Spirits, in addition to a full SCAE workshop schedule, a world-class
conference and a comprehensive programme of social and networking
events have also been planned.
This is the first time the SCAE Wonderful World of Coffee and the World
Barista Championships will be hosted in the UK and the event as a whole
is set to attract in excess of 10,000 international visitors to Caffe
Culture over the three days. Elliot Gard, Event Director for Caffe
Culture, comments: “We are delighted to be able to announce
such a major expansion for Caffe Culture and extremely pleased to be
working with the SCAE to host the 2010 events. Since its launch, Caffe
Culture has quickly established itself as the UK’s leading
industry event, proving to be an invaluable resource for the
UK’s cafe and coffee bar market. It therefore provides the
natural home for the UK premiere of the WBC and SCAE Wonderful World of
Coffee. The event is set to provide a superb opportunity for our
exhibitors to reach an even wider audience, providing an excellent
platform to target both a UK and international audience of buyers
giving the entire community a tremendous boost at a time when many
businesses have been hit hard by the economic downturn.”
Steve Penk, Vice President of the SCAE and Chairman of the World
Barista Championships, adds: “We have been working closely
with Caffe Culture over the last couple of years providing a resource
within the event for anyone who shares our vision to increase knowledge
of coffee, sharpen skills and add value at every part of the process
– from grower to consumer. We are now very pleased to be
working together to bring such a major event to the UK. The exhibition,
competitions, workshops, conference and social events will all
contribute to ensure that the 2010 Caffe Culture is by far the biggest
and best yet, shining an international spotlight on the UK’s
highly successful industry.”
To find out how you can be part of Caffe Culture 2010 (23 –
25 June, Olympia, London) please contact Elliot Gard on +44 (0) 20 7288
6191 or email email@example.com. Alternatively visit
For all press enquiries relating to Caffe Culture please contact Helen
Marriott at Kudo Communications on 01483 729060 or 07734 200819 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Сaffeculture.com
It has already
appeared the next issue of Coffee&Tea
Coffee&Tea International #1 2010 has already appeared
. This twice a year edition is stil being published during
four years having revealed the topical news of coffee and tea market,
statistics, review, articles.
In this issue in English the readers will receive the review about the
2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum (8 February 2010). It
has been prepared specially for the magazine subscribers a compact disk
with photo review and presentations at the Forum. Coffeetea.ru
Coffee, tea and
Plantextrakt Business Unit of the Martin Bauer Group at the Vitafoods
2010 in Geneva ...
Herbal extracts unite multifarious attributes
The Plantextrakt Business Unit of the Martin Bauer Group will be
presenting SUPERHERBS, the company's latest product concept, at the
Vitafoods in Geneva. The concept relies on the multifarious positive
attributes of herbal extracts.
Manufacturers from the food and beverage industries will be able to
discover the many benefits of herbal extracts on the stand of the
Martin Bauer Group's Plantextrakt Business Unit between 18th and 20th
May 2010. "There are many convincing arguments in favour of our
SUPERHERBS concept, including fantastic taste experiences and valuable,
scientifically substantiated, additional functional benefits," Oliver
Hehn, Product Manager at Plantextrakt, explains. "Apart from this, our
concept also opens up completely new possibilities in terms of costs:
new combinations of juice and herbs can be positioned at a higher level
and advertised to a better extent thanks to the use of herbal extracts
- while maintaining or even lowering the costs involved."
Data acquired by the well-known market research company Mintel GNPD
confirms that the Martin Bauer Group has captured the exact spirit of
the moment with its new product concept SUPERHERBS: more than 1000
non-alcoholic beverages containing herbs have been launched onto the
market in the last five years alone. Oliver Hehn continues: "With this
in the background, we want to encourage other manufacturers in the food
and beverage industries to focus on the pleasant-tasting, versatile
herbal extracts to a greater extent and score extra consumer points
with our SUPERHERBS at the Vitafoods."
A vast range of flavours - a vast range of possible applications
The vast range of possible applications enable SUPERHERBS to be used by
the beverage industry and dairies, as well as manufacturers of baby
food and confectionery, offering them a means of distinguishing
themselves from their competitors in order to be even more successful
in the market. "Although consumers are familiar with the flavours of
many herbs, they are still regarded as being something special and out
of the ordinary. Another point in their favour is the variety of taste
nuances, which are made possible by combining natural herbal extracts
in clever and unusual ways."
Another convincing argument in favour of herbal extracts is their high
antioxidant potential. The Pomegranate-Grape Seed Yoghurt Drink from
the SUPERHERBS product concept has an ORAC score of 8,700 points per
litre, for example. This means that the yoghurt drink has almost ten
times the antioxidant potential of a conventional orange fruit drink.
Two cell-based scientific studies carried out by Plantextrakt also
proved that selected herbal extracts exert a positive influence on skin
cells. The company will be presenting the results of the recent second
study on the company's stand at the Vitafoods fair.
You will find the Martin Bauer Group on stand number 870 at the
Vitafoods. SUPERHERBS combine fantastic taste with diverse
supplementary benefits of natural herbs
Facts and figures concerning the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer Group is the world's leading supplier of products
associated with tea, extracts and botanicals to the food and
pharmaceutical industries. Three business units - Martin Bauer,
Plantextrakt and Finzelberg - operate under the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer business unit, with its national and international
facilities, specialises in herbal and fruit tea, medicinal tea,
flavoured black and green tea, and botanicals. The company manufactures
customised teas in accordance with customers' requirements from more
than 200 herbal raw materials. The Plantextrakt business unit produces
herbal, fruit and tea extracts. The company develops over 2000
formulations based on more than 120 different plants and creates
innovative, tailor-made product concepts. The Finzelberg business unit
is a long-standing partner when it comes to the development and
production of phytopharmaceutical extracts. The company's portfolio
also includes extracts for dietary supplements.
The Martin Bauer Group focuses its business activities on the tea,
beverage and pharmaceutical industries. All three of the business units
in the Martin Bauer Group are committed to a consistent quality
philosophy at all levels. This philosophy is essentially founded on a
combination of high-quality, sustainably cultivated raw materials and
certified production techniques, and provides the basis on which the
Martin Bauer Group is developing its potential in order to ensure
reliable supplies of the required products to its customers in the
world's markets. Martin-bauer-group.com
Coffee, tea and
cocoa – climate change impact and sustainable
International conference at COTECA Hamburg with top speakers ...
COTECA Hamburg, International Trade
Show for the Coffee, Tea &
Cocoa Business at Hamburg Fair site from 4 to 6 June
The future of the industry is at the focus of COTECA Hamburg. The
heading says it all – “Markets in
transition – challenges and opportunities for the coffee, tea
and cocoa markets of tomorrow”. This conference brings
experts from all parts of the world to Hamburg in June, to discuss
future developments in the three industries. The international
conference is to be held along with COTECA Hamburg, the International
Trade Show for the Coffee, Tea & Cocoa Business. The programme
includes a wide range of leading speakers and experts, who have already
confirmed their participation. The trade show will celebrate its
premiere at the Hamburg Fair site from 4 to 6 June. The
conference will be held on 5 and 6 June, addressing global
aspects and trends in the coffee, tea and cocoa markets.
The presentations and panel discussions on these two days will examine
issues and questions which affect market participants along the whole
of the value chain, from growing to retail, such as environmental
influences, price fluctuations, and changes in consumption patterns.
The scope for action will be analysed by leading speakers from Germany
and abroad, presenting promising solutions for the future.
A key issue for all three industries is global climate change and its
impact. Increased threats are expected from drought, flooding and
storms specifically in the coffee, tea and cocoa growing regions. The
impact of climate change on coffee growing will be discussed by experts
such as Prof. J?rgen Pohlan, an agricultural scientist at Bonn
University and Peter Baker of CABI (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux
International), a globally operating organisation dedicated to
promoting agriculture by research, services and intensive exchange of
Strategies for adaptation to climate change for smallholder producers
of coffee and tea will be presented by Kerstin Linne of GTZ (Deutsche
Gesellschaft f?r Technische Zusammenarbeit), and the energy budget of
coffee will be discussed by Stefan Dierks, Senior Manager Corporate
Responsibility at Tchibo.
The increasing importance of sustainability in coffee cultivation and
the resulting opportunities will be addressed in a high-calibre expert
panel. Participants include Christopher M. Wille, Head of the
Agriculture Department of Rainforest Alliance, an international
non-profit organisation which certifies agricultural farm communities
and plantation operations together with its partners in the Sustainable
Agriculture Network SAN, and Dr. B?rbel Weiligmann of the
Tropical Commodity Coalition TCC, a Netherlands-based grouping of a
number of civil society organisations which works to improve
sustainable cultivation of coffee, tea and cocoa.
Another panellist will be Anita Aerni. She is Key Account Manager
Europe at UTZ Certified, a Swiss based organisation which has set
international standards for responsible coffee production by means of
its worldwide certification programme. The increasing importance of
sustainability in cocoa cultivation will be presented and discussed by
Sabine Peters-Halfbrodt of Kraft Foods Europe and Carsten
Schmitz-Hoffmann of GTZ.
Insights into global consumer trends in coffee will be given by Nils
Erichsen, President of SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe)
and Tentscho Brandenburger of Viva Coffee, a coffee manufacturer.
Current trends in tea will be presented by speakers such as Thomas
Gr?mer, Managing Director of Aiya Europe, which is the leading supplier
of matcha, Japan’s top quality tea.
The international conference at COTECA Hamburg is dedicated to tea and
cocoa on Friday 4 June, and to coffee on Saturday
5 June. The conference language is English. The trade show and
conference are aimed at producers, dealers and importers, and also
processing companies, wholesalers and specialist traders, food groups,
and operators of coffee shops and tea boutiques.
COTECA Hamburg, the International Trade Show for the Coffee, Tea
& Cocoa Business, is the first trade fair in Europe to cover
the entire process chains of all three hot beverage segments, coffee,
tea and cocoa from the raw product through to the
ready-to-drink beverage. It celebrates its premiere at the Hamburg Fair
site from 4 to 6 June, and is to be held every two years. It
has the concept support of the German Coffee Association.
International Coffee Forum was held! ...
On February 8, 2010, the 2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum took
place in the InfoSpace information and exhibition center.
Expectations of the 2010 Coffee Forum participants varied greatly. The
repeat sponsors and partners of the event secured opportunities for
efficient meetings with colleagues and reaffirmed their status of the
national coffee industry leaders. At the same time there were many
newcomers to the Forum. Their representatives found participation in
this important industry event a unique and useful experience: "There is
simply no alternative to such a forum, which brings together everything
concerning the coffee business," Marina Sedyki of the Buhler AG Moscow
As a unique industry information resource, the industry magazine Coffee
and Tea in Russia sponsors the Forum together with the Internet news
site www.coffeetea.ru. The event was supported by such major industry
institutions as the Rusteacoffee Association and the Organization of
Coffee Manufacturers in Russia.
The Forum's primary sponsor was KLD Coffee Importers Ltd, which since
2006 has been a partner and Russian representative of Neumann Kaffee
Gruppe, world leader in green coffee sales.
The well-known Colombian coffee brand Ambassador was the official
beverage of the 2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum. Sucafina
S. A., which represents the brand Ambassador in Russia,
decided to sponsor coffee breaks at the largest industry event. Such
major members of the global and national coffee industry as Buhler AG,
GEA Niro, Goglio SpA, Orimi Trade, IMA Flavour, Probat, and SFT Trading
also were among the Forum sponsors.
It was due to the reliable Forum partners that the event went off at
the top level. While formulating the program and setting the key
subject of the Forum, the Organizing Committee took into account one of
the main concerns of most of the coffee market players: what the next
stage of the Russian coffee market development was going to be like and
whether a significant increase of regional interest in coffee in Russia
could give an impetus to further market development. A Round Table
Conference focused on this issue. A live discussion brilliantly
conducted by its participants under the guidance of Igor Vitel, a
famous TV and radio host, left no doubt about the urgency of the
questions raised. Professionals from all industry segments met to look
for new avenues of the Russian coffee market development and
investigate and thoroughly analyze regional growth prospects. The
discussion made it clear that there were more questions than answers
and raised new subjects for discussion in the business community. Most
of the participants agreed that the coffee industry was briskly growing
in the regions; however, so far all achievements are gained in spite of
rather than due to the existing operating conditions. That means that
further development will require changing the current situation and
keeping up the search for new solutions.
Many Forum participants mentioned in their responses that the event was
a perfect venue for the coffee business community. "The Forum made a
very good impression; organization was excellent and the reports
interesting. Such events are very important as the coffee community
should meet more often to understand the situation within and without
the country. A common view of market development prospects must be
developed. The coffee market in Russia was shaped mostly through
private initiative, and the task of all those engaged in the industry
is to ensure normal functioning of the community for the market to
develop further," Andrey Savinov, General Director of SFT Trading, said
about the Forum.
Over 400 people participated in the Forum in 2010, including
representatives of coffee importers, roasters, packing companies,
distributors, retailers, the HoReCa sector, associations, government
institutions, etc. Mr. N?stor Osorio, Executive Director of the
International Coffee Organization bringing together 77 producer and
consumer countries, opened the Forum. The Forum's busy program allowed
its participants to examine the global coffee market review data and
discover how the global coffee consumption trends impact the Russian
market and the national coffee industry.
The program included reports and presentations describing up-to-date
industry tendencies and technologies. Evgeny Yasin, Scientific
Supervisor of the Higher School of Economics and Director of the Expert
Institute, reviewed the current economic situation in Russia. The
HoReCa sector presented a report on regional coffee house chains. A
special program was prepared for the barista: the magazine Coffee and
Tea in Russia in collaboration with the Russian Office of the
Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) arranged a cup tasting,
while the tasting session Cup of Excellence held in Russia for the
first time in partnership with Montana Coffee was one of the most
anticipated events. Unique seminars on the subject of Brazilian Coffee
and the concepts of Sustainability, Fair Trade, Global Coffee Village,
and Organic Coffee left no one indifferent. The Coffee and Health
seminar sponsored by Orimi Trade, leader in the roasted/ground coffee
sector, was innovative in both form and content. Astrid Nehlig,
research director at the French National Institute for Health and
Medical Research in Strasbourg, INSERM, and a leading authority in the
subject of influence of coffee on human health, laid bare many unknown
facts regarding this highly topical subject.
The day loaded with events and meetings ended with a gala dinner. The
informal atmosphere of the evening in Zurab Tsereteli's Art Gallery
made it possible not only to discuss the day’s results but
also to truly enjoy jazz music and works of visual art. The evening
program included award ceremonies for winners of the SCAE final
national championships (Latte Art, Cup Tasting and Barista
Championship). Lottery winners received generous gifts from KLD,
Montana Coffee, Ambassador, Orimi Trade, and Buhler. Ivan Petrov was
found the Forum's best cup taster and got an annual subscription to the
magazine Coffee and Tea in Russia and gifts from the Ambassador company
The evening culminated in the nomination "Person of the Year - Coffee
King/Queen" by the Coffee and Tea in Russia, awarded to people who made
a significant contribution to national coffee industry development.
Valentina Kazachkova (chief process engineer of Montana Coffee) got a
wonderful hand-made crown as the first Russian winner of the World Cup
Tasting Championship (Cologne, Germany, 2009) as she had demonstrated
that the coffee market and coffee quality in Russia are at the highest
The evening was spectacularly concluded with a splendid coffee cake
bearing the logo of the 2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum served to
With opinions of many Forum participants as a basis, the Organizing
Committee has already begun to analyze issues on the
industry’s agenda in the short term, which means that the 3rd
Moscow International Coffee Forum is not far off.
All materials of the 2010 Coffee Forum will be provided to subscribers
as a supplement to Coffee and Tea in Russia, Issue No.2, 2010.
What do we know about
coffee and health? ...
Coffee drinking is one of the most ambiguous needs of the modern man.
On the one hand, it is greatly popular, and for many people a cup of
this fragrant drink every morning is a must. On the other, opinions and
judgments regarding the usefulness of caffeine vary so wildly that even
coffee connoisseurs do not have all the answers.
At the 2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum, anybody can finally
obtain the most inclusive and exhaustive information concerning the
influence of caffeine on human health.
Astrid Nehlig (France), a leading authority on the subject, will
present her workshop, "What do we know about coffee and health?" The
researcher obtained her master's degree in physiology and two doctoral
degrees, one in physiology and the other in the functional biochemistry
of the nervous system, from the University of Henri Poincar?, Nancy;
currently she is the research director at the French National Institute
for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Strasbourg. The research
Astrid has carried out answers the following questions:
- What amount of coffee is good for your health?
- Is there a difference between the impact of caffeine on men and
- How true are various myths and prejudices linking coffee to diseases,
tumors, and pregnancy?
It also covers many other subjects that are usually overlooked by
The workshop of Astrid Nehlig will be held as part of the MICF on
February 8, 2010, from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm, at the
InfoSpace Information Center at the following address: 4, 1st
Zachatyevsky Pereulok, Moscow.
In order to participate in the Forum, please fill out the application*
* Free press accreditation is available for one person upon advance
The Coffeetea.ru wishes you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year 2010
and may the new year bring you many new experiences and valuable
discoveries in the coffee and tea field!
See you soon in the new year January 11, 2010! ...
The Coffeetea.ru wishes you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year 2010
and may the new year bring you many new experiences and valuable
discoveries in the coffee and tea field!
See you soon in the new year January 11, 2010!
Cup of Exhellence for
the Fiest Time in Russia ...
The presentation of one of the most well-known coffee programmes will
take place on February, 8th, 2010 in the information-exhibition centre
"Info-Space" in Moscow.
The Founder and Executive Director of Alliance for Coffee Excellence
Susie Spindler will present a programm “Cup of
Excellence” to attention of participants of the 2-nd Moscow
International Coffee Forum.
In the first part of the presentation it will be held the seminar
"Calibrating your taste palate to quality", in which Susie will open
secrets of real professionals; in the second part of the presentation
the preliminary registered participants will be able to take part in an
exclusive tasting session “Cup Of Excellence” which
will be organised in Russia for the first time.
Nowdays “Cup of Excellence” is being held in 9
countries of the world: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Rwada. The main idea of the
competition is to single out the unique types of coffee, possessing
high flavouring characteristics, from the general annual crop of each
In consequence of high professional judges' level, the competition
“Cup of Excellence” has a very high status, in the
final part of competition there will be presented the best world types
The dictionary of coffee quality and nuances estimation has more than
1200 words, that allows to define and fix all the characteristics of a
beverage, to single out its key strength and inform the coffee
consumers of all over the world.
* In tasting session only 30 people will take part. To be registered in
the 2-nd Moscow International Coffee Forum please send us filled
Registration and Enquiry form by e-mail or fax and specify in a subject
“Participation in Cup of Excellence”
With a cup of coffee:
Evgeniy Yasin About ways of economy development ...
The 2-nd International Moscow Coffee Forum sets as an object not only
to present the level of branch development in different countries but
also to describe the general state of the economy in Russia and all
over the world. In hard time when uncertainty still remains as a result
of the crisis phenomena but economic growth are already outlined it is
important to be well informed about all economic tendencies.
In connection with a high actuality of this aspect the Organizing
Committee has made decision to invite Evgeniy G. Yasin, one of the most
authoritative economists of the country, as a speaker . The former
Minister of Economics and nowadays the Academic Advisor of Higher
School of Economics, the director of Expert Institute will make the
review of a current economic situation in Russia.
Biography in brief:
From November, 1994 till April, 1997 Evgeniy G. Yasin held a post of
the Minister of Economics in the Russian Federation. In December, 1994
he was accepted into Governmental Committee on the structure
improvement of the bodies of Executive power in Russia.
Since April, 1997 he was the Minister in the government of Victor
In March, 1998 was retired as a part of all government. Since October,
1998 to the present - Academic Advisor of Higher School of Economics ,
the director of Expert Institute. In February, 2000 he became a head of
Scientific Fund of theoretical and applied researches "Liberal mission"
. The Doctor of Economics, the Professor.
He was involved in the program of economic stabilisation and
reformation, called "500 days" under the direction of academician
S.Shatalin and G.Yavlinsky in 1990. Evgeniy G. Yasin put forward his
own program of transition to the market which was admitted as
superradical. He supervised over working out of the program of
selective support of the industry accepted by the government in 1993.
The author of a variant of the intermediate - term program of the
Government for 1997-2000.
(Under the information from open sources)
Herbal extracts offer
multifarious properties ...
The Plantextrakt business unit of the Martin Bauer Group celebrated the
premi?re of its new product concept at the Food ingredients Europe
(FiE) in November 2009. The Martin Bauer Group drew the attention of
trade fair visitors to the multifarious properties of herbal extracts
with its SUPERHERBS concept. The fantastic flavour, additional
functional benefits and higher product value combined with reasonable
manufacturing costs convinced the trade public, who were able to try
some examples of the beverage recipes for themselves.
"Herbal extracts have been used in food and beverages all over the
world for many centuries. The number of manufacturers who use the
multifarious benefits of herbal extracts is growing all the time,"
according to Oliver Hehn, Product Manager at Plantextrakt. "We
developed our SUPERHERBS product concept with this in mind and
presented it to the trade public for the first time at the Food
ingredients Europe in Frankfurt." Many manufacturers from the food and
beverage industries discovered the diversity of taste offered by herbal
extracts and the vast range of possible applications. There are three
factors, which make up the secret of the SUPERHERBS concept's success:
unique taste, additional functional benefits and cost-optimised
production combined with a higher product value.
Taste as a success factor
Beverage manufacturers, dairies, producers of baby food and
confectionery ? the visitors to the stand all agreed
that taste is the most important factor when it comes to the success of
food. In this respect, the herbal extracts from the SUPERHERBS concept
won visitors over with a taste experience that many consumers regard as
being familiar but far from ordinary. "We developed numerous beverage
recipes and invited visitors to taste them in order to demonstrate the
diversity of tastes offered by SUPERHERBS," the Product Manager
explains. These recipes included a milk drink with black tea and ginger
extracts, as well as natural coconut flavouring, and a "near water"
beverage with extracts from balm mint, grape seed and peppermint.
"Apart from presenting our products," Oliver Hehn continues, "we were
able to talk to visitors and show them how they can use SUPERHERBS to
meet the individual requirements of their customers and score extra
points among consumers with delicious product ideas."
Added value included
The Martin Bauer Group also presented recipes for products with
additional functional benefits, including a yoghurt drink containing
hibiscus, pomegranate and grape seed extracts, and a juice-based drink
with hibiscus and peppermint. After all, the SUPERHERBS concept also
offers the right herbal extracts for the broad spectrum of functional
foods. The high ORAC values determined in the course of testing
provides evidence of the high antioxidant potential in the herbal
extracts on which the concept is based. "Having already established
that rooibos and green tea extracts positively support the skin's
regeneration process during a study last year, this year's study
primarily focused on hawthorn, cistus and jasmine extracts," the
Product Manager explains. "The results show that these are also capable
to improve cellular vitality and the renewal process of the skin."
High product value with cost-optimised manufacturing
Taste and additional functional benefits were not the only reasons for
the interest focused on the SUPERHERBS concept at the Food ingredients
Europe. "In economically challenging times, it is important to present
innovations that are not only interesting in terms of price, but also
improve the value of a product," Oliver Hehn explains. "This is where
the SUPERHERBS concept comes in: the addition of herbal extracts
enables products to be positioned at a higher level in the juice-based
beverage sector, while the improved formulations offer a means of
maintaining or even lowering the costs involved."
The Martin Bauer Group sums up
"Manufacturers who count on herbal extracts are able to distinguish
themselves from their competitors to a greater extent, and are
ultimately more successfully in the market," says Oliver Hehn. "It will
be exciting to see what new product ideas we will be developing with
our customers in the very near future."
Facts and figures concerning the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer Group is the world's leading supplier of products
associated with tea, extracts and botanicals to the food and
pharmaceutical industries. Three business units - Martin Bauer,
Plantextrakt and Finzelberg - operate under the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer business unit, with its national and international
facilities, specialises in herbal and fruit tea, medicinal tea,
flavoured black and green tea, and botanicals. The company manufactures
customised teas in accordance with customers' requirements from more
than 200 herbal raw materials. The Plantextrakt business unit produces
herbal, fruit and tea extracts. The company develops over 2000
formulations based on more than 120 different plants and creates
innovative, tailor-made product concepts. The Finzelberg business unit
is a long-standing partner when it comes to the development and
production of phytopharmaceutical extracts. The company's portfolio
also includes extracts for dietary supplements.
The Martin Bauer Group focuses its business activities on the tea,
beverage and pharmaceutical industries. All three of the business units
in the Martin Bauer Group are committed to a consistent quality
philosophy at all levels. This philosophy is essentially founded on a
combination of high-quality, sustainably cultivated raw materials and
certified production techniques, and provides the basis on which the
Martin Bauer Group is developing its potential in order to ensure
reliable supplies of the required products to its customers in the
Probat Introduces the
Entry Model Drum Roaster Basic ...
– A Standard Solution with an Excellent Return on Investment
Emmerich on the Rhine, 26 October 2009 – The global market
leader for coffee roasting machines and plants, Probat-Werke von
Gimborn Maschinenfabrik GmbH, is extending its product range in the
industrial roaster segment and introduces the Probat Basic. The drum
roaster fulfils the basic requirements of roasting businesses in terms
of efficiency and reproducible roasting quality.
Probat product in new price segment The decisive factor for developing
this roaster was market demands. Rainer van der Beek, Head of Sales at
Probat, explains: “With the Basic, we have introduced to the
market a drum roaster that boasts well-known Probat quality while
serving a new price-performance segment. It offers all necessary
features for entering Probat’s industrial roaster
segment.” The roaster is available in two variants for
roasting times between 8 and 20 minutes: Basic 1000 (hourly output 900
kilograms) and Basic 2000 (hourly output 2,000 kilograms). With the
Basic, Probat has – as always – employed its many
years of experience and know-how, something that can be seen in many
details, for instance, in the double-walled drum, state-of-the-art
technology, as well as, the dimensioning of fill level, drum diameter
and air volume.
Basic equipment for excellent results The Probat Basic is designed to
be operated in recirculation mode. Further features include fully
automatic controls with clearly arranged visualisation, as well as, a
standard-equipped exhaust air cleaning system that significantly
reduces product-specific odours and visible exhaust fumes. The roasting
process is terminated via a two-step water quenching system that also
serves to pre-cool the coffee. Emergency water quenching and manual
emergency operation of the roasting drum as well as the cooler stirring
mechanism also provide for controlled operation in emergencies.
Additionally, all exhaust air, roasting air and cooling air pipes are
partially pre-fitted with insulation and the whole roasting system
package also includes a chaff compactor.
If you would like to receive further information on the Basic or would
like to have a personal consultation, please contact our central sales
Tel.: +49 2822 912-555, E-Mail: email@example.com.
Type - Basic 1000
Roasting Capacity - 900 kg/h
Batch Size- 150–200 kg
Roasting time 8–20 Minute
Type - Basic 2000
Roasting Capacity - 2.000 kg/h
Batch Size- 350–450 kg
Roasting time - 8–20 Minute
Probat-Werke GmbH in Emmerich on the Rhine
Probat-Werke von Gimborn Maschinenfabrik GmbH based in Emmerich has a
market share well above fifty percent. Probat has been operating
globally for decades and is the global leader in the market segment of
coffee roasting machines and equipment.
Since its establishment in 1868 the development, manufacturing and sale
of processing equipment for turning green coffee into roasted coffee
has been the focus of company activities. Quick drum roasters as well
as large-scale series „G“ roasters were one of the
reasons that the sale of the first 100,000 roasters was celebrated in
Today, our products range from shop roasters to large-scale roasters.
This also includes whole roasting plants, industrial grinders, electric
and electronic control units as well as laboratory equipment and spare
parts. Not least due to its continual growth of know-how, Probat today
stands for competence in coffee knowledge. Its Research and Development
department is unique in this form and underscores the value of its
The name Probat stands for innovative roasting in cocoa processing too.
Bauermeister, a company belonging to the Probat Group, was established
as early as 1882 and has been a synonym for optimal cocoa processing
for decades. In this way, Probat also possesses unique know-how in food
An in-house museum for coffee technology in Emmerich documents the
history of technical developments and provides the visitor with rare
glimpses into the old world of coffee.
At its locations in Emmerich and Norderstedt Probat Worldwide it has
over 600 staff working in various exports about 80 percent of its
products, particularly and South America.
Wim Abbing is the Group’s managing director.
Participate in the 2nd Moscow International Coffee Forum ...
The organizing committee of the 2nd
Moscow International Coffee Forum (MIFF-2) takes pleasure in inviting
you to participate in this major industry event. The Forum is a
professional platform for majority of coffee business participants,
from both Russia and CIS countries, as well as abroad. This year the
main thematic of the event will be concentrated around challenges of
regional development of the Russian coffee market. Competent
representatives from different coffee segments and key Russian regions
will focus their attention to this topic during a Round Table
Please see attached a renewed schedule of the Forum*.
Having analyzed the experience of the previous Forum, the Organizing
Committee has decided to make the participation paid. This will improve
not only the quality of participants but also allow increasing the
effectiveness of the event.
"Last year we were not able to invite all interested professionals.
Unfortunately when the registration is free of charge and the number of
seats in the hall is limited it does not seem possible to find a right
balance of the participants"- said a representative of the Organizing
Committee, Elena Tregub and adds: "This year the venue of the Forum
allows us to increase the number of visitors - we are expecting up to
500 attendees. Nevertheless, it’s better to register in
advance to be on the save side”.
The participation fee is 59 Euro including VAT. All the participants
have an opportunity to attend all the activities of the Forum.
Currently the registration is opened; the applications will be accepted
strictly before 29 January 2010.
Please complete an application form for participation which is attached
and send it to the Organizers either per fax +7 (495) 935 87 06/07, +7
(499) 192 89 25 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is under www.coffeetea.ru
For participation or accreditation please contact us per
tel. +7 (495) 935 87 06/07, +7 (499) 192 89 25 or by e-mail:
Julia Chanturiya - Project Manager
Elena Tregub - Project Manager
We look forward to welcoming you to this event!
* The schedule may be amended
«Rusteacoffee» and The Organization of Coffee
Manufacturers in Russia have supported the Coffee Forum. ...
According to the Organizing Committee
of the 2nd Moscow International
Coffee Forum, Association «Rusteacoffee» and the
Organization of Coffee Manufacturers in Russia (OCM) have joined their
forces to support this major domestic industry event.
As to Robert May, Executive Director of OCM, the Moscow International
Coffee Forum is the ultimate venue for the professional discussion of
key trends and issues facing the development of the coffee industry in
Russia. It is the sole event in Russia that brings together
Russia’s leading coffee industry players, retailers,
consumers and specialists to have dynamic exchange of experience and
maintain direct contact with global coffee experts. This
year’s agenda is particularly valuable as it evaluates global
and regional impacts on the sector’s development in Russia,
as well as leading trends in consumption, investment and sustainability
of the Russian coffee market.
In his turn, Ramaz Chanturiya, General Director of the Association
«Rusteacoffee» and the head of the Organizing
Committee of the Forum, noted importance of joint efforts in the
process of industry communication. “I’m convinced
that with such a support, the Forum will take place with a maximum
efficiency for its participants”.
During the Forum representatives of the industry associations uniting
almost the whole coffee market will make a common report dedicated to
the topic “Current state of the coffee industry in
Russia”. The co-speakers will highlight such important themes
as the level of current production, investment, challenges of
state-legal and technical regulation in the coffee industry, including
trade area. A separate attention will be devoted to issues of regional
development of coffee industry in Russia.
For more information please visit the web-site www.coffeetea.ru
For participation or press accreditation please contact
Julia Chanturiya or Tregub Elena
+7 (495) 935 87 06/07; +7 (499) 192 89 25
Organization of coffee manufactures in Russia
The Organization of Coffee Manufacturers in Russia (OCM) is a
registered non-commercial partnership founded in 2000. Based in Moscow,
it currently unites six of the leading coffee producing companies
including Kraft Foods Rus LLC, Nestle Russia LLC, Paulig Coffee LLC,
Tchibo CIS LLC, Sara Lee Russia LLC and Montana Coffee LLC. Combined,
OCM members account for over 60% of the total Russian coffee market.
The primary goal of the OCM is to develop and improve the coffee market
in Russia by maintaining high standards and enhancing the culture of
coffee consumption through its “Positively Coffee”
The OCM engages in a wide range of initiatives. It works closely with
Russian state regulatory bodies and plays a leading role in the process
to harmonize Russian coffee regulations and standards with
international best practices,. The OCM also participates in and
receives funding from the International Coffee Organization’s
Health Care Professions Coffee Education Program (HCP CEP). The goal of
the program is to provide the Russian medical community with the latest
quantitative and qualitative research results on the effects of coffee
consumption on human health, to encourage dialogue and to dispel myths
about coffee consumption. The OCM consistently pursues activities that
seek to create a sustainable environment for investments in the Russian
Association “Rusteacoffee” is a non-commercial
organization, which mission is to contribute to the development of the
tea and coffee industries and create favorable conditions for all
participants of the market. It consolidates all key players in Russia,
which in total control up to 85% of the market. The association enjoys
authority over the State power and industry’s
We are оп vacation from 10.07.07 up to 10.08.07. See you soon, dear
International Coffee Forum invites! ...
On the 8th of February there will be conducted already the 2nd
Moscow International Coffee Forum in the international
info-exhibition center “Infoprostranstvo”. This
event is a professional place for all participants of the Russian
coffee business which gathers representatives of the coffee industry
from CIS countries and abroad.
This event is expected to be visited by more than 350 participants form
all segments of the coffee market: producers and traders of green
coffee, roasters, producers of instant coffee, distributors,
specialized trading companies, coffee houses, suppliers of all kinds of
equipment for coffee, packaging, ingredients, employees of profile
ministries and departments, commercial attaches of Embassies from
countries manufacturing and supplying coffee, journalists from business
The Forum is organized by the business magazine “Coffee and
Tea in Russia”, news portal www.coffeetea.ru in collaboration
with the Association “Rusteacoffee”.
- “KLD Coffee Importers”, entering into Neumann
In the frame of the Symposium there will be discussed a lot of actual
questions dedicated to the national and international coffee industry,
will be analyzed the current state of the industry and given estimation
of its further development. Among key topics:
- Overview of the current economic situation in Russia
- Current state of the world coffee industry. Influence of the world
consumption onto coffee production.
- New trends in packaging, technologies and products
- Actual marketing data about Coffee market in Russia
There will be organized a roundtable discussion on the theme
«Prospects of the coffee industry development in Russian
Russia experts will talk about the current state of the industry in
different regions, as well as on possible ways of further development,
taking into account all the relevant coefficients of the impact.
Forum’s participants will have an opportunity to attend
educational programs, taste the best sorts of coffee, visit master
class in coffee preparation, establish business contacts in the coffee
“Great Tea Road” Tour ...
The “Great Tea Road” is an international project
launched by Moscow and Buryatia in the 1990s. Involving Russia, China
and Mongolia, it is conceived as a new tourist product with a focus on
the historical and cultural heritage of the “Great Tea
Road” and will target China, South Korea and Japan. A part of
the future tourist route will go through the Novosibirsk Oblast.
New Tea Impressions ...
The TESS tea brand has expanded its
collection to include new brands of black, green and fruit tea. The
collection targets traditional tea connoisseurs looking for new tastes
and ready for discoveries and experimenting. The brand comes in three
flavors, Black Tea, Green Tea and Herbal Tea, which represent classical
grades of high-price black and green tea and original tea compositions,
in which tea leaves are blended with bits of natural fruits, berries,
fragrant herbs, spices and flower petals.
Forty Per Cent of
Russians are Ready to Save on Food ...
More than a third of the Russians are ready to save and eat cheaper
food because of the crisis. So far, people have not given up
vegetables, fruit, meat or fish, but begun to buy less sweets.
Manufacturers and Rosstat, the Russian statistics agency, have already
noticed negative trends dynamics in food sales.
Forty per cent of the Russians are prepared to save on foodstuffs. From
September 2008 to February 2009, the number of households buying
expensive and mid-price pasta fell by 15-25%, whereas sales of
low-price brands (costing 23-43 rubles per kg) were growing. Grocery
sales fell 15-25% in the premium and “mid grade
plus” segments and rose 15-20% in the “mid grade
minus” and economy segments.
–Ultimate Anti-Crisis Drink ...
Tea appears to be the ultimate “anti-crisis” drink
in Russia. According to the Center for the Development of National
Alcohol Policy, in the first two months of this year Russians drank
4.8% less alcohol than in the same period last year. As for tea, in
2009 people drink roughly the same amount as in 2008 – around
176,000 tons. Imports of that drink may even increase. Part of it will
be exported to CIS countries in Russian packaging. Russians have
significantly cut their coffee consumption to around 115,000 tons, with
around 80% of Russians favoring instant coffee. If Russians' income
fall and commodity prices rise, people will forego juice and soda pop
for cheaper stuff, for example, tea.
Azerbaijan Will Host
International Tea Festival ...
An international tea festival will take place in Lankaran, Azerbaijan,
Attended by specialists from leading tea producing countries, including
India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Georgia, Iran and China, the festival will
become a venue for a symposium and an exchange of expertise among
See Trade Turnover Shrink in Crisis ...
The share of economy class goods is rising, while trade turnover is
falling. People have less money left for shopping as other costs are
going up. Experts also note the overall market trend of contracting
Orimi Trade Enters
Taiwan Market ...
Orimi Trade has forged a partnership with Taiwan’s national
distributor at the Food & Hotel Asia trade show (Singapore),
where Russia's only exhibitor showcased premium tea brands Greenfield
and TESS and coffee Jardin, which elicited interest from participants.
Orimi Trade's Taiwanese partner intends to ship Greenfield to the
retail and eating establishments maintaining tea cards. Out of the vast
collection, eight brands were selected for export to Taiwan, namely,
black teas Golden Ceylon and Fine Darjeeling and natural herbal teas
Summer Bouquet, Ginger Red, Creamy Rooibos, Festive Grape, Camomile
Meadow, and Spring Melody.
Russia Sees Food
Imports Fall 23.1% in January ...
Food imports from non-CIS countries declined by 23.1% in value terms in
January as compared to January 2008, the Russian Federal Customs
Service reports. In the beginning of the year, tea procurement fell by
25.8% to 10,600 tons in physical terms and by $10.6 million.
Photo Report about
First Moscow International Tea Symposium Released ...
A PHOTO REPORT on the First Moscow International Tea Symposium, held at
the Congress Center on Krasnaya Presnya on February 9, has been
released and is available on the WWW.COFFEETEA.RU site.
Like the photo report, other materials of the symposium will be
published in the next issue of Coffee and Tea in Russia (No.2, 2009).
The 1st Moscow
International Tea Symposium is successfully completed! ...
The first official event which united
all the participants of Tea
business of Russia, CIS counties and foreign countries came to the end
on February 9th. The Symposium
welcomed 300 guests from 12 countries who introduced all the segments
of tea business. The event was covered by electronic and print mass
A.V. Gordeev, Minister of Agriculture, in his speech to the Symposium
participants noted a great meaning of tea for Russia and wished high
business achievement and fruitful work at the forum.
The first session of the Symposium
was under the direction of Alexander Borisov, general director of TH
Grand, the head of one of the oldest tea companies. The official part
of the Symposium was opened by Michael
Bunston, the Chairmen of the International Tea Committee. He mentioned
the key questions of the international tea trade and made a prediction
in his speech on the theme: “World tea market: in balance of
supply and demand”. Ramaz Chanturiya, the general director of
Association “Rusteacoffee”, in his speech
“The influence of economic crisis on the state of tea branch
in Russia” mentioned the specific character of the branch
development in the period of crisis. Basudeb Banerjee, the Chairman of
Tea Board of India, informed the guests about an innovation of Indian
tea market directed to the activation of trade with Russia in the
report: “Indian tea for the mobile (changeable) Russian
market”. The report of Dante Parini, the vise-president of
Glatfelter company, on the theme: “Beverage Filtration
Papers. Supply and Demand in the Current Environment.” in
which he described business status in details, was interpreted with an
interest by professional tea community.
The moderator of the second session was Anton Kudreiko, the commercial
director of GTC Sapsan. The second session of the Symposium
was opened by Dr Adolf Kler, Head of product development department of
Martin Bauer company, who offered to the listeners the report:
“Herbal Infusions: an overview on interesting topics,
particularly legal aspects, Quality and Safety”. After that
Elena Samodurova, the deputy chief of the department Consumer Scan of
marketing research Institute GFK Rus, analyzed new tendency of tea
market in Russia.
One of the most interesting and memorable speech became the report of
Sergey Kasyanenko, the chairman of the board of the leading Russian tea
company “Orimi Trade” who offered the Symposium
participants the presentation “Tea is the beverage of
progressive nation, the important factor of economic stability and
social prosperity”. The speech attracted the attention by its
deep and simultaneously optimistic analysis of the present situation in
the branch. The official part of the first half a day was closed by
Maria Malishkina, the head of client service department
“CofeInform” who introduced to the listeners the
research results of tea market in the situation of economic crisis in
The second half a day was devoted to seminars due to the actual
questions such as “Category management in tea
industry” (Victoria Arbuzova, work with clients consultant of
Consumer Scan department, marketing research institute GFK Rus),
“Key trends of the tea market in HoReCa” (Mark
Minskiy, the marketer), “Master class on tea
testing” (David Chanturiya, the head of Tea School). One of
the most popular seminars became the seminar “Tea and
health” organized by the magazine
“Health” with the participation of the magazine
“Coffee& Tea in Russia” the presenter of
which was Olga Smirnova, the chief editor of the magazine
To the audience attention there were offered the most interesting facts
which were expressed in reports “Flavonoids in tea
– chemistry, health benefits and analysis” by Prof.
Dr. Engelhardt and
“Biological Active Compounds of tea” by Nina
Kasyanenko, the professor, the Doctor of Science, the head of the
laboratory of molecular biophysics, the department of molecular
biophysics, Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University.
No less important event was the Round table “Challenges of
harmonization for technical regulation standards in tea
segment” in which domestic and foreign specialists took part.
Igor Vittel (RBC – TV) was the moderator of that extremely
meaningful discussion. The event took place with support of the leading
international tea company in the world – Unilever. During the
working day and during tea breaks the participants of the 1st Moscow
International Tea Symposium
had an opportunity to taste the best tea samples of the official tea
sponsor, the leader of the Russian tea market –
“Orimi Trade” company, and to take part in the
special program «Golden Leaf», and to get the
information about products of the mini –
exhibition’s companies – participants, and to
conduct business negotiations.
The work part of the Symposium was closed by the Charitable tea
Auction. During the day the Forum participants could taste the best
Indian garden teas (Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiris) which were specially
brought by plane, they also could make notes about their favorite
samples in the catalogue and get a participant number of the bidding
process. In the evening after the opening informational explanation
which had its attitude to the tea auction state in the price system and
the working system of the greatest Indian auction centers the
participants began the trade competition for favorite samples. The
“brokers” who bought the freshest tea for home
became the representatives of tea market in Russia, India, Iran, Great
Britain and China.
The Symposium day full of the events
and impressions was finalized by the Gala dinner which was given in
honor of tea world representatives at Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery. The
guests were guided around the museum exposition. And afterwards they
were invited to the winter garden for the Gala dinner where it was
organized a professional concert program. The another pleasant surprise
for the guests was the winner announcement of the nomination
“Person – 2008” established by the
magazine “Coffee& Tea in Russia” for
professionals of coffee and tea industry made a valuable contribution
to its development. The memorable symbol “Person –
2008” was presented to Lily Nikolaevna Meleshina, the
greatest specialist, the experienced teatester. Afterwards it was the
performance of the vocal group of “Coffee& Tea in
Russia” magazine staff with the popular song Java Jive (I
love coffee, I love tea) earned flurry of applause. And for
«dessert» the organizers ran a lottery the winners
of which received a tour to Baden-Baden and a piece of gold weight of 5
The Symposium was organized by the
business magazine "Coffee and Tea in Russia" and news internet portal
www.coffeetea.ru with participation of "Rosteacoffee" Association. The
main sponsors were the first-rate companies, the main market segments
representatives, such as Glatfelter Gernsbach GMBH & CO. KG
(filter paper producer), Martin Bauer (supply with fruit and herb
ingredients and tea extracts), Orimi Trade (production and distribution
of popular tea trade marks) and Tea Board of India (coordination of
Indian tea industry on the state level). The forum was also sponsored
by other professional and authoritative companies including Ahmad tea
(tea production and distribution), Teamac (production of equipment for
tea packeting) and Unilever (tea production and distribution).
Ramaz Chanturia, the Organization Committee chairman, said in
conclusion that according to the first comments of the participants the
professional event is considered to be extremely important and timely
for the tea market. "On the one hand it is time the branch to have a
permanent ground for experience and opinion exchange and for
achievement presenting thus participants can clearly feel belonging to
the branch. At the same time at the background of economic instability
when the market begins to move and its traditions and characteristics
change in spite of they seemed firm, the possibility to meet colleagues
from different parts of the market turned to be extremely in demand.
Some days before the forum opening when the applications were no longer
received the number of those willing to attend the Symposium
was constantly increasing", mentioned the Chairman of the Symposium
The detailed report on discussions and meetings of the Symposium will
be published in the second issue of the "Coffee and Tea in Russia"
magazine. For subscribers there will be issued a special CD with all
the presentations made during the Symposium.
“The standards of technical regulation is necessary to
According to the Organizing Committee of the 1st Moscow International
Tea Symposium (MITS), the round table “The problems of
harmonization of technical regulations in the tea industry»
will be one of the key events of the campaign. Open discussion being
attended by leading Russian and foreign experts will provide an
opportunity to develop general recommendations to the new regulations,
such as the Technical Regulations on tea and tea products and an
updated database of national standards.
The official sponsor of the Round Table, the company Unilever having
long experience in international markets considers that the discussion
of harmonization issues at this level will make another step towards
the development of the domestic tea market bringing the Russian demands
to tea and tea products to the highest and the current and
international standards and norms. As Irina Bakhtina, Director of
Corporate Relations “Unilever”, “Unilever
supports the consolidation of the industry in the development of modern
and adequate rules for the market functioning because it contributes to
the formation of a civilized competition, reducing administrative
barriers, updating production lines and eventually improving the
quality of tea produced what is the direct answer to the interests of
The participants of the Round table are: head of department for the tea
category development of the company “Unilever”
Robert Redeleanu, Chairman of the German association of fruit and
herbal teas, the Chairman of the Technical Committee EHIA (European
Association of herbal drinks) Dr. Adolf Kler, the leading experts from
around the world, scientists practice, representatives of public
authorities, the leaders of the key associations.
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Happy Holidays and a
Healthy New Year! ...
The Coffeetea.ru wishes you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year 2009
and may the new year bring you many new experiences and valuable
discoveries in the coffee and tea field!
See you soon in the new year January 11, 2009!
The Company is all set
and ready and have plans to commencing its shipments within November
VAYHAN COFFEE LIMITED having its manufacturing facility in India is one
among the top few companies in the world having automatic facility for
manufacturing instant coffee.
As per Mr. D Rama Raju, Managing Director of the company, the Vayhan
Coffee manufacturing is based on the convergence of the best
technologies in the world for the instant/ agglomerated coffee. The
criticality of operations to deliver quality product is well taken care
in the selection, execution and operation of the plant. This project is
a result of cumulative experiences in this field from world over and
run by a team of highly experienced and trained professionals to
deliver products to suit customer needs and taste profile.
The Company is all set and ready and have plans to commencing its
shipments within November 2008.
Mr. H N Tarafdar, Technical Director informed that the plant has been
designed incorporating the latest technology of instant coffee process
especially roasting, extraction and aroma recovery technologies to
achieve and retain most of the taste & aroma of roast &
ground coffee. Apart from achieving quality product, the plant has been
designed to carry out operation in Hygienic condition and ensure food
safety. The total plant capacity is 3600 Metric tonnes for Spray and
Agglomerated (Granulated) coffee.
The company’s Sr. Director Mr. DRSP Raju expressed his
satisfaction over the installations and informed that the plant is set
ready to commence its exports from November 2008.
Mr. T Balakrishna, Director (Sales & Marketing) said that India
exports around 25,000 Tons of instant coffee per annum and Vayhan
Coffee aims to be the one of the largest instant coffee exporter from
India. The company has already tied-up with few reputed European
companies for Spray and Agglomerated coffee and in discussions with
leading brand owners in Russia which is one of the largest coffee
consuming countries in the world. The company is also looking at other
potential markets like South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, etc and
ready to supply quality product to customer’s satisfaction.
official tea of Moscow International Tea Symposium ...
According to Organizing Committee of The First Moscow International Tea
Symposium (MITS) plantation tea Greenfield became the official tea of
the most important domestic industry event.
Nowadays Greenfield tea is one of the most popular tea brands in
Russia. According to the Nielsen analytical agency (2008) it is the
member of five leading brands, offered to the Russian market and it is
the leader in tea bags segment in terms of value. The brand’s
popularity confirms the fact that Greenfield is the exclusive tea of
Saint-Petersburg International economic forum and the International
investment Forum in Sochi.
The brand combines collections of plantation teas from China, Ceylon,
India, Kenya, Japan, an extensive collection of natural herbal teas.
Members and guests of the International Tea Symposium will be offered
both already known Greenfield varieties and the recent brand
extensions: White Bloom – white Chinese tea from Hunan
province, Highland Oolong – red Chinese tea from Fujian
province, Noble Pu-Erh – Chinese strong fermented tea from
Yunnan province, Lapsang Souchong – famous
“smoked” Chinese tea from Fujian province.
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Receives Award in Georgia ...
The Caucasian Business and Development Network, the Georgian Tea
Association and the Caucasian International Tea Association held a
Caucasian International Tea Festival in Tbilisi to demonstrate products
grown by tea-planters from Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and
Lyankyaran tea received the award of the Ministry of Agriculture of
Georgia. The agrarian reforms that are in progress in Azerbaijan and
state support for the agricultural sector help develop tea-planting in
Index Plummets in Russia...
This view is held by Nielsen Russia specialists. The key stress factor
is the threat of job loss, and 35% of respondents admit their incomes
have suffered to varying degrees. However, two-thirds of the Russian
people have hot changed their shopping pattern and do not utilize their
savings. Based on a Ru.nielsen.com press release
Saving on Coffee...
According to data collected over 10 years, the Ukrainians are ready to
save even on coffee. The overall coffee demand has fallen by 15-20%
during the last few months. The sales slowdown has already hit the
distributor companies supplying natural coffee to restaurants and the
corporate sector. Instant coffee producers have been less affected by
the crisis. Instant coffee dominates the Ukrainian market, but its
share in overall consumption is declining.
Chains’ Private Brands as Alternative to Crisis...
Production of house brand goods in
Russia has been growing for about seven years. The larger part of some
800 goods in that category is groceries, including tea and coffee.
According to research data, the house brand sales share will amount to
about 7% in value terms in 2008. Inexpensive house brand goods account
for more than 65% of the retail chains’ sales, goods in the
average price bracket for 30%, and premiums for less than 1%.
Foreign guests comes
to Moscow! ...
According to the report of Organizing committee of the 1st Moscow
International Tea Symposium (MITS) Mr. Mike Bunston, Chairman of
International Tea Committee based in London, comes to Moscow with an
official visit. In the course of the visit Mr. Bunston plans to make a
speech during the main Tea Symposium session with the report:
“World tea market balanced between demand and
supply”, in details having a look at questions of the current
situation of world tea industry, key international trends and forecasts
in the light of crisis scenarios.
Moreover the President of the International Tea Committee will hold
talks with the leadership of the Association
«Roschaykofe» on its accession to the international
organization. Taking into account the place of Russia as the largest
tea importer in the balance of global tea trade, as well as the impact
of the economic crisis on the basic characteristics of the industry,
many observers estimate the Tea Symposium in Moscow as very timely and
important international event. According to the Organizing Committee
more than 100 people from nearly 12 countries worldwide have already
confirmed their participation in the Symposium and the number of
participants in a mini-exhibition is approaching 15. Among its
participants there are such companies as GLATFELTER Gernsbach GmbH
& Co. KG, Martin Bauer GmbH & Co. KG, Orimi Trade, Tea
Board of India, SDS Ekom, TEAMAC Srl, Unilever Rus, Aromat Extra, Frey
+ Lau GmbH, a group of companies "Globar", Gutmann Aluminium Draht
GmbH, NASA Corporation, Polypack srl., Drahtwerk Elisental W. Erdmann
GmbH & Co and others.
During the Symposium will be discussed other important areas for the
development of the Russian tea market, particularly in the field of
technical regulation. One of the leading European
scientists-practitioners - Dr. Adolf Kler, Chairman of the German Herb
and Fruit Tea Association and Chairman Technical Committee of EHIA
(European Herbal Infusion Association) will speak on the topic of
harmonizing Russian and European regulatory instruments in the field of
herbal and fruit teas.
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The Greenfield brand has introduced a new type of tea in the Herbal Tea
collection. Tropical Marvel is green China tea with pineapple pieces,
ginger and dried apple.
The new Greenfield has a light taste with subtle spicy accents and a
pleasant fresh flavor created by the combination of the natural flavor
of green tea and pineapple pieces. Tea is packed in single use tea bags
in individual multilayer thermosachets.
Latte-art with Jardin
Coffee and «Star Desserts» with TESS Tea...
The Food Show that ended in Moscow
was attended by more than 70 thousand people this year. Orimi Trade
Company took part in the festival for the first time with TESS tea and
Jardin coffee. According to the Gourmet Festival guests’ and
participants' opinion, a cup of Jardin coffee was a great complement to
the tasting of the 25-kilogram Tiramisu cake, while TESS tea went well
with desserts. The Jardin stand offered frequent coffee tasting
sessions, barista master classes and Latte-art shows of Jardin Espresso
Stile di Milano cappuccino.
The Coffee House chain has decided to
sublease space in their coffee houses. Experts expect this practice to
grow in the crisis conditions. A Svyaznoi shop has recently been opened
in the Coffee House at Nevsky Avenue (the leased area is 550 sq. m).
The shop occupies about 120 sq. m. of the Coffee House area, including
part of the cellar. Leasing of big premises does not pay off, so it is
more profitable to sublet a part of it. A coffee house is profitable if
it occupies not more than 150 sq.m. since the lease rate is $200-220
per square meter per month in this part of the city.
– Recent History...
Ahmad Tea Ltd. updated the site of the Ahmad Tea trademark in Russia,
www.ahmadtea.ru, on the 1st of December. The site employs the newest
Internet technology, including virtual tour and quest features. The
site throws a new light on the product and draws the tea lover into a
cognitive interactive game which offers a deep and exciting insight
into the history tea and tea culture.
Coffeetea.ru based on a
press-release by SDC-Fuds
Sri Lanka to Increase
Ceylon Tea Exports to Belarus...
The Counselor of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, Premala Srikanta,
who represents the State Office for Tea Sales, arrived in Minsk to
discuss tea trade. Sri Lanka tea exports to Belarus amounted to 994.6
kg (21% of the market) in 2007. The direct import share was 727.4 kg.
Belarus imported more than 539 kg of Ceylon tea during
January-September this year.
The Rusteacoffee association has
begun to develop the National Standards comprising testing rules and
methods (including those for sampling), which are essential for the
application of and compliance with the Technical Regulations for tea
and tea products. The association’s site
Rusteacoffee.ru offers the first version of the National
Standards Black Tea. Specifications and Tea and Tea Products. Terms and
Coffeetea.ru based on the
materials by the Rosteacoffee association press service
The Rusteacoffee association discussed the draft Federal Law Technical
Regulations for Tea and Tea Products on the 29th of October, 2008. The
task group composed of representatives of the tea companies Grand,
Krasnogorskleksredstva, May Company, Moscow Tea Company, Orimi Trade,
Russian Product, SDC – FUDS, Universal Food Technologies,
Unilever Rus and Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory refined the
document, which is available at the Rosteacoffee association site
www.rusteacoffee.ruCurrently the draft Technical Regulations
are due to be discussed by the
Public Council of the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Coffeetea.ru based on the
materials by the Rosteacoffee association press service
Ahmad Tea Club...
Ahmad Tea Ltd. has introduced the
AHMAD five o’clock TEA CLUB. The first meeting of the Club
dealt mainly with the presentation of the new site
www.ahmadtea.ru. All Club members received Club cards and
gifts and enjoyed the atmosphere of the classic English afternoon tea
with traditional scones, cookies, sandwiches and deliciously flavored
tea of the Ahmad Tea Limited Edition collection.
AHMAD five o’clock TEA CLUB meetings are to be held twice a
Coffeetea.rubased on a
press-release by Ahmadtea.ru
Indian Tea to Be
Packed in Nizhny Novgorod... od Oblast in
The Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Valery Shantsev was quoted
as saying that the Indian business representatives showed interest in
investing into the Oblast economy. 'We have also agreed on a
tea-packing factory project in Nizhny Novgorod. Tea enjoys great
popularity in Russia. We will produce tea not only for our own needs,
but will also sell it across Russia and in European countries.
We will discuss the details next June,' Shantsev said.
New black, green and
herbal teas from TESS ...
TESS Tea – the second collaborative project between Orimi
Trade and Greenfield Tea LTD (UK) – was introduced to the
Russian market over a year ago. This November the TESS line added six
new types of black, green and herbal teas. The new selections expand on
the offerings of the most popular teas and are enjoying exceptional
sales. Each selection is available as loose leaf or packaged in
individual specially designed tea bags.
Key event of tea
industry is coming soon! ... The Organizing
Committee has begun accepting applications for participation at the 1st
Moscow International Tea Symposium (MITS), which will take place on 9
February in Moscow, World Trade Center.
This is the first professional event, which will bring together all
participants of tea business from Russia, CIS and foreign countries.
The Organizing Committee is expecting the Symposium to be attended by
more than 250 representatives from all tea market segments: tea
producers, distributors, specialized trade enterprises, coffee and tea
shops, suppliers of all types of tea equipment, packaging, ingredients,
employees of profile ministries and departments, commercial attaches of
Embassies from countries manufacturing and supplying tea, journalists
from business and mass-media.
In the frame of the Symposium there will be conducted presentations
highlighting the most actual issues of domestic and global tea
industry, will be analyzed the current state of the industry and
estimated the prospects for its development. There will be organized a
roundtable discussion on the theme «Tea is health of
nation», seminars and area for tea tasting and exhibition.
All the participants will also have an opportunity to taste the best
kinds of tea, take part in charity tea auction, visit a master class in
cooking and tasting tea, establish business contacts in the tea world.
Following the Symposium all participants will be invited to attend a
The Symposium is organized by the business magazine «Coffee
and Tea in Russia» and Internet news portal www.coffeetea.ru
in collaboration with the Association
“Rusteacoffee”. General Sponsors are the largest
companies operating in all key market segments: Glatfelter Gernsbach
GMBH & CO. KG (production of filter paper), Martin Bauer
(supply of fruit, herbal ingredients and tea extracts),
«Orimi Trade» (production and distribution of
popular tea brands), Tea Board of India (coordination of Indian tea
industry on a state level). The business forum was also supported by
other professional and credible market participants, such as Ahmad tea
and Teamac (production of equipment for tea bags packaging)
According to the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Moscow
International Tea Symposium Ramaz Chanturiya, this professional event
will be held in very important for all market participants time.
«On the one hand, it’s high time for the industry
to find a permanent area on which to exchange views and experiences,
where everyone clearly could fill his membership of the industry and
could use it as peculiar exhibition of achievements. On the other hand,
against the background of economic uncertainty, when the market was
moved and its seemingly stable trends and characteristics are beginning
to change, the opportunity to meet with counterparts from all segments
of the market will be very demanding», - considers the head
of the Symposium Organizing Committee.
For more information, please visit www.coffeeetea.ru or contact us by
tel.: +7 495 935 87 07/08, or by e-mail: email@example.com.
2008: Record-Edition ... Coffee
industry’s experts and visitors are deeply satisfied with
their business; the number of foreign visitors and exhibitors has risen
as well as confirmed participants for the 2010.
Trieste, 15th November 2008- The forth edition of the International
TriestEspresso Expo (13-15 November, Fiera Trieste) has grown in
quality and quantity and has been confirmed as an international
showcase within the coffee market. The event has been organized by
Fiera Trieste S.p.a., in association with Associazione Caff? Trieste
(Trieste Coffee Association) and the contribution of Trieste Chamber of
Commerce and Fondazione CrTrieste. The fair has recorded the presence
of the world leading coffee experts who, during the three-day long
exhibition, have done business for a value of millions of euros. The
final data of this edition will be shown during a press conference on
Thursday November 20th.
The exhibitors were 209 from 26 different countries. The tickets bought
by the exhibitors were 20,000. The presence of foreign visitors has
sharply increased from the 2006 edition. The data of this successful
edition had already been foreseen by the 15% growth in foreign
exhibitors’ presence compared to the previous edition. 100
Italian and foreign journalists attended the expo. (All official data
will be provided during the press conference).
“The success we were waiting has come”, says Fulvio
Bronzi, and he adds: “our goals in terms of visitors, foreign
attendees and exhibition area increase, have been fully achieved.
Exhibitors have already confirmed their participation.
Vincenzo Sandalj adds: “This edition of TriestEspresso has
been a great success. The coffee sector has demonstrated to be able to
withstand the financial crisis by means of satisfactory results. Among
all the Italian trade fairs within this sector, TriestEspresso Expo has
been reconfirmed as the most international one. All exhibitors are
satisfied and the numbers of visitors are said to rise in the next
edition. The growth in the foreign visitors’s presence has
gone beyond all our best expectations.”
Orimi Trade brands
receive the top prize from the National Trade Association ...
Two brands operated by Orimi Trade
received the annual “Product of the Year” award,
given out by the National Trade Association in cooperation with the
International Business Association and the RF Chamber of Commerce. The
award ceremony took place in Moscow. The winner in the
“Tea” category was Princess Noori; in the
“Whole Bean” category it was the Jockey brand.
Jockey has been the undisputed leader in retail sales since 2004, while
Princess Noori has held the status of the most popular tea in Russia
since 2005: today it commands 12.8% of the Russian tea market.
Service reports on unpaid salaries ...
According to corporation surveys (not including small businesses) the
overall value of unpaid salaries among the industries monitored by
Rosstat is RUR 4,024 mil. for November 1, 2008: an increase of RUR1,000
mil. (33.4%) since October 1, 2008. The number of companies unable to
make salary payments to their employees because of a lack of funds has
grown across 57 administrative divisions of the RF in the period
between October 1 and November 1, 2008. More information is available
from the Rosstat website.
Russia to cut tea
acquisitions on international auctions by 20% - Rusteacoffee ...
This figure was quoted by the CEO of
the Rusteacoffee Association Ramaz Chanturiya at the Russian Food
Industry forum. According to Mr. Chanturiya the latest development is
tied to the world economic crisis: it is no longer economically sound
for tea companies to maintain large reserves of tea in an unpredictable
market situation. “In crisis mode it is more advantageous to
purchase raw product directly in correlation with demand
levels,” noted Chanturiya.
Russians have not
noticed reduced selection in supermarkets ...
The majority of Russian consumers (71%) have not noticed significant
cuts in merchandise selection with respect to groceries or household
items (42% - probably not, 29% - definitely not); only 19% have,
conversely, sensed a narrowing of choice (16% - probably yes, 3%
definitely yes)), and 9% were undecided.
The nationwide VTsIOM survey was conducted on October 25-26, 2008:
1,600 men and women were surveyed across 140 communities, in 42
different administrative divisions. The margin of error does not exceed
A cup of coffee on top
of the TV tower ... The
observation deck on top of the Ostankino television tower will reopen
after the New Year. After the fire at the studios the tower was closed
to the public. Since then the deck has been fully renovated and new
high-speed passenger elevators have been installed. In the coming days
the safety response system will be brought into compliance with
international standards, which will allow for the reopening of the
famous restaurant Seventh Heaven. This will increase the traffic of
visitors, who will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee at the top, rather
than just fantastic views.
Russian consumers are
preparing for the worst… and hoping for the best ...
The financial crisis that has
unfolded this fall puts the national economic stability at risk. At the
same time, millions of consumers in developing economies –
including Russia – are absolutely certain that their nations
will emerge from the crisis within the next 12 months. These figures
are reported on the Nielsen survey, conducted in 52 countries around
the world at the end of September/early October.
Tea and Coffee
companies are turning to the Ministry of Agriculture for help ...
Rusteacoffee Association has sent a
letter to Minselkhoz the asking that increased access to federal credit
resources, set aside for the agricultural sector, be granted to tea and
coffee companies. Experts suggest that RUR6 bil. are needed to
stabilize the coffee and tea industries. Threatened by the liquidity
crisis, market participants are already projecting 20% cuts on foreign
imports of unprocessed materials.
Up to date,
interesting, informative!...... The latest
issue of “Coffee and Tea in Russia” (No.5 (68)) is
out now. This time the popular column “Current
issues” is devotes to the repercussions of economic problems
for the domestic tea and coffee industries. Some of the key players on
the market respond to the question: “How will the world
financial crisis affect the price of tea and coffee?” The
issue is packed with analyses and statistical figures; it also
announces the coming of the 1st International Tea Symposium in Moscow,
slated for February 2009.
The “Tea Traders
Society” has unveiled “Untsia” [Ounce]
– Russia’s largest chain of tea boutiques. The
stores will sell loose tea by the ounce, rather than the familiar gram.
Thirty percent of the selection at Untsia, which account for 60% of its
revenues, are elite pure teas with a price tag of 1,200-1,400 rubles
per 100g or 350-400 rubles per oz.
The company owns 16 stores and 41 franchises, and projects $8.5-9 mil
in revenues for 2008.
Georgian Tea for
Lithuania... Eight ton of tea produced in the
Guria region (western Georgia) will be sold for 14,000 lari per ton (a
ton of tea costs 10,000 lari on the local market). The Lithuanians will
package the tea, resulting in a 25% markup. The partners are discussing
the possibility of a joint enterprise.
Jeans Traded for a
Coffee Shop... Novosibirsk-based Konkvest Group
will replace its Levi’s store with a caf?. The new
establishment will offer a more diverse menu than a traditional coffee
shop. According to expert reports single-brand stores are becoming
increasingly rare along the city’s main streets.
Coffee Rations for
Police and Rescue Workers... A new
inter-meal food allotment for Internal Affairs officers and agents in
the line of duty will include coffee. The new ration standard takes
effect on September 1, 2008 and lasts through September 1, 2010.
New Cafe Franchise in
Nizhnii Novgorod... Coming soon:
cafe franchise Do-Re-Mi. Approximately 63 mil rubles will be invested
into seven outlets before the end of 2009. However, experts warn of an
unfavorable business climate and point out that the growth of the
restaurant market in Nizhnii Novgorod is hampered by high real estate
Gavrosh Gets a Coffee
Mate... The Moscow Franchise Coffee Bean
will open its first cafe in Nizhnii Novgorod by the end of October. The
new establishment, housed next to the bistro Gavrosh, will operate out
of a 250 sq.m. space. The overall investment of $150-300,000 is
expected to be recouped within four years. For the moment the franchise
will only operate a single location, but future expansion is not out of
PIR Discovers Jardin...
The XIth International Expo
“PIR. The Business of Hospitality” saw the
unveiling of premium brands from the producer Orimi Trade. Greenfield,
TESS and the Jardin coffee lines were enthusiastically received not
only by tea and coffee lovers, but also by HoReCa industry experts.
Jardin coffee brands for cafes and restaurants, such as Ethiopia Sidamo
professional and Colombia Supremo professional, were unanimously judged
to be the best offering at the Expo.
Orimi Trade Holds On
to Its Title... The company has made the Top 400
list of Russian businesses, traditionally compiled by Expert Magazine.
Ratings are based largely on an index, reflecting annual product sales
for 2007; Orimi Trade came in at 22.6%. Overall 24 food industry
organizations made the list this year; the largest among them are Orimi
Trade, Wimm-Bill-Dann, Baltika, Nestle Food, Mars, United
Confectioners, Unimilk, etc.
Costa Coffee Arrives
in St. Petersburg... The joint
venture Brava (Whitbread PLC and OAO Rosinter Restaurants Holding) has
opened its third Costa Coffee outlet in St. Petersburg (at the Pulkovo
Airport), rebranding what was previously Moca Loca coffee shops. The
total floor space of the three outlets adds up to 325 sq.m., with a
total seating capacity of 151. Together the cafes are projected to
serve 45,000 customers per month. At this time the company operates a
total of 9 cafes (6 in Moscow and 3 in St. Petersburg).
Travelers Coffee is
Growing... The Travelers Coffee franchise has
opened a new location in Novokuznetsk. The cafe will be the first
establishment of its kind in the city.
According to Robert Stevens, former president of the Specialty Coffee
Association of America, Travelers Coffee plays an important role in
introducing coffee culture to the Siberian regions.
A New Production Line
from the Ukraine... Gemini
Espresso (Ukraine) has launched the packaging line “Goglio
Group” model GL 18. The new technology may be used for
packaging powder, granulated, dry and liquid products in vacuum and
(or) modified environment for up to 150 packs per minute. This is the
only packaging line of its kind in Ukraine. The company was born in
1996 and remains one of the leading manufacturers of coffee in Ukraine,
operating in the HoReCa sector under the brand name Gemini.
Coffee and Tea in
Russia Showcases New Potential... A presentation
of the magazine “Coffee and Tea in Russia” took
place at the Holiday Inn, bringing together leading distributors,
operating on the main markets of Russia and CIS. The
magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ramaz Chanturiya discussed the
innovations of his industry publication, its structure, subscription
policy, editorial guidelines, as well as the new elements of the policy
of mutually beneficial partnership.
Orimi Trade Enters Top
200 Private Companies Rankings For Fifth Consecutive Year ...
Forbes has published
Russia’s latest Top 200 Private Companies list. This is the
fifth such rating and Orimi Trade was listed in it all five years,
remaining the sole tea and coffee company among Russia’s
largest private companies.
Orimi Trade to Attend
Major International Food Exhibition SIAL...
SIAL 2008 will take place in Paris on October 19-23. Orimi Trade will
present its premium products – collections of Greenfield and
TESS teas and Jardin coffee. These innovation products, marked by
unique quality and attractive modern packaging, enjoy high demand and
sustained popularity growth in Russia and the CIS.
Orimi Trade plans to broaden the geography of its sales and move into
Western Europe, the Pacific Rim, and Arab countries. The
company’s products were highly acclaimed at leading world
food exhibitions such as Anuga 2007 (Cologne, Germany), Gulfood 2008
(Dubai, UAE), FHA 2008 (Singapore), SIAL China 2008 (Shanghai, China),
and Russia’s major exhibition PROEXPO 1998-2008.
Retailers Will Have to
Review New Store Plans... After
developers operating in Russia, retailers will be next to suffer in the
aftermath of the financial crisis. On losing cheap financing,
developers are putting on hold new shopping mall projects until better
times. As a result, many retailers will have to review downward their
programs of building new stores next year. Problems in fulfilling plans
will mainly occur at companies that are active on the M&A
market, primarily X5. On the other hand, it will not harm this company
if its new store program slows down, experts point out.
State Duma Wants to
Restrict Sales of Energy Drinks...
A bill restricting retail sale and consumption of low-alcohol and
energy drinks has been submitted to the State Duma. The appropriate
bill “On Restricting Retail Sale and Consumption (Imbibing)
of Tonic Alcohol-Free and Energy Drinks” was drafted by the
legislature of the Krasnodar territory. It aims to “protect
the morality and health of people, minors in the first
place.” The law may take effect on January 1, 2009.
Coffee Goes Sweet... The Siberian
chain of coffee houses has branched into confectionery production.
Traveler’s Coffee, Siberia’s major coffee house
chain, is going to produce its own confectionery this autumn. Project
capital commitment is around $400,000. The new division will supply
products to its own establishments, franchise coffee houses and also
sell in retail outlets such as supermarkets.
Orimi Trade -
Exclusive Supplier of Tea and Coffee to Sochi 2008 International
Investment Forum... Greenfield tea
and Jardin coffee will become exclusive drinks of the 7th international
investment forum in Sochi between September18 and 21.
Guests and participants of the forum will be offered two specialty
grades of Jardin coffee, a gourmet grade and ten grades of Greenfield
tea in a wide variety of tastes and kinds.
Congratules Muscovites With the 861st Anniversary...
Last weekend, Moscow celebrated the 861st anniversary. Orimi Trade
traditionally participates in these festivities. The
company’s brightly colored tent where the Princess Noori tea
could be tasted was one of the most frequented places at the fair.
Another gift to the Muscovites on the anniversary day was a huge tea
kettle, Princess Noori, which provided a good setting for keepsake
Peterburg’s Tea Spoon Leaves Nizhny Novgorod Market...
St.Petersburg’s chain of
fast tea houses, Tea Spoon, has left the Nizhni Novgorod market,
scrapping plans of large-scale expansion into regions. The company
attributes the decision to a shift in development strategy from
quantitative growth to better operating efficiency. Industry watchers
are convinced that Tea Spoon had to shut down regional outlets because
of losses, caused by ineffective management and bad selection of
locations for the outlets.
Mint Freshness from
Mint Green Tea combines carefully picked Chinese green tea, according
to the Chun Mee recipe, with mint. The production of Chun Mee green tea
requires high mastery: leaves are rolled at certain temperature into a
needle-like shape. The new tea has been on sale in Russia since July
2008 and is available in 100 and 250 gram packaging.
Ahmad Tea Ltd was founded in Britain (Hampshire County) in 1986 by
representatives of the tea tasters’ dynasty.
The company SDS FOODS is the exclusive distributor of Ahmad Tea Ltd in
the Russian market. The company is over ten years old.
Belarus Raises Barrier
to Russian Products... Russian
producers of consumer goods may find their products lacking demand from
Belarusian retailers. According to the decision of the Belarusian
economic ministry, in September the maximum total markup to goods
brought into Belarus cannot exceed 30% of the selling price. Russian
entrepreneurs raised alarm after the Belarus economic ministry issued
resolution No. 179 on August 27, 2008 (RBC Daily has it), restricting
trade and wholesale markups to imported goods in the republic. A
representative of the ministry confirmed to RBC Daily that the new
rules also applied to goods from Russia.
Lozhka” switches to coffee...
“Chaynaya Lozhka” cafe-chain will use McDonald's
idea – it is going to organize an analogue of McCafe
– mini coffee-rooms in its tea-houses. The first one appeared
in St. Petersburg 1 May. The investments accounted for $300 thousand.
“Mini coffee-rooms will become one of the features of a new
tea-house. We want to attract people, who are not interested only in
eating something, but want to spend some time sitting and drinking
coffee”, sais marketing director of
“Solo” company (that manages the tea-houses chain)
Moreover, thanks to the new interior, some changes in the menu and the
fact, that now an average bill will be one third higher, the tea-houses
chain is planning to switch from quick-service format to a fast-casual
one. This format is presented in Russia only by
“Mu-Mu” and “Grabli” restaurant
If this project is a success, the company will change format of its 64
tea-houses in Moscow and St. Petersburg within 2 years.
The first McCafe appeared in 2002. Now there are 34 such caf?s in
Russia, in 2008 8 more will be opened. Another Moscow chain
“Kroshka Kartoshka” planned to open such a caf?,
but the idea didn’t see any development. According to
marketing director of “Kroshka Kartoshka” Mihail
Kudriavzev, “the main problem is inner competition among
formats and too high costs of advertising.”
a festival under the name “For the Piece in the
South Caucasus” took place ...
A cup of tea strengthens partnership and friendship. Georgian and
Armenian representatives gathered at one table, because they are sure,
that active cooperation in this sphere can help either restore economy
or build up trust between the nations.
Traditional Georgian tea sorts are well known for many years
– 95% of tea in the USSR were produced in Georgia. But now
the country places a stake not on export volumes, but on the
quality of its production.
“We came here to get acquainted with Armenian producers of
herbal tea. We would like to export our production to the country, as
well as import Armenian tea to Georgia,” – said
managing director of Georgian Tea Producers Association Tengis
Different sorts of Armenian tea are also well known for already many
years. Unique mixes, made of wild mountain plants, are popular in
America and Europe, but are almost not known in neighboring Georgia.
Organizers of the Tea Festival hope that it will help change the
situation. At degustation visitors could taste about 10 sorts of tea
from each country.
Why does tea business
profitability in Ukraine reach 200%? ...
According to the opinion of weight tea sellers, the main engine of
commerce is unstable consumer preferences. The importers believe that
it is useless to place a stake on expensive tea, because there is no
systematic demand for it. But premium and elite segments showed stable
growth during last several years.
Russian people seem to be surprised that in Russia weight tea costs 30%
- 40% less. In Russia price for weight and packed tea is almost the
same. And high prices for weight tea in Ukraine can be explained by
alertness of the sellers – when a new product was launched
into the market, they immediately set a rather high price for it. But
this actually played Old Harry with them – the sales saw
almost no growth. Importers believe that international trends of
tending to better quality, taste and benefits to health will finally
lead consumers to more expensive sorts of tea. That’s why
weight tea sellers hope that their segment will extend within 2 or 3
years from 2-2,5% market share ($4-5 million) to 3-3,5% ($6-7 million).
India aims at
regaining its positions at Kazakhstan tea market... ce
of Indian Embassy. Residents of the cities had an opportunity to taste
different sorts of tea from such famous Indian tea-growing regions, as
Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri.
In recent years India has been trying hard to restore uninterrupted tea
supply to Central Asia. According to official data, in 2006 tea export
from India to Kazakhstan accounted for $21 million. In 2007 this number
was $22,3 million, which means that the market showed a 19% growth.
“I am sure that such festivals will allow Indian tea become
even more popular in Kazakhstan”, summarized the Ambassador.
Holiday of Spring and
Labour with AKBAR tea!...
19 April Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory, a part of
“Sapsan” tea companies Group and one of Russian
leading tea-packing companies, took part in the Holiday of Spring and
Labour, organised in Moscow Region (near the city of Podolsk, where its
production capacities are situated).
Within the framework of this event the factory represented a wide range
of its production, and first of all – its Ceylon tea under
AKBAR trade mark.
The most up-to-date technologies and modern European equipment enable
Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory production, that represents the whole
range of consumer preferences in different price brackets of Russian
tea market and is extremely popular among Russian customers, be of a
very high quality.
LLC “Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory” is one of
Russian leading tea-packing companies at the tea market, a part of
“Sapsan” tea companies Group. Among its brands are
Akbar, Gordon, “Vostochnye motivy”,
“Kitayskiy monah” and others.
Coffeetea.ru with the use of
“Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory” press relation
Bengali tea is being
packed in Bashkortostan...
North Bengal and the Republic of Bashkortostan have concluded an
agreement, according to which 20 tones of Indian teas of TGFOP and FOP
standards will be monthly delivered to a tea-packing factory of Ufa
For this cooperation with “Teastan” company in
north Bengal there was organized a consortium of tea producers and
sellers. According to a web-site Teatips.ru, it will provide
implementation of the agreement on the Indian part.
A new smell of coffee
houses is appearing in Russia...
According to Rosstat, Russian market of coffee houses can be estimated
at about $400 million. The main players at this market are
and “Coffeemania” chains. Two more international
caf?-chains - Starbucks and Costa Coffee – have announced
opening of their coffee houses in Russia.
But Russian producers are not afraid of foreign competitors. They
believe that the appearance of new companies will not change the whole
picture of Moscow and St. Petersburg caf? markets.
Now there are about 1000 coffee houses in Russia, and the potential
capacity of Moscow caf? market is about 2000, and in St. Petersburg
– about 1000.
The competition in Moscow seems to gather around one street –
the Garden Ring-road. According to “MKD partner”
analysts, the growth potential of Russian market is absolutely
incredible. In Moscow there are about 0,7 coffee houses for every 100
thousands of Moscow citizens. In New York this number is about 27, in
Seattle – about 62, in Milan – about 135.
Coffee Waltz ...
Group Strauss, known in Russia as the owner of coffee brand name Elite,
is consolidating a portfolio of brands in the markets of the CIS,
receiving the control over popular brand names of coffee Kaffa,
Elgresso, Almagro and Chernaya Karta. Thus, the group Strauss due to
effect of a synergy becomes one of the largest operators of the coffee
market of the CIS, alongside with such transnational giants as Nestle,
Kraft Foods and Tchibo. The brands which are passing under the control
of Strauss Group are concentrated in a segment of freeze dried coffee
which is the most fast-growing niche of the coffee market. Perspectives
of the given segment are also confirmed with investment activity of
other large coffee players. In the beginning of 2008 the company Kraft
Foods has opened a factory on full-cycle production of freeze-dried
soluble coffee nearby St.Petersburg.
According to representatives of Strauss Group, the system of
distribution of all brands remains unchanged. It should allow
continuing strengthening of positions of the given brand names in the
markets of the CIS countries.
In opinion of market analysts, the decision of group Strauss on
strengthening the position in the CIS is absolutely duly and logical,
especially at the time of discussions about soon introduction on
Russian market of one more large world coffee operator - the Indian
The fourth coffee
championship took place in Tallinn ...
On Wednesday the fourth Estonian coffee championship “Barista
2008” took place in Tallinn. The international jury
unanimously awarded Nele Mang Ulis from Radisson SAS hotel.
According to the jury’s opinion, Estonia is among the few
countries where the art of making coffee is really very well developed,
reports novosti.etv24.ee with reference to
receive coffee right from Venezuela ...
The delegation, consisting of five representatives of Venezuelan state
company PDVSA Industrial, is studying the Belorussian capabilities at
creating a joint venture for energy-efficient equipment producing in
Venezuela that will produce among other lamps and
It was stressed in the Venezuelan diplomatic mission that now the
countries are actively sending delegations to each other and
maintaining cooperation in all the areas, especially in trade and
economic. For example, at the beginning of the week a Venezuelan
company on coffee producing and processing Cafe Venezuela signed a
contract in Minsk, according to which the first shipment of 20 tones of
Venezuelan coffee will be supplied to Belorussia.
Indian tea export
prohibited in Primorsky Krai...
Because of the insects-wreckers that were found in gingelli, imported
from India to Russia in January, Indian phytogenous production now can
be imported only through two ports - St.-Petersburg and Kaliningrad. It
concerns tea, coffee, coffee peel and coffee grains glume, spices and
In spite of such unjoyful news the consumers won’t suffer
from this restriction. More than half of Indian tea supply is already
packed and ready to be sold in the region, what means that it
won’t be prohibited. Tea is imported into Primorski Krai not
only from India, but also from China, Moscow and from Ceylon so the
ordinary consumer will not suffer from the situation.
2650 tones of tea were imported into Primorski Krai in 2007
1236 from India
194 from China
125 from Ceylon
1084 from Moscow
AKBAR - now coffee! ...
AKBAR Trade mark is well-known in
Russia and enjoys the deserved popularity among consumers. The 15th
International food stuff exhibition "PRODEXPO - 2008" has once again
proved it. At an exhibition that took place from February, 11th till
February, 15th in Moscow in "Expocenter" on Krasnaya Presnya st., the
AKBAR production was constantly in the center of visitors attention.
At the AKBAR stand there was the traditional wide assortment of
production of this world famous trade mark, including numerous sorts of
the high-quality black and green leafy and packeted tea, series of the
flavored and herbal teas, tea in souvenir packing, and also original
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TESS tea and Jardin
coffee begin a "restaurant" career ...
"Orimi trade" company presented its best brands at an ExpoHoReCa
exhibition, which took place in St.-Petersburg.
At ExpoHoReCa, "Orimi trade" represented such brands, as Greenfield,
TESS and Jardin. And if Greenfield is widely known in Russia, the debut
of TESS and Jardin has raised great interest among restaurateurs and
Participants of the exhibition also showed big interest to Jardin
coffee. As one would expect, HoReCa professionals were particularly
interested in the novelties of the coffee collection - Ethiopia Sidamo
and Colombia Supremo professional sorts, created especially for cafes
The Coffee King Was
Named As A Person Of The Year! ...
The First Moscow International Coffee Forum is over. Its Organisational
Committee informs that the event gathered over 350 participants from 12
countries including head persons of virtually all Russian and foreign
coffee companies. The media coverage was provided by Russian federal
and business TV channels and other Russian business papers.
Specific attention of the forum participants was given to a
presentation by Executive Director of the International Coffee
Organization Mr, Nestor Osorio who outlined the status of the world
coffee industry and consumption market. One of the notions he made was
about the currently increasing world prices for green coffee caused by
excess demand over supply. He also mentioned an interesting fact: for
the first time for many years the difference between the Robusta and
Arabica prices essentially decreased.
Lot of discussions outside the main meeting was ignited by information
Mr. Andrey Kushnirenko, Deputy Director of Trading Negotiations
Department of the Russian Federation Ministry for Economic Development
who disclosed some secrets about Russia’s tariff policy for
coffee when the country joins the WTO. He said that custom duties for
imported roasted coffee would decrease up to 8% but not less than 0.16
Euro per kilo and for instant coffee up to 7.5% but not less than 0.34
Euro per. He expects Russia joining the WTO on 1st January, 2009.
The professional cup-testing of coffee bin at the Forum attracted that
many comers that the organisers had no other choice but rapidly to
arrange extra premises for twice as many as participants as that
initially expected. No surprise since Gloria Pedrosa, the winner of the
SCAE World Cup-Tasting (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) and
quality assurance manager Neumann Kaffee Gruppe was the expert to share
her experience with visitors.
The forum round- table was about development scenarios for
Russia’s coffee industry. Mr. Andrey Elson of KLD Coffee
Importers, Mr. Sergey Kasyanenko of Orimi Trade, Mr. Alexander Akopov
of Zolotiye Kupola, Mr. Alexander Borisov of the Grand Super Store, Mr.
Alexander Malchik of Montana Coffee and Mr. Vladislav Dudakov of Coffee
House were involved. However, no real discussion unfolded since the
round table participants were unanimously optimistic about the future.
Mr. Kasyanenko considered it realistic to increase coffee consumption
in Russia from 750 grams to 1.5 kg per capita. He stressed that
successful development o the coffee industry in Russia depends on the
growth the citizens’ welfare. ‘European statistics
suggests that significant increase in fried coffee consumption occurs
when the mean income comes to 600 Euro per one household member per
month,’ he said. Mr. Elson expects the green coffee price to
keep increasing which eventually is bound to reflect on the price of
final product. Mr. Akopov pointed out to certain stagnation in the
instant coffee sector, yet he envisages the growth of sublimated coffee
consumption minimum by 15% in the next couple of years. His point of
view was further developed by Mr. Borisov, General Director of the
Grand Super Store, who predicted potential growth of instant coffee
import from abroad. Mr. Malchik talked about the Speciality sector; he
believes that this very sector may become a loco for the future
development of the whole market. However, he expressed some concern
about the quality decreasing in that sector and appealed to major
commercial companies for enhancing their role in assuring the high
quality standards. Mr. Dudakov’s optimism originated from
mighty western competitors’s arriving to the Russian market.
‘It’s great that Starbucks and Costa Coffee have
come to us; it will stir up the competitive spirit and bring more
life,’ he said.
Summing up the First Moscow International Coffee Forum it would be
worth mentioning the significant interest of the market players to
events of that kind. The Organizing Committee specifically emphasized
the sponsors’ role in creating a coffee industry atmosphere
and making the Forum one of the central events among the
world’s professional coffee conferences.
Special thanks go to the general sponsors of the Moscow Forum, i.e. KLD
Coffee Importers of Neumann Gruppe and Niro A/S of GEA Group, as well
as to the other sponsors: SDS Ecom (Bertis), Zolotye Kupola (Chernaya
Karta), Russky Produkt and Huhtamaki SNG.
The forum’s closing reception given Tseretelli’s
Gallery gathered executive managers of Russian and foreign coffee
companies as well as ambassadors of coffee producing countries. It was
at the reception that Coffee and Tea in Russia professional magazine
announced establishing a public award of the Person of the Year
– Coffee King which would be given annually to managers and
experts of organisations that significantly contributed to coffee
market development. The award may be also given to those who achieved
high results in their work, actively participated in solving industry
issues, promoted the knowledge about coffee, or implemented new
technologies in manufacturing and trading high quality coffee
products. A real handmade crown with some coffee symbols,
covered in gold leaf and decorated with Swarovski’s gems,
made by two artists Yakimenko and Danilchenko, was presented to Mr.
Sergey Kasyanenko, Board Chairman of Orimi Trade.
Our congratulations on coronation!
The last days of tea
planting in Liankiaran? ...
In 2007 in Liankiaran (Azerbaijan) it was gathered only 156 tons of tea
According to Day Az, the Liankiaranian crop falls every year. Last year
it was gathered only 156 tons of tea there, which is only 50% of the
2006 crop. For comparison, in 1980s the region used to grow about 18
– 18,5 tons of tea.
Package producing also went down. In 2007 it was produced only 256 tons
of pack tea (and in 2006 – 408,3 tons).
Specialists state, that the regress is caused by the fact, that tea
planting needs to be supported by the Government that after the
collapse of the Soviet Union came to nothing.
Tea bushes normally first yield in 7 years after the planting and only
in 10 years they produce the full crop. Obviously local planters
can’t afford such long-term investments.
Possible ways of
coffee industry development in Russia will be discussed in Moscow...
Within the framework of the 1st
Moscow International Coffee Forum that will take place on 12th
February, there will be held a Round table “Possible
ways of coffee industry development in Russia”. Reputable
experts will speak there on the possible ways of the development of
coffee market in Russia. The main aim of the Table is to fully discuss
the situation and then specify the most possible scenario or scenarios
of the coffee market development in Russia in the midterm, note the
possible threats, name the major trends, formulate common
recommendations for the most coffee market participants.
Cup- testing for
professionals in Moscow...
12 February in International Trade Center there will take place a
professional cup-testing of the coffee bean. It will be held by Gloria
Pedrosa, quality control department manager of Neumann Kaffee Grupp and
2006 cup-testing champion, according to SCAE (Speciality Coffee
Association of Europe). This professional cup-testing will be held
within the framework of the 1st International Moscow Coffee Forum
– the first professional event that is to gather together all
the participants of coffee business from Russian, several CIS-countries
and foreign countries.
The participation in the cup-testing is free, everything one needs is
to register in advance.
A book about coffee
for Russian readers ...
On 25th of January there took place the presentation of the Russian
edition of Vinchenzo Sandalia’s and Fulvio
Eckardy’s book “Coffee. World
encyclopedia”. The book is a gift edition, it is full of
wonderful illustrations and contains much interesting information on
coffee and coffee industry. It can help broaden either the outlook of
an inexperienced reader or of a coffee professional.
The translation into Russian and financial participation in its
publishing in Russia were carried by SFT Trading company. This company
specializes on supplies of green coffee beans into Russia, including
the high quality speciality coffee.
Expert: Embargo on
import from India won’t concern tea ...
Russia embargo on vegetable import from India won’t concern
tea and coffee, though rules for their import will be much stricter.
This is an opinion of head of foreign economic activity laboratory of
Economics of Transition Institute Nadezhda Volovik.
“These products will be imported to Russia only through
crossing points in Leningrad and Kaliningrad Regions. They must be
transported in packs made of non plant fiber materials and be
accompanied by information about prophylactic disinfection of packages
and containers, made by the relevant organizations of the supplying
country. All products must correspond the phytosanitary requirements of
the Russian Federation”, - says the expert’s
PIR-BAZAR fair is
postponed till October...
In October 2007 PIR GROUP company officially declared the beginning of
a new “PIR-BAZAR” project – a
professional trade fair in hospitality industry. Now it is decided that
there will be held two exhibitions simultaneously:
“PIR-BAZAR” and “PIR. Hospitality
industry - 2008”. They’ll take place on 1-4 October
2008 in Moscow in “Krokus-Ekspo” exhibition mart.
Finns launch 20
million Euro into a coffee plant near Twer ...
Finnish investors will launch 20 million Euro into a coffee roasting
and packing plant near Twer, told the governor’s spokesman
Andrey Ivanov on Wednesday. In a year they’re planning to put
it into operation. The plant will meet all the modern technologic and
ecologic standards. The launch agreement was signed in Twer
administration on Wednesday.
According to Mr. Ivanov, the project implementation will at the first
stage bring at least 15-20 million Euro. The region will be provided
with 100 new jobs.
Podolsk awards the
best companies ...
It has already become a tradition in Podolsk (Moscow Region) at the
beginning of each year to sum up the results of the previous year. In a
solemn atmosphere they name and prize the best companies and workers.
This year in the category “The Best taxpayer” won
one of the leading Russian tea-packing plants –
“Yakovlevskaya Tea-packing Factory”, a part of
“Sapsan” group of companies. It’s widely
famous for its products under the brands “AKBAR”,
“GORDON”, “VOSTOCHNYE MOTIVY”,
“DVORZOVYE TAINY”, “KITAISKIY
“Ahmad” bottled tea ...
The new natural “Ahmad” bottled tea becomes more
and more popular among tea-beverages lovers. All three types of cold
“AHMAD” tea won first places at the XI
“International professional beer, non-alcoholic drinks and
mineral water competition”. The “Best
non-alcoholic beverage and mineral water” became:
“Natural black tea with lemon”, “Natural
green tea with lemon” and “Natural green tea with
Tea and coffee import
into country grows ...
According to Russian Federal Customs Service, Russian import in
Januar-November’07 accounted for $177,4 billion. In
comparison with the same period of the previous year it grew at 46,8% ,
including that from the far-abroad countries at the level of
$150,4million (the growth was about 49,3%) and CIS countries - $27,0
billion (the growth was about 34,3%).
The agency gives the following data on the tea and coffee supply: in
Januar-November’07 (comparing with
Januar-November’06) the physical quantity of coffee import
from the far-abroad countries grew at 22,3%, and tea at 5,8%.
“Great” advertising agency developed a new
Greenfield tea visual for “Orimi Trade” company. It
has the former Greenfield slogan: “It doesn’t
change the world, it changes your mood”.
It will be on the central TV cannels from January till
Greenfield is the premium quality plantation tea. The product line
includes best sorts of black and green teas from the famous plantations
in Ceylon, India, China, Kenya and Japan, and an exquisite collection
of natural herbal teas.
This season Greenfield extends its product line, launching new sorts of
plantation teas: white tea White Bloom, red tea Highland Oolong and
black high-fermented tea Noble Pu-Erh.
Prices for alcohol
will grow, and tea and coffee will become cheaper ...
Specialists from the Russian Institute of consumer market and marketing
say that in the first quarter of the new year, there will be a sharp
turnabout in alcohol prices.
Among the food commodities whose price will remain stable are only tea
and cacao – according to the forecasts their price will drop
at 2%, - and coffee – the price drop will be at about 8-15%.
85% of Moscow coffee
houses offer an expanded menu...
Nowadays in Russia one can find coffee houses almost in all regions.
Their number is about 1000, 30% of which are chain coffee houses.
Choosing a coffee house, 50% of visitors trust their friends’
opinion, for 35% the most important role plays its location, 24% and
26% respectively mentioned that they visit chain cafes and pay
attention to the nice shopwindows. Two thirds of coffee-houses visitors
are young women, 40% of whom are under 25. Most of male-visitors are
about 30. 40% of visitors are students and young people
who’ve just started to work.
Coffee houses segment continues to grow, but it is still not clear,
what coffee houses format will become the most popular one in future.
According to “AMIKO” company’s data, with
the deficiency of cafes, offering only beverages and accompanying
snacks, the most successful format will be that of the coffee houses
with a standard menu.
Ukraine coffee market’s
potential is about $5 billion a year
1 kilo of green Arabica is being sold at world exchanges at about $3,
in Ukraine 1 kilo of roasted beans is being sold at $35-40. So the
coffee’s price grows 14-15 times during its way from
plantation to shops.
Forecast for 2008: $1,95 billion +25-30%
In 2007 Ukrainians spent $1,55 billion for coffee – it is 40%
higher than in the previous year. Most experts think that it is only
the beginning – Ukrainian coffee market’s potential
is about %5 billion. It can become one of the most promising markets in
The Coffeetea.ru wishes you Happy
Holidays and a Healthy New Year 2008 and may the new year bring you
many new experiences and valuable discoveries in the coffee and tea
See you soon in the new year January 9, 2008!
Coffee” and “May” have exchanged ...
Russian manufacturer of tea and coffee has sold brands Mysore Gold and
“Майсор Голд” to Tata Coffee.
The trademarks, registered on six classes, are transferred under the
contract of a concession on November, 12th, 2007.Vice-president under
finance Tata Coffee M. D. Kumar has refused to comment on this subject.
But the information was confirmed by general director of
“May” Igor Lisinenko. He said that historically
Mysore Gold belonged to Tata (Mysor is the name of one of Indian
The coffee cantata
tests the franchise...
The Network of specialized shops “Coffee Cantata”,
which already includes 43 objects, has decided to test an opportunity
of further development through realization of the franchise on their
concept. The partners will be given an exclusive right to open the
shops under the trademark “Coffee Cantata” on the
certain territory. And the company in turn incurs a duty to train the
personnel (the practice in franchiser shops), to give the form of the
reporting, to develop the design project of the shops, the calculation
of goods and a commodity matrix to put the system on the account. The
owners of the brand also have distributed key parameters for the
intereste persons: the volume of investments – 73 5000
rubles, the royalties are absent, the lump-sum payment –
90000 rubles, the time of recovery of outlay – 1-2 years,
depending on the site, the necessary area of the place – 30
square meters. (+/- 10 sq.m.)
Coffeetea.ru will watch the retailers experience.
FCS: Import of tea and
coffee grows in Russia ...
Import of tea and coffee in Russia in January-October 2006 grew on
46,8%, including the counties far abroad - $132,7 billions (a gain on
49,1%) from CIS countries - $24,3 billions ( a gain on 35,4%). This is
also said in the massage of FCS of Russia.
As they say in FCS, in January-October 2007 in comparison with
January-October, 2006 physical volumes of purchases in the countries of
the far abroad of coffee have increased, they have grown on 26,5%, and
coffee – on 7,3%.
In Petersburg SKK ...
“Russian samovar – 2007” and an
exhibition-fair will start “The New Year’s
gift” on Thursday, on Desember, 13th, in Petersburg SKK. This
fair-festival will last for 4 days; the petersburgers will get New
Year’s gifts or prepare them there, and also have fun with
all the family or company and get the necessary knowledge. The festival
will open with the competition among the Petersburg artists on the best
remake of a picture by Boris Kustodiev “The tradeswoman
having tea” on faience plates, and in December, 16th
– summarizing and charitable auction of the plates-winners,
means from which will go on the advantage of rodents of the Leningrad
One more rise in price
of tea is not far off ...
In the nearest half-year the Ukrainian market expects a rise in price
of tea on 10%. This product has already risen in price on the average
on 10 % as a result of the universal tendency of rise in price of
foodstuffs. Besides, the world market still experiences deficiency of a
qualitative and it causes a rise in prices on them. Alexander
Aliskerov, the manager on public relations and press of distributor TM
“Ahmad Tea” in Ukraine
(“Pyramid”) told to the correspondent of
As to the further development of the tea market and possible changes in
it, A.Aliskerov notes stability in comparison with other markets. As he
said, the potential break of the foreign companies to the Ukrainian
market after the decrease in the customs duties has not occurred, as
the positions of the leaders of the market such as
“Unilever”, “Ahmad tea London”,
“Orimi” and “Mayskiy” turned
out strong enough for deduction of the market share.
Nevertheless, he specifies, that changes occur only among the brands
borrowing shares less than 1%, but in the market these changes do not
affect the general situation.
Ice tea now is being packed into CombiTwist
with the cover CombiTwist....
In opinion of the experts, the occurrence of
“Ahmad” ice tea in packing CombifitMagnum will
double volumes of its consumption and will reduce seasonal fluctuations
in a cold season.
Ahmad” ice tea “works in the market of nonalcoholic
soft drinks only the first season, it’s early to sum up.
However the reputation of “Ahmad tea” in the market
of traditional tea, high quality of the product and its packing make
forecasts of its success in the market rather promising.
The line of “Amad” ice tea is presented by three
tastes – black tea with lemon, green tea with lemon, green
tea with jasmine. Excellent natural taste and useful properties are
surely protected from the influence of solar beams and penetrations by
an aseptic cardboard packing CombifitMagnum. The product can be stored
in it nearly a year without a refrigerator. The unusual, beautiful
modern form of package CombifitMagnum is called to emphasize the
premium qualities of “Ahmad” ice tea. 1,5 l volume
is ideal for house, family consumption. “Such packing is
capable to provide safety of taste, aroma and high quality of our
natural drink”, says Andrey Alekseev, the brand-manager of
“Ahmad tea” in Russia.
Raven Russia and
“Avalon” invest in the Nizhniy Novgorod logistics...
A new “A” class
terminal will appear on “Moscow-Nizhniy Novgorod”
line. Raven Russia fund and “Avalon” group will
build the “A” class logistics terminal in Nizhniy
Novgorod region with the area 220 thousand sq. m.. The volume of
investments into Megalogix project will be more than $ 150 million. The
first turn of the terminal is planned to be introduced in the end of
2009. In opinion of experts, the investors enter the Nizhniy Novgorod
market in time: here retail develops actively, and demand for
warehouses exceeds the offer.
The construction will begin in the summer of 2008, and by the end of
2009 the first turn of the terminal with the area 50 thousand sq. m. is
planned to be introduced.
Raven Russia fund was created in 2005 for investments into Russian real
estate under the initiative of British developer Raven Mount, which
owns 6,9% of the fund. “Avalon” group was founded
in 1991. It manufactures tea under its own brands “The golden
bowl”, “The tea valley”, it’s
engaged in distribution of foodstuffs, renders logistical services. Its
financial parameters don’t reveal. Within the limits of the
project Megalogix nearly 15 “A” class complexes,
total area 1,5 million sq. m. will be built in Russia will total volume
of investments $ 1, 5 billion. The first three objects with the area
nearly 400 thousand sq. m. Raven Russia and
“Avalon” group began to build in St-Petersburg,
Rostov-on-Don and Novosibirsk.
Trade” opened the second turn of the production of coffee ...
commissioned the second turn of the coffee manufacturing on "Nevskiye
porogi" factory. "Nevskiye porogi" factory belongs to the group of
companies “Orimi Trade” and today it is the largest
and most technologically equipped enterprise in tea and coffee
production in the East Europe. The annual turn-over of tea-coffee
manufacturing is 55 thousand tons.
The factory realizes the full production cycle of coffee –
roasting, grinding, packing and also packaging of instant coffee in
glass and tin containers. The manufacture is completely automated, the
equipment by the leading world’s brands - Probat and Bosch
(Germany) is used, with the systems of computer management. Creating of
the new turn of coffee manufacturing demanded the investments at the
rate of 3,7 million euro. These means have been directed mainly on
purchase and installation of equipment Probat and Bosch for roasting,
blending, grinding and packing of coffee, and also on purchase of a
line for packing of instant coffee.
With the commissioning of the second turn the annual production rate of
coffee of "Nevskiye porogi" will increase for 8000 tons. New capacities
allow realizing the newest technologies in manufacture of coffee. The
new industrial line is intended first of all for releasing of Jardin
coffee. Jardin is a new brand of coffee of premium segment, the joint
project of “Orimi Trade” and Jardin Caf? Solution
S.A. company (Switzerland).
Russians prefer tea in
In Russia 96 % of population drink tea. Interrogations show that
Russians choose tea as a basic hot drink. Our country borrows the
fourth place of consumption of tea per head after Great Britain,
Australia and Ireland. On the average the Russian consumes 1 kg of tea
a year. The experts mention, that the gain of this segment of the
market in volume is insignificant, approximately 2% in 2006 in relation
to the last year. While the gain of the market has made 15 % in value,
having exceeded a mark in $ 1billion a year.
This data was given by the commercial director of
“Sapsan” Andrei Kudreyko in air of RBC-TV in the
program “In focus”.
The experts consider the Russian tea market is attractive to all
operators. Various flavoring preferences of Russians testify that the
sales of black, green, herbal, aroma teas grow. R. Chanturiya thinks,
that flavoring preferences of Russians are formed by manufacturers:
“Feeling some constraint in the segment, the companies are
compelled to search for new ways of development of business that leads
to the growth of consumption of new types of tea. The experts
don’t undertake to predict the way the Russian tea market
will behave in perspective. But considering those tendencies which
occur in the tea markets abroad, they note, that consumption of tea in
bags will grow.
On November, 7th in Tver the best local experts on preparation of
coffee competed in skill. Within the limits of the Third open festival
of barman art “Bartender Coctail’s
Revolution” at the partners’ support took place the
competition of baristas, who showed their skill Cappuccino Art. On
November, 8th the continuation of barman art festival, took place this
day they met the best Russian barmen, who have arrived to Tver to take
part in the nomination “Show-submission” and to
struggle for the main prize 15 000 roubles. Eight participants
within 10 minutes prepared author’s cocktails, arranging the
show with bottles and shakers, causing enthusiastic exclamations of the
public. The annual festival came to an end with the draw of prizes and
gifts for everyone present at the show.
The Russian Government
confirmed the zero import customs rate on the constant basis...
The Russian Government confirmed the
zero import customs duties concerning tea and several kinds of the raw
skins. Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov has signed the corresponding
decision on November, 10th. The document, published on Tuesday in
“The Russian newspaper”, provides introduction on a
constant basis of zero rates of import customs duties on tea (codes TH
foreign trade activities of Russia 0902 40 000 0, 0902
20 000 0) and on the several kinds of the raw skins (codes TH
foreign trade activities of Russia 4101, 4102, 4103). In the beginning
of the current year the duty on these kinds of goods have been nulled
with 5% for the period of 9 months.
As the Ministry of Economical Development of the Russian Federation has
informed earlier, the duty-free mode of import of tea was enforced into
execution of the assignment of the government about the decrease in the
import customs duties on the agricultural raw material which is not
growing on the territory of Russia. Duty-free mode if import of several
kinds of the raw skins has been enforced into execution of the plan of
immediate actions on realization of the basic directions of development
of light industry with the purpose of maintenance of domestic
enterprises with enough quantity of raw material in conditions of the
growth of manufacture of leather goods.
network of coffee houses has fallen outside the limits of regional
In Yurga (the Kemerovo region) opened one of the network of coffee
houses “Traveler’s coffee”. A new cafe
with the area of 112 square meters will become the first coffee house
of the network outside the regional centers. According to the general
director and the co-owner of the company Tara Brown, the coffee house
in Yurga is opened on franchising by local businessmen. It is the
second franchising caf? of the network; the first one began to work
this year in Kemerovo. One more contract is made with a partner from
Biisk (Altai territory), however the caf? isn’t open yet.
Today the network “Traveler’s coffee”
includes 12 cafes located in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo and
Yurga. Up to the end of this year the network is to replenish at least
with two coffee houses in Novosibirsk
The fastest growth of
coffee market is observed in the segment of coffee-mixes ...
According to many experts, most rapid
growth for today is observed in a segment of natural coffee. In their
opinion, it is caused by the growth of popularity of a healthy way of
life, and also the growth of incomes of the population, that stimulates
consumers to be switched to natural products. However, contrary to the
given opinion, the analysis, made by one of Russian marketing
companies, shows that on the results of the second half-year 2006 and
the first half-year 2007 the most fast-growing segment of coffee market
is the segment of coffee-mixes.
The main reason of such success of coffee-mixes is consumers’
desire to save time; another one is the convenience of preparation of
this kind of coffee drink. This tendency is the main factor, that, at
present, forms the model of behavior of consumers in the coffee market.
Orimi Trade exhibited
For the first time Russian company “Orimi Trade”
took part in the food exhibition Anuga 2007.
This year the exhibition was visited by nearly 163 thousand people from
175 countries, and it’s 3 % more than in 2005, when there
were 158, 8 thousand people from 156 countries. Among the producers of
tea and coffee “Orimi Trade” became the only
Russian company. “Orimi Trade” presented all
collections of “Greenfield”, new premium tea
“Tess” and “Jardin” –
the new coffee brand specialty. The representatives of different
countries, such as USA, Canada, countries of Latin America, Asia and
the Middle East visited the exhibition stand of the company.
Despite of the highest competition of manufacturers of tea and coffee
– nearly 200 companies, presenting hot drinks, took part in
the exhibition, “Orimi Trade’s”
production aroused invariable interest in visitors.
Anuga 2007 confirmed high appeal of brands Greenfield, Tess and Jardin
and their demand in the world market, and opened real prospects for
active expansion of an export direction of activity of “Orimi
Herbal tea stands its
place in the market...
During last 2 years one of the main tendencies of the development of
Russian market impetuous growth of herbal teas segment. The segment of
herbal teas has redoubled during last 3 years. Since March 2006 till
March 2007 the given segment grew on 47 % in value and on 52% in
Extending fashion on the healthy food together with an active
popularization of the healthy way of life also promotes this process:
with the growth of revenue the population pays more and more attention
to their health.
appeared to “Coffee House” in Siberia ...
“Shokoladnica” in Novosibirsk (the second largest
after “Coffee House“ Russian network of coffee
houses) with the area 175 square meters will open in November in Trade
enter “Royal park”, - Maxim Trubnikov, the regional
director of “Shokoladnica” told
As he said, the investments into one coffee house have been $
250 000-300 000, and the average check is 300 rub. By
the end of 2007 will open the first institution of
Petersburg’s network called “The ideal
cup”. According to the representative of “The ideal
Cup” Tatiana Bezobrazova, on 12 square meters on the foodcort
zone the company will place the open rack with seats. In
“Autocircle” (that owns and operates “The
ideal cup”) and “IKEA Mos” they have
confirmed the formation of contracts of rent with
“Shokoladnica” and “The ideal
cup”. Speaking about federal networks, “Coffee
house” has been working since 2006 (4 coffee houses), and it
will open 2 more cafes by the end of 2007, as told by the regional
director of “Coffee house” Rafael Akopov. According
to him, the investments into one caf? are nearly $ 500 000.
The local operators don’t draw back. There will open 3 more
cafes of “The coffee-grinder” ( now there are 3 of
them), said Ivan Kryuchkov, the director of marketing department of
management of the restaurants of “Septima” group.
By the end of the year “Kafela” from Novosibirsk
will open 2 cafes in the trade senter “Megas –
2” AND IN BUSINESS-CENTER “Kronos”.
According to the general director of “Kafela”
Vladimir Khilko, the local coffee market is far from satiety.
Coffee houses merge in
“The cup of coffee”…...
The restorator Denis Ivanov unites his cafes in a network
The restorator Denis Ivanov has decided to unite different cafes
belonging to him into one under the name “The cup of
coffee”. So not less then 7 cafes will form the network, and
that will make it the largest in Novosibirsk.
As told by Denis Ivanov yesterday, under the brand “The cup
of tea” will start working the majority of coffee houses and
cafes belonging to him. The first institution with this name will open
on the ground floor of the airport Tolmachevo on the place of a coffee
house being reconstructed. Then in different zones of the airport will
open three more “Cups”. The cafes in GUM and TSUM
will also be rebranded. More of that, “The cup of
coffee” wiil open in “Novosibirsk” hotel.
Total volume of investments in the opening a coffee house and a beer
restaurant in “Novosibirsk” hotel Denis Ivanov
estimated approximately in $ 1 million.
Orimi Trade joined
“Cup of excellence”...
Orimi Trade has joined the participants of the organization
“Cup of excellence”, a specialty, created at the
American Association of manufacturers of coffee.
The main task of the “Cup of excellence” is the
selection of the best samples of coffee grains from each crop, the
experts of the “Cup of excellence” test their
method of blind tasting and select 10 best. First of all the exhaustive
information about “ten best” becomes accessible to
the participants of the “cup of excellence”.
Thus, the companies that are a part of the “Cup of
excellence” always possess the information on the best
parties of Arabica coffee and can offer the consumers unique coffee
coffee Georgia” reprocesses 20-25 tons of coffee ...
Georgia” company is ready to reprocess 20-25 tons of coffee
annually, said the shareholder of the company Kakha Chkonia.
According to him, the average annual turnover of the company is
100 000 laree, and its product borrows 10-15 % on the local
The company set up a business in Tbilisi in November 2006.
Altogether 6 companies function in Georgian coffee market, the majority
of them buys stuff on Asian market, then roasts, grinds, packs and
incarnates it. Every month they sell 100 tons of coffee in Georgia.
Coffee becomes а drink
# 1 in Russia...
Though Russians still are considered to be “a tea
nation”, for the last few years serious structural changes
are being observed in the Russian tea market.
So, during 2002-2006 the sales of coffee in Russia constantly grew and
in 2006 they reached 130 thousand tons in volume and 2,5 billion $ in
value, overtaking the tea market on 200 million $. To compare with a
parameter of 2005 the market grew on 18 % in value and on 8 % in
Thus, the process of growth of coffee market in value considerably
advances the growth of the market in volume. If in volume in regular
intervals the market adds 8 % per year, then in value the growth of the
market is 20-25% annually. Maximum temp of the growth of the market is
fixed in 2003 and was 27 %.
Russian baristas have
won Team championship...
Since October, 3th till October, 6th in Moscow, within the limits of an
exhibition PIR passed the 2nd European team Championship of barista.
9teams from Great Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Lebanon, Poland,
Russia, Ukraine and Estonia took part in it.
During 4 days the participants of the championship competed in
preparation of coffee in different ways, in the roasting of green
grain, drawing up of mixes and even in the sale of coffee to the
visitors of this exhibition. 1617 $, 500 €, 40 Polish zlotys,
all that was collected, was sent to Mexico as the help from European
baristas to the children, sick with cancer.
In every competition took part different teams. The team of Lebanon
became the discovery of the championship.
After summarizing it was found out, that Russian team has won. The team
of Estonia borrowed 2nd place, then came Lebanon with the 3rd place and
then Denmark and the 4th place.
They were followed by Iceland, Great Britain, Poland, Ukraine and
Tea seminar in
The first seminar on the Far East called “The practice of tea
skill” will take place in Vladivostok on the 19th of October.
Das Ashis Randzhan, the professional tea-tester, the 8th person on a
rank among 1500 experts in the field of tea and coffee, will take part
The seminar will consist of the lecture on the features of tea
production, grades of tea, and methods of preparation, culture of tea
drinking, information on the curative properties of tea, legends and
myths, connected with tea.
Georgian tea on
The exhibition lasted 3 days in Tbilisi. Owing to sponsor’s
support Georgian companies-manufacturers of tea could take part in it.
They presented local grades: elite green tea from Ckaltubo and big
assortment of tea from Tkibuli, as told by Alu Ghamakharia, the
representative of CBDN (“The network of development of the
Caucasian business, uniting Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey).
The group of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia,
headed by the deputy minister of Georgian Agriculture Alexander
Tsinsadze, visited the first day of the exhibition.
Jamaica Blue Mountain
comes to Russia!...
On the 4th of October 13 Russian companies from Moscow, Vladivostok,
Krasnodar, Nizhniy Novgorod, Volgograd, Chelyabinsk, Dubna won silver
certificates of roasters of coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain. The
certificates were presented by Mr. John Sherwood, the representative of
Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe Ltd.)
And to the leader of sales of coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain on the
territory of Russia was given a symbolic prize – two tickets
Coffeetea.ruwith the reference to
the information of Sft-trading
Samiy” was updated...
Moscow Tea Company, the producer and the distributor of “Tot
Samiy” tea, updated its assortment. The new assortment
includes Indian, Ceylon and Chinese teas – leaf teas and tea
bags. Special blends have been made for it, and the packing was
developed, which simultaneously became modern and kept familiar
elements – the well-known elephant and yellow color of the
Coffeetea.ruwith the reference to
the information of Moscow Tea Company
The Rating of
“Forbes”: “Orimi Trade” in the
list again ...
The leader of Russian tea market and the market of natural
roasted/ground coffee, “Orimi Trade” was included
into the list of 200 private domestic companies with the best financial
parameters, annually published by “Forbes”. And
only “Orimi Trade” got unto the traditional rating.
The proceeds of the company in 2006 were 310 millions $, that in 100
millions more, than in 2005.
We want to say that recently in the rating of 500 largest Russian
companies (including state companies), made by
“Finance” magazine, “Orimi
Trade” had only 381 position.
According to the experts’ information, the proceeds of the
“tea giant” was
8 374 000 000 rubles in 2006, and the net
profit – 544 000 000 rubles. Thus the size
of the own capital during the year grew on 21 % and reached
2 853 000 000 rubles.
“Akbar” – is the best in Moscow region ...
Since 26th to 29th of September,
“Yakovlevskaya Tea-packaging Factory” –
the strategic partner and the exclusive representative of the largest
Ceylon Tea Corporation “Akbar Brothers” –
took part in the exhibition-presentation of Moscow region
“Podmoskovye-2007”, that was organized in the
exhibition center “Crocus Expo”.
The wide assortment of production of “Akbar” Trade
Mark was presented to the visitors. The quality of “Akbar 100
years limited edition” was highly appreciated by the guests
and the participants of the exhibition
“Podmoskovye-2007”, and by the judges of the
tasting competition, and according to their decision 5 grades of tea
were rewarded with gold medals.
Coffeetea.ru with the reference to
the information of Yakovlevskaya Tea-packaging Factory
Trade” presented its production on the exhibition
“Polagra Food 2007”...
Since the 17th to the 20th of September in Poland, in the city of
Pozran, passed annual international fair of food industry
“Polagra 2007”. This annual exhibition is being
spent since 1921 and is one of the largest grocery expositions in the
Central and East Europe. “Orimi Trade” became the
only Russian company, that has presented its production on this
During all days of the exhibition the smart and attractive stand of the
company was in the center of attention of the visitors.
“Orimi Trade” presented all collections of
“Greenfield”, the new bonus tea TESS and
“Jardin”-the new mark of coffee specialty.
want to make tea in Sochi ...
8 Japanese tea companies-manufacturers of the equipment for tea
industry have concluded cooperation agreements with tea manufacturers
Japanese businessmen held negotiations with 5 tea-growing facilities of
Sochi and have proposed to adjust co-production of tea. Open society
“Solohaulsky tea” andand Joint-Stock company
“Shapsugsky Tea” received it.
And the variants of sending to Japan tea leaves and tea in bottles are
Begin a season with
For today the Ceylon Tea AKBAR which for the first time appeared in
Russia only in 1999, according to marketing researches is on the 5th
place regarding the sales in the Russian federal market, passing
forward only the production of such well-known leaders as
“Orimi Trade”, Mayskiy Tea”,
“Unilever” and “Ahmad”. But at
the time the range of goods and the growth of its popularity remain
among consumers remain the major problems of this mark in Russia.
Russian herbal tea
market grows swiftly ...
During last 2 years a swift growth of the herbal tea segment is one of
the key tendencies in the development of Russian tea market.
The segment of the herbal teas has increased in 2 times during last 3
years. During the period since March 2006 till March 2007 the given
segment has grown on 47% in value cost and on 52% in volume natural
term. This process is promoted also by active popularization of a
healthy way of life style: together with the growth of income the
population pays more and more attention to their health, and healthy
food becomes very fashionable.
But the determinative factor of growth in this case is novelty of the
product and a rich variety of different tastes and aromas offered by
In our opinion not only associations with health attract people in
herbal herbal teas, but also a huge variety of tastes of such drinks.
Starbucks: All roads
lead to Moscow!...
Starbucks has opened its first caf? in Moscow’s Mega Khimki
shopping mall. The company’s next step on the Russian market
will be the opening of the central caf? on one of Moscow oldest street
– Staryi Arbat.
Unlike other Moscow cafes, Russian Starbucks will not sell alcohol, and
smoking inside the caf? will be prohibited. The pricing policy of the
new franchise is still unclear; it is well known that the average price
for a cup of coffee in Russia (100-150 rubles) is higher than that in
Starbucks’ biggest competitors in Russia are the largest
Moscow franchise Coffe House (approximately 200 establishments in
Moscow and St. Petersburg) and Shokoladnitsa (about 140 cafes in
Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities). In addition to coffee these
establishments offer full meals – breakfast, lunch and diner
– and permit smoking.
Russian experts believe that Starbucks should have made its appearance
in Russia five years ago; since that time prices on commercial property
have doubled, while a workforce deficit continues to pose a serious
problem to employers. In 2002 a commercial space on the Tverskaia could
be rented for $3,000/1sq.m., currently the lowest rate is no less than
$6,000/1sq.m. Starbucks will also face competition from western
companies: e.g. the McCafe, an increasingly popular section of
McDonald’s restaurants offering coffee and desert.
While Starbucks was busy adapting its model to the Russian market, its
Russian competitors have borrowed its technology. Vlad Lozitskii,
manager of the Shokoladnitsa franchise, does not believe that
Muscovites are ready for “coffee-to-go”; however,
in anticipation of Starbucks he is promoting take-out coffee in his
cafes. Coffee House has unrolled new corporate design in anticipation
of its western competitor: 15 new cafes are using plenty of
nature-based graphic elements, such as trees, etc. Moreover in April
the franchise had hired Basil Vasilow, former chief of the Starbucks
Asian project in M.H.Alshaya, as its new marketing manager. His new
task is to introduce self-service in Coffee House cafes. The president
of Coffee House Vladislav Dudakov believes that the arrival of
Starbucks in Russia will not have a drastic effect on the market.
“Until Starbucks makes a real show in Moscow, with at least
50 outlets, it is too early to speak of serious competition and effects
on the Russian market.”
Ethnic teas in
The popularity of toning up herbal drinks and black teas with natural
additives of berries and petals of rose is increasing among the
citizens in Ekaterinburg. These teas are called ethnic.
The boom on green tea, which was one of the most popular sorts, has
passed. Now it became common and favorite as well as black tea.
And now there is a high interest to herbal and berry drinks.
Russian youth is being
accustomed to tea...
Experts of the market continue to declare of the global youth and tea
problem. The new generation of Russians doesn’t want to drink
tea, preferring other drinks to it.
As a result, manufacturers introduce deduce cold ice tea on the market
alternatively to hot tea to keep profits and an consumer audience. They
explain that measure this way: “If we don’t work
with the youth now, it will affect decrease in consumption of tea in
As the first sales of cold ice tea in Russia show, this segment can be
perspective in money value terms as well as in traditional. As a whole,
according to Association “Rusteacoffee”
information, a turn of the Russian market in 2006 has made more than 1
billion dollars in money terms and more than 165 thousand in natural.
Today more than 300 companies pack up tea in Russia.
But the market is appreciably consolidated – on the share of
the 4 of the largest manufacturers it accounts about 70 per cent of the
market turnover cost turn.
The leader of the Tea market is “Orimi Trade”,
which controls 30 %of the market in volume natural turn, then follows
“May” – 13 %,
“Unilever” – 10%,
“Ahmad” – 9,5 %,
“Sapsan” – 9 %. According to predictions,
in 2007 the tea market will grow in monetary value terms on 15-20 % in
connection with growth of charges on promotion of tea and demand for
its elite grades.
mandatory GM labeling...
The Russian officials have introduced mandatory labeling of products
containing over .9% of genetically modified organisms (GMO). The
previous threshold for GMO content was 5%. The Federal Service of
Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) has approved Measure
(SanPiN) 22.214.171.1247-07 (“Augmenting and amending sanitation
and epidemiological regulation SanPiN 126.96.36.1998-01 “Health
regulations for safety and nutritional value of food
products”) concerning the labeling of products containing
over .9% genetically modified (GM) components. The document signed into
law on June 25, 2007 and registered by the Ministry of Justice on July
16, 2007, states that “food products containing GMOs
(including those without desoxiribonucleic acid – DNA
– or protein) are subject to mandatory labeling, as follows:
“genetically modified product” or
“product containing genetically engineered or modified
organisms” or “product contains components of
genetically engineered or modified organisms.”
It is against the law in Russia to cultivate transgenic cultures on an
industrial scale. Labeling requirements for GMO-related food products
first surfaced in 1999. At that time it was linked to a recent
resolution allowing soy line 40-3-2 to be used in food products sold to
the public. Such labeling was at first only recommended. Since 2002
Rospotrebnadzor has developed a methodological and measurement basis
for determining GMO content in food products; specialists have been
trained to carry out applicable tests, and mandatory labeling of
GMO-type food products has been introduced.
Tata serving up tea...
The Indian Tata Tea is planning to
move to Russia after a series of acquisitions in the US, Eastern Europe
and Asia. The company has officially announced its intentions to form a
joint enterprise with one of the domestic tea producers. Talks are
underway with a number of Russian companies; an agreement is likely to
be reached by March 2008.
The players and observers on the Russian tea market agree that its
leader today is Orimi Trade (trademarks include Greenfield, Princess
Kandi, Princess Noouri, Princess Gita, Princess Java), which controls
over 30% of the market in production output. Orimi is followed by May
(Maisky, Lisma) with 13%, Unilever (Lipton, Brooke Bond, Beseda)
– approximately 10%, Ahmad (Ahmad) – 9.5%, Sapsan
(Gordon, Akbar, Chinese Monk) – 9%. According to Ramaz
Chanturiya, director of the Rusteacoffee Association, in
today’s market situation Tata Tea has a good chance of
setting up production of tea and coffee in Russia on a contractual
basis: since the start of the year Russia no longer imposes taxes on
imported raw materials, while the rates on imported finished product
are up to 20%. “I think that the Indian businessmen will be
most interested in May, Grand (Grand coffee, Emerald Island, Great
Tiger, Seven Elephants teas), Avalon (Golden Cup, Tea Valley, Dilmah)
According to figures provided by Nielsen Russia production volumes of
tea have grown by 2% in relation to 2005, which is a 14% growth in
sales figures; this increase is largely due to the activity in the
premium tea segment. According to Rusteacoffee the total turnover of
the Russian market in the preceding year was over $1 bil in sales
figures and over 169,000 ton in production volumes.
plant in Kstov...
The Nizhegorod-based company Grand-NN will begin construction on a
plant for the production of instant coffee in the spring of 2008. The
facility will be built in the Kstov district of Nizhegorod County; it
will be outfitted with foreign-made machinery. The company has put out
a tender for a supplier, reported Grand’s CEO Igor Gordeev.
Capital investments in the construction will comprise over 50 mil Euro.
The construction is set to be complete within 2 years. The production
capacity of the facility will be 4,500 ton of instant coffee per year.
Coffee beans will be imported from South America, Africa and Asia.
We are оп vacation from 06.08.07 up to 13.08.07.
See you soon, dear friends!
beginnings still live...
130 years ago the most famous merchant and patron of Kungur (Permskiy
region) Aleksey Gubkin established the first Ural technical college.
The school is still working, now its building rooms Kungur motor
transport college. Moreover, Mr. Gubkin sponsored building of
Elizabethan handiwork school that was hereafter patronized by emperors.
Girls from that school sewed women shoes, and people called them
“august crispins”. Nowadays there is a Kungur
normal school in the building.
But we shouldn’t forget that Aleksey Gubkin is the ancestor
of a famous tea-dealers dynasty. Starting from common tea caravans from
China, Gubkin family equipped gradually tea-packing factories in
Moscow, Odessa, Tyumen, Samarkand, Irkutsk, opened purchasing offices
in China, India, on Ceylon, Java island, and in England.
Princesses Noori and
Java congratulated Vologda...
On the last Saturday of June Vologda celebrated its 860th anniversary.
In the morning streets of the city were filled with colourful carnival,
engaging citizens of all ages. Then in the city centre a celebration
began that lasted till late at night.
Amateur talent groups shows were followed by agons, competitions and
quizzes. Most attention was attracted by a tea competition, compered by
tea Princesses. The winners got prizes – different sorts of
“Princess Noori” and “Princess
Coffeetea.ru with the reference to
the information of Orimitrade.ru
In Vladivostok it’s
becoming more and more popular and common to visit small caf?s. The
first ones that acquainted Vladivostok with true coffee were opened in
2000. At first people were displeased – a cup of espresso
cost 60 rubbles, which seemed to be a real robbery! A little instant
coffee portion that time cost 3 rubbles in every kiosk!
Nowadays menus of most famous coffee houses suggest 3-4 types of
espresso, cappuccino, American regular and more than 10 types of coffee
cocktails. However, a real coffee house is first of all a special
atmosphere, not only a place where you can eat and drink. It offers not
only coffee, but more a life style.
Coffee houses in Vladivostok have become a colourful illustration of
people tendency to democracy. Prices here are less than in restaurants
and it’s also hard to find another place where you can spend
a couple of hours without annoying the waiters. A cup of espresso costs
about 70 rubbles, cappuccino and latt? 100-120 rubbles.
Some coffee houses are cheaper, some are more expensive. And coffee
houses are the place that is popular among everybody - they are
attended by successful businessmen, students, famous politicians and
housewives. According to caf? workers, businessmen usually order
espresso and cappuccino, students prefer regular, girls and women drink
latt? and other cocktails.
Coffeetea.ru according to the
information of Novosti.vl.ru
Almost half of Estonia
citizens drink tea with ice...
Results of market research that took place in May showed that 41% of
Estonia citizens (or more than 430 thousand people) drink cold tea
beverages; 67% drink them all over the year.
Main tea beverages consumers are young people and families with
children – they drink them instead of cold tankards.
In May a research, ordered by A. Le Coq, among people from 15 to 74
took place. The company wanted to find out preferences and habits of
Estonia citizens drinking cold tea. In July A. Le Coq launches a new
cold tea beverage, made on the basis of white and red tea.
Borovichi will know
everything about “Russian tea-party”...
An exhibition of Novgorod state
reserve museum’s “Russian tea-party”
funds opened in Borovichi. As Novgorodinform correspondent was told in
culture and tourism committee of the Novgorod Region, the exhibition
tells about main features of tea drinking in Russia. “The
exhibition tells the difference between merchants, bourgeois and
peasants tea-party. Samovars of different forms and for purposes will
be presented, one will be able to see real items of Russian tea-party.
Cicerones will tell the difference between a tavern and a tea-house,
it’ll be possible to visit a part of reconstructed corner of
a 19th century tavern, houses of a merchant and a peasant with their
Coffeetea.ru according to the
information of Novgorodinform.ru Novgorodinform.ru
Trade” at XI Petersburg economic Forum...
At the economic forum that recently took place in St.Petersburg
businessmen from different countries discussed problems and
perspectives of Russian economy. “Orimi Trade”
company acted as an exclusive supplier of tea and coffee. The company
Press Service says that members of the Forum were offered a collection
of Greenfield tea and several sorts of Jardin coffee.
Jardin is a new company project, a speciality coffee, produced by
“Orimi Trade” on the order of a Swiss company
Jardin cafe solution.
Altogether members and guests of the Forum drank about 40 000
(!) cup of Greenfield tea and more than 30 000 (!) cups of
Jardin coffee. For the drinks about 10 000 litres of water
Coffeetea.ru according to the
information of Orimitrade.ru
Altai students will be
On 27th of June Barnaul saw a ceremonial opening of the third working
term of student building brigades. This year 2 995 people
joined these brigades. More than 20 student building brigades will go
to different regions to work at building areas, help in development of
towns and villages, provide different services. One of the brigades
will go to Sochi to pick tea and hazelnut.
Coffeetea.ru according to the
information of Regnum.ru
Petersburg harbour is
still in fever ...
Coffeetea.ru has already written about the situation in St. Petersburg
sea harbour (20/03/07 “Channel through St. Petersburg is
overloaded. What will happen to tea prices?”). As promised,
we kept an eye on the situation, but according to the information we
have now, there were no cardinal changes.
Most shippers note that the situation in the harbour is extremely
tense. All the port terminals set quotas for every shipper. Several
shippers say that there is seen some positive development in the
situation, at least thanks to the fact that there are no unexpected
negative steps of the harbour administration. But they are not sure
that it will last long. They refer the improvements to seasonal
decrease of freight traffic volume, decrease of number of rifer
containers from South America (mostly because of the restrictions of
veterinary services), and removal of some part of import freights to
Finnish and Baltic ports.
However, all St. Petersburg port terminals are full of import cargos.
In the beginning of May pickup from the harbour was slowed down because
of the holidays. Customs officers also play their part in congestion of
the harbour: north-west regional customs (that of late has a new chef)
has made the procedure of avowal price control much more difficult.
Nobody now forecasts anything. Most people think that till oil prices
are high and till there is no additional terminal, the port will be in
tea in Russia”: now also in English!...
Not long ago at an exhibition and a conference Tea & Coffee
World Cup that took place in Geneva (3-5 June), a participating
specialized magazine “Coffee and Tea in Russia”
presented its first edition dedicated to tea and coffee markets in
Russia and CIS countries in English. Representatives of target audience
– participants of international tea and coffee market,
interested in fresh, regular and objective information on the present
state of Russian market – accepted the initiative of Russian
professional publishing house, specialising in information support of
tea and coffee market, with great interest. English issue of the
magazine gives a lot of information that will help make an objective
picture of Russian tea and coffee market history and present state:
- statistic information, based on Russian
Federal Customs Service data
- the most interesting market news
- illustrative matter of Russian tea market modern history with
momentous events that have had an impact on its development
- analytical surveys from “Euromonitor” company,
“Rusteacoffee” Association and other publications
of current interest.
This new initiative of the publishing house was supported, as usual, by
its old partners, such famous companies as “Ahmad
Tea”, “Grand”, “Orimi
Trade”, “Chainyj Mir”.
Pir-Coffee Salon ...
Within the framework of the 10th
international “PIR. Hospitality Industry”
exhibition that takes place on October 3rd-6th in Moscow in
“Crocus Expo” exhibition complex, a new
information-exhibitional “PIR-COFFEE” SALON project
will be presented.
Coffee producers and importers, restaurateurs and barista,
international coffee-making experts from Russia and CIS-countries will
gather at the annual business exhibition -
“PIR-COFFEE” salon. At barista competition, that
will take place as a part of the project, best baristas will display
their achievements in the making of espresso, cappuccino, authorial
coffee beverages with alcohol, and the art of presenting it to
spectators and judges.
Organizers are planning to hold a big 4-days seminar and laboratory
that will cover all coffee stages – from coffee bean to a cup
of coffee. The seminar will consist of a lecture and a practical
exercise. Lecturers at the seminar will be farmers, cappers, roasters,
coffee marketing experts.
For the first time a coffee competition will be judged by professional
coffee testers, certificated judges, famous Moscow and St. Petersburg
restaurateurs. Coffee producers associations representatives and chief
executives of distribution companies, specialized in coffee beans
delivery to Russia, will gather round the table to discuss distribution
and marketing problems.
Russian companies gain
the status of official distributors of Jamaica Blue Mountain in Russia ...
For the first time Russian companies
got the certificates from Jamaica, confirming their status –
the one of official distributors of Jamaica Blue Mountain in Russia.
The ceremony took place within the framework of International Tea and
Coffee Festival in Kolomenskoe.
The official distributors of this supreme coffee will be:
“SFT Trading”, Moscow - Gold Certificate, an
exclusive plenipotentiary importer
“Montana Coffee”, Moscow – Silver
Certificate, official distributor
“Azbuka Vkusa”, Moscow - Silver Certificate,
“Coffee Club”, Rostov-on-Don - Silver Certificate,
“Siberia Coffee Company”, Tyumen - Silver
Certificate, official distributor
The certificates were delivered by Director of Blue Mountain Coffee
Europe company Mr. Peter de Bryin.
Coffeetea.ru with the reference
to “SFT Trading”
Coffee can become one
more growing-point for Novosibirsk...
Today head of industry, innovations and enterprising department of city
administration Anatoly Sobolev had a meeting with chief justice of
Russian barista championship, an international coffee beans expert Hose
The national barista championship was not just a high-level competing
event. Now we can speak of it as of a momentous event that will help
greatly in Novosibirsk international relations development, in making
it more attractive for investors, in development of catering and
hospitality industry. As was noted by Kristofer Tara Brown (organizer
of the championship, owner of Traveler`s Coffee company), who
accompanied the Mexican expert, Novosibirsk is better than such cities
as Moscow in terms of quality and the culture of coffee-making, that
are not so important any more, coffee is only a business. And in
Novosibirsk people like to have conversations with a cup of this
beverage in a hand, they like testing new types of coffee, like to
compare and discuss. This is a great opportunity for the development of
Coffee cantata ...
"Grand NN" cultivates caffeine
dependence in Russia
Russian tea market has run out of all growth opportunities. Experts are
predicting soon consolidation, it is becoming harder and harder for
small players to survive at the market. However "Grand NN" company,
occupied in instant coffee packaging, is now planning the building of
two instant coffee producing and frying integrated works. Analysts
treat both projects as too risky.
In 1999 the present joint owner and general director of "Grand NN"
company Igor' Gordeev decided to start coffee packaging by other
companies request. First client of the company was "Grand" company. Its
general director Alexander Borisov asked Mr. Gordeev why his company
had the same name, but it turned out that it was just a coincidence -
"Grand NN" was established in 1993 and "Grand" tea company in 1994.
Later "Grand" was enlarged by adjusting A-T Trade Food &
Beverages (a branch of an American company A-T Trade, Inc ) with Luxor
brand and Russian company "Zolotye Kupola" ("Chernaya Karta"). Nowadays
"Grand NN" packages sublimated instant coffee for 15 companies, mainly
Russian ones. Its clients are "Orimi Trade" ("Zhokey" brand),
"Ekoproekt-2000" ("Petrovskaya Sloboda"), "Produkt Servis" ("Lebo").
The company can buy raw materials and packing itself or work with
customers' the materials.
Georgia will enter new
markets with new competitive goods ...
This is what was stated by Georgia minister of agriculture Petr
Tsiskarishvilly in an interview. Answering GeoHotNews Agency journalist
questions he also mentioned, that nowadays the ministry estimates
several branches as major ones, and among them tea production. Together
with some traditional supporting methods, the ministry plans financing
of on-line marketing so that possible customers could get acquainted
with the goods produced in Georgia via Internet. Talking about the
constantly growing attraction of Georgian agricultural branch, Mr.
Tsiskarishvilly noticed that on 3-5 June in Geneva an international tea
and coffee exhibition took place. 4 Georgian companies took part in it
- they aimed at concluding several treaties and making some investment
The minister also stated that till the end of the year in Georgia an
international tea exhibition will take place. And in November an
international coffee exhibition.
When you have friends
you are happy ...
On 26th May “Zolotye Kupola” company celebrated its
10 year anniversary. Many guests from different Russian regions and
from abroad (from USA, Iran, Germany) gathered at the party. Among them
were heads of companies, business partners. Altogether they amounted
for more than 300 people. Congratulatory pledge with wishes of further
prosperity and development was delivered by head of “Neumann
Gruppe” company David Neumann. Other guests repeated this
congratulation many times.
“Zolotye Kupola” served for their guests not only
wonderful food, but also organised a great show with lots of famous
musicians and dancers. In the show took part a famous group
“Slivki” and Soso Pavliashvilly. He sang o lot of
songs but it seemed that the guests didn’t want to let him go
out of the stage till late at night.
On the sidelines the guests were discussing the great success of the
company and unanimously connected it with the fact that employees of
“Zolotye Kupola” are a solid team, uniting the
management and the workers into one family.
Coffeetea.ru congratulates “Zolotye Kupola” and
wishes them successful progress and many anniversaries in future.
with tea flavour ...
On 19th May in the town of Vidnoe of the Moscow region in
“Vidnoe” sports palace a central federal district
karate-do championship between men and women took place.
The championship was held according to the schedule of the Russian
Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sports and with the
participation of the Russian national karate federation Oyama. The
financing was made by the Russian regional karate federation Oyama. The
primary sponsor of the championship was one of the leading Russian tea
61 sportsmen from 15
constituent entities of Russian Federation
took part in the competition.
Interest to China
On 16th of May, for the first time in Russian-Chinese modern tea
history, a great delegation of Russian tea specialists, formed by
“Rusteacoffee” Association, went to P.R.C. It
consisted of 22 representatives of Russian tea market, such as
“Moscow Tea Company”, “Orimi
Trade”, “Sapsan”, “Chaynyy
Mir” and many others. Members of the delegation took part in
the International Conference and Tea Industry Exhibition 2007, that
took place on 18th-20th May in the city of Chansha (Chinese province of
According to the words of “Sapsan” sales director
Anton Kudreyko, “we are looking forward with great interest
to meet our Chinese colleagues – as it can be seen from the
suggested agenda, they are waiting for us and will show us the
front-rank achievements of Chinese tea industry. We also hope to
discuss some acute questions, particularly the harmonization of tea
standards and some others”.
Food producers demand
that Luzhkov should postpone the introduction of marking of products,
containing no GMO components...
10 professional partnerships of food producers, including Russian union
of juice producers, confectionary industry enterprises Association and
Russian tea and coffee producers Association, sent Moscow mayor a
letter asking to postpone the introduction of marking, confirming the
absence of GMO in the product, until this program is optimized with the
participation of the whole business community. Producers claim that the
system of voluntary certifying turns into obligatory one and ask Yuriy
Luzhkov to suspend realization of the program.
Guatemalan coffee for
On 8th May in “Rusteacoffee” Association in Moscow
took place a meeting of its general director Ramaz Chanturia with his
Excellency Republic of Guatemala Ambassador in Russia Mr. Lars Enrique
Pira Peres. During the meeting they discussed closer cooperation
between coffee industries of the countries.
Commenting on the situation on Russian coffee market, Mr. Lars Pira
stressed on the disquietude of Guatemalan coffee producers about the
too big amount of intermediary companies on the coffee way to Russia.
Republic of Guatemala Ambassador said: “Today only one
Russian company works with Guatemala without intermediators –
“Orimi Trade””. He also said that
President of Guatemalan coffee producers Association will come to
Russia in May to establish closer contacts with Russian market members.
Within the framework of this visit several presentations of Guatemalan
coffee are to be held in St. Petersburg and in Moscow. All concerned
market participants will be invited.
As Head of “Rusteacoffee” Association Ramaz
Chanturia has noted, Guatemala is famous for the quality of coffee
produced there, but unfortunately Russian market still lacks
information about the companies growing and processing coffee in
Guatemala and about their capacities.
believe «piramids» are the tea bags of the future ...
In the near future,
«Prodmashimport» plans to introduce tea packeting
machines for expendable «piramid» tea bags with a
threat and a lable. The company management believes that it is exactly
that sort of technology that will ensure the future of the market
segment of tea in individual tea bags.
The advantage of «piramid bags» is their bigger
volume, even in comparison with double-chamber tea bags, which allows
bigger tea leaves fully unfold, thereby guaranteeing a full aroma and
taste. Therefore, where herbal and berry-tea is concerned,
«piramid» bags are unrivalled. Moreover, regular
black tea also benefits from such a way of packeting.
The company offers several packeting machines: the US-10, the FR-110S,
the FPG-SH and others. They all feature various productivity and can
produce two sorts of tea-bags: piramid bags and traditional
single-chamber bags. Switching from one type of tea-bag to another
takes only 30 seconds, you just need to push a button. Apart from the
usual volume measuring batchbox, a weight measuring batchbox can be
installed, which makes it possible to blend tea directly with the
The machines produce nylon tea bags or bags made of special non-woven
fabric instead of a regular paper filters.
Azeri company to grow
tea in the Krasnodar region ...
The Azeri Azersun Holding is looking into the possibility of growing
tea in the Russian region of Krasnodar. The Russian Federation's
representative for trade in Azerbaijan recently announced that the
Russian trade mission in the country will strongly promote the project.
The company also plans to build a tea weighing factory in the Moscow
region. Russia from its side offered the company to set up a project in
the Tula oblast. According to «Interfax», that
project is now being looked into by Azersun.
The tea world goes to
18-20 May tea experts and numerous guests will gather in Chinese
province Hunan’ in Chansha city to take part in the
INTERNATIONAL TEA INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 2007.
Experts have already called it a kind of world tea industry Olympiad;
it will be the second important event in the international tea industry
after the International tea conference in 2005 that was held in
“This will be one of the most impressive events in tea
industry”, - says director general of
“Roschaykofe” Association Ramaz Chanturiya.
“Now our Association is forming a big delegation that will
embrace representatives of many important tea structures, and
I’m convinced, that the experience, that conference
participants will gain in Hunan’, will to a great extent
determine the ways of our mid-term market development“, -
concludes head of “Roschaykofe”.
Each Russian drank 278
cups of coffee in 2006...
Market volume in natural units grew in 2006 at 4,57% and reached 119 -
126 thousand tons. Market growth rate in past 3 years was about 4 -5%.
Coffee market volume in relative cups grew in 2006 at 3%. Market growth
rates in relative cups were lower, than market growth rate in tons,
that means that the market grows not only because of the growth of
coffee consumption, but also because of some structural changes
– shift of consumers interests towards the kind of coffee,
which requires more coffee per cup. Natural ground coffee segment shows
the quickest growth – in 2006 it grew at 18%.
During the period of 5 years, from 2003 till 2007, the coffee market
grew at 20% in natural units and at 83% in value terms.
committee listened to the Georgian tea branch development plan ...
On 22 March Agricultural committee of
the Georgian Parliament listened to farm minister Petre
Tsiskarishvilly, who represented a tea branch development plan.
According to Mr. Tsiskarishvilly, this branch of agriculture is on such
a decline, that can not cover even the domestic demand, and the
Georgian market is flooded with import tea.
The minister presented some numbers that he characterized as
depressive. For example, according to his information, in 1996 Georgian
national budget got about $16 million from tea export, and in 2006 it
got only about $1,5 million. The total square of tea lands is about 30
000 ha, and most of them are not being used. That’s why Mr.
Tsiskarishvilly suggested that they should use these plantations for
some other crops.
There was given 20 million rubles for the tea branch backing
(it’s about $11,7 million), but nobody knows, how the money
was spent, because the branch is now completely destructed.
The minister thinks, that it should be the private sector to take care
of the revival of tea-planting.
Tea-market could be
shaken by one-day brands ...
Tea market can potentially lose its consumers if present negative
influence of so-called one-day brands will not vanish, though such a
situation is hardly possible – leading Ukrainian outlet
chains gradually stop to sell places on their shelves, that prevents
“one-day brands” to lead marketing programmes in
these chains, that are major distribution channels in big cities. Such
policy is still not widespread, but there exists a distinct tendency.
According to the data, in 2006 the leading market group consisted of:
“Ahmad Tea”, “Lipton”,
“Princesses”, “Maysky Chay” and
“Batic/Askold”. And 5 – 6 biggest brands
controlled more than half of the country’s tea market.
rents from “Zolotye Kupola” coffee-packing
Moscow coffee producer CJSC «“Zolotye
Kupola” Factory» will extend the volume of order of
Nizhniy Novgorod–based LLC “Grand-NN”.
According to head of “Grand-NN” Igor Gordeev, at
the end of April the company launches a new coffee-packing line under
the brand “Kaffa”; at the beginning of this year
CJSC “Zolotye Kupola” has bought from Russian JSC
“Kaffa Industries” an exclusive right for its
production, sale and marketing. Thanks to the launching of the fourth
line, that production capacity will reach about 300 tons of coffee per
year, the total annual output will extend at 5 – 10%.
According to Mr. Gordeev, the coffee packing equipment will be given by
“Zolotye Kupola” to “Grand-NN”
on a leasehold basis. As explained by an IC “Finam”
expert, the rental of the equipment can be connected with the lack of
money by “Grand-NN” to purchase the new line, or
the company could have estimated such a buy as unprofitable. The cost
of leasehold for “Grand-NN” will amount to not more
than $500 thousand per year.
Unipack.ru with reference to
holiday” in Belgorod museum...
In the Belgorod museum of folk culture took place not just an
interesting, but also a tasty event that was called “Tea
holiday”. In spite of all the efforts of different juices and
non-alcoholic beverages producers to push tea out of shops, it is still
the most favourite drink, a kind of ceremony, gathering all friends and
family members around the table.
Rollton serves cold tea...
Not large, but intensively growing
Russian cold tea market attracts new participants. DHV-S company
– producer of quick-cooking noodle
“Rollton” – plans to launch its own cold
tea brand. Experts treat these plans critically, reminding, that in
2005 the company already tried to launch a tea-coffee brand
“Rolben”, still unsuccessfully.
Krasnoyarsk: opens a
chain of tea shops...
In Krasnoyarsk there opens a new chain of premium tea stores. The
sellers emphasize, that this chain has principle difference from all
other shops in the high quality of its products and service, the tea is
being exported from China and Japan. Businessmen found a free niche
– when the city’s premium coffee market is full,
there is still a lot of prospects on the market of premium diversified
forming a balance between tea and coffee consumption...
“Discovery Research Group” Agency has completed its
Russian market research. The average estimation of the tea market is
between 160 and 220 thousand tons a year. In 2005 the tea market volume
was about 170 thousand tons. It’s higher than 150-160
thousand tons that it showed in recent 5-7 years. In value terms
Russian tea market volume is estimated at $1-1.2 billion in retail
prices. In 2006 rise in physical terms was only about 1.5%. And
according to the forecasts, market volume in value terms in 2006 will
rise about 15.7%. Some market participants explain such slow market
growth in physical terms by the fact that in past 10 years there was
forming a balance between tea and coffee consumption.
Juan Valdez in Moscow!
On Monday took place the first meeting of the famous Columbian coffee
advertising symbol Juan Valdez with the press. For already more than
half a century he is an essential attribute of the National coffee
producers Federation (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia -
On the initiative of Gabriel Silva, general director of the Federation,
who is now in Moscow with a business visit, the Federation is starting
a big campaign of Columbian coffee promotion in Russia.
Juan Valdez , dressed in the traditional clothes of coffee farmers, is
going to meet with Russian consumers and present them a some souvenirs
with his autograph in a famous “Coffee Tea” shop on
Miasnitskaya street in Moskow and during the exhibition Prodexpo 2007.
What to expect from
The 14th international exhibition “Prodexpo 2007”
opened in Moscow on 12 February. This event has long become the most
important one for the whole Russian food market. Almost all leading
companies, working in the grocery sector, are seeking to take part in
this exhibition. This time the most exciting event is going to be the
presentation of new tea and coffee brands from Orimi Trade company - an
absolute leader of the Russian tea and coffee market. The name of the
new coffee brand is still a secret, but according to some rumours it is
going to be a premium brand, under which will be produced natural
roasted/ground coffee and instant freez dried coffee of very high
quality. The new Akbar collection is also going to be rather
interesting. And “Yakovlevskaya tea-packing
factory” will present a special tea set, produced specially
for the 100th anniversary of the biggest Ceylonese tea producer - Akbar
Among other interesting events we can also mention the arrival of
Columbian coffee producers Federation symbol Huan Waldes. Like the
previous year, within the framework of Prodexpo 2007 , there will be
held an all-Russia trade forum “Strategic challenges in
Russian trade of the ХХI century”. And for the first time
there will be held an all-Russia grocery forum on which agenda will be
the review and the tendencies of the leading sectors of Russian food
market, creation and promotion of new brands, and many others. A
representer of research Nielsen company and head of Orimi Trade company
will make their presentations.
The Superbrands 2006
were granted ...
On 1st February in Novinsky Passage in Moscow there was held a ceremony
of granting the the companies, whose brands were considered to be the
best on consumer and corporate markets in 2006. On the opening of the
ceremony president of Russian branch of Superbrands International Nina
Alekseeva thanked the participants of the ceremony. She noticed that an
independent council of experts under the leadership of Alexander Shohin
worked very hard choosing the real super brands. In the ceremony took
part members of the council, heads and representatives of more than 60
Russian and foreign companies, representatives of Russian and foreign
The super brands of tea and coffee sector of Russian consumer market
are: Ahmad, Grand, Coffe House, MacCoffee, Moccona, Moskovskaya
Kofeynia na Payah, Nescafe, Nestea, Pickwick, Princess Gita (Kandi,
Nuri, Yava), Tchibo, Shokoladniza, Jacobs.
Coffeetea.ru with reference to Advis.ru
delegated its management...
According to the information Coffeetea.ru received from trusted
sources, Russian coffee producer “Zolotye Kupola”
purchased exclusive right to produce, sale and promote on Russian
market and markets of CIS countries coffee production of the
“Kaffa Industries” company.
The experts estimate the event as something that can vitalize the
instant coffee segment of the national market. They consider
“Zolotye Kupola”, that is now developing its own
brands (“Chernaya Karta” coffee), is capable,
through buying management rights for another brand, of substantially
increasing its real coffee sales and coming close to the four leaders
of the national coffee market – “Nestle”,
“Kraft Foods”, “Tchibo” and
The analytics are of the opinion, the decision of the owners of
“Kafa Industries” was caused by increased
profitability in other business areas which made the
stockholders’ interest shift to them instead of concentrating
on coffee. However, the wish to keep and develop an original coffee
brand, occupying stable positions on Russian coffee market, lead them
to delegating the management to dynamic Russian colleagues.
Formerly resorts, now
The seller of china tea “Aborigen”, which
advertisement had attracted St. Petersburg attention, appeared to be a
ski resorts building company. This company relies to occupy 30% of
elite tea market of large cities. Experts are of the opinion that it
would be hard for the company to compete with specialized stores. The
marketing director of the company Alexandra Modestova informed
“Vedomosti” yesterday, that
“Aborigen” company, which appeared on the tea
market at the end of the last year, is managed by the controlling
company “Investizionnaya Kultura” (IK). However,
she denied to name the “Aborigen’s”
owners. “IK” is considered to be close to
“Russia” bank. The company built a ski resort
Igora, and the bank (now managing the resort), together with
“Gazprom” and “Severstal”,
invested into its construction about $50 million.
Cost of the new project is much smaller than of the previous one.
According to Modestova, investments into the tea project are expected
to be not less than $5 million within 2 years.
“Aborigen” tea is imported from China and is sold
in St. Petersburg, Nizhny-Novgorod, Krasnodar, Perm, Novorossiysk and
Kazan. Mrs. Modestova says that within 2 years the company intends to
gain not less than 10% of tea market of megalopolises, and in the
longer term - up to 30%. The tea is being sold through network stores
and restaurants. Retail price is about 180 rubbles per 50gramms.
On the threshold of its 100th anniversary AKBAR BROTHERS company
– the biggest Ceylonese tea exporter and the leading company
of Sri Lanka tea industry – is starting an active advertising
campaign of AKBAR tea that has already become very famous in Russia.
This decision was made because the initial period of the campaign
revealed the great potential of the development of AKBAR brand at the
Russian tea market.
According to “Yakovlevskaya chaerazvesochnaya
factory”, a member of “SAPSAN” group of
tea companies and an exclusive distributor of AKBAR tea into Russia,
AKBAR BROTHERS company is going to invest about $3,5 million into the
campaign. The strategy of the advertising campaign of AKBAR tea (that
was developed collectively with AKBAR BROTHERS company and its Russian
partner “SAPSAN” group) takes into account the
specifity of Russian target audience, along with the experience of
advertising campaigns in many other countries all over the world.
V. Putin met with
During his official visit to New Delhi V. Putin met with
Indian and Russian businessmen. The meeting took place in
“Maur’ya Sheraton” hotel, where the
Russian president stayed.
Putin usually meets with the business circles while visiting
other countries. This time together with Putin to India came a lot of
Russian businessmen, who have some economic projects in this country.
Among them were head of “Silovye mashiny” company
Boris Vainsicher, head of AFK “Sistema” Vladimir
Evtushenko, head of Sberbank Andrey Kaz’min, general director
of “Ural” automobile factory Victor Korman, head of
“ITERA” oil-and-gas company Igor Makarov, head of
“Technopromeksport” Sergey Molozhavyy, director
general of “Tacticheskoe Raketnoe Vooruzhenie”
corporation Boris Obnosov, head of OKB “Sukhoy”
Michail Pogosian, head of “Ob’edinennaya
Aviastroitel’naya Korporaziya” Aleksey Fedorov,
head of “Rusteacoffee” Association Ramaz Chanturia,
general director of “Rosoboroneksport” Sergey
Chemezov, head of OJSC “Rossiyskie Zheleznye
Dorogi” Vladimir Yakunin – altogether 28
Putin advised Russian and Indian businessmen to strengthen their
business relations and pointed at the similarity of the economics of
the two countries.
Import taxes for tea
By Russian Government decree Nr 24, dated 18 January 2007, the import
tax rates for tea lives and other kinds of products have been reduced
to zero. The decree is to come into effect not later than one month
after its official publication.
The factual annihilation of import taxes is valid for the following
products, included in the Commodity Nomenclature for Foreign Economic
Activity of the Russian Federation (decree Nr 718 «On the
Russian Federation's Customs Tariffs and the Commodity Nomenclature for
Foreign Economic Activity», dated 17 November 2006):
- green tea (unfermented), code TN VED 0902 20 000 0;
- black tea (fermented) and partly fermented, code TN VED 0902 40 000
The art of
coffee-making will gather its lovers in Yekaterinburg...
An International Culinary Salon “EvrAsia” is going
to take place in Yekaterinburg on 20-22 February. Within its framework
a coffee event will be held. Many baristas will compete at the coffee
Festival “PROCOFFIY-2007”. They are supposed to
make 12 beverages in a particular time. Besides, on the central ground
of Ledovyy Dvorez barman and sommelier competitions will be held.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an unusual and unprecedented show.
Dozens of flairing cocktail-making professionals from different
countries will hold visitors’ attention, competing for the
title “the best”. It’s known that now
Russia is one of the best in the world in flairing.
associations of agricultural products producers will be invited to work
on a State Program ...
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture plans to invite the country's
active unions and associations of agricultural products producers to
cooperate in the working out of the State Agricultural Development
Program for 2008-2013.
The federal law "On the development of agriculture", voted by the State
Duma on 22 December 2006, regulated the participation of unions and
associations in the formation and implementation of the State's
agricultural policy. According to Russian Agriculture Minister Aleksey
Gordeev, "thanks to the law unions of agricultural products producers
are becoming full-fledged players in the process of taking federal
decisions on questions of the agriculture development in our country."
"No later than by the end of January we plan to bring together, in the
Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of all unions and associations
who have interest in the cooperation, in order to define the ways of
our cooperation and to clarify the new opportunities they now have
concerning participation in the formation of the federal agricultural
policy," the Minister said. "The first step towards a full-worthy
inclusion of associations and unions of agricultural products producers
into this process will be collaboration in the creation of the State
Agricultural Development Program for 2008-2013," the Minister added.
An Indian Holiday's
Guest of Honour...
On January 25 and 26, 2007, Russian president Putin will be in India
for an official visit, the press-service of the Russian head-of-state
announced today. His visit is timed to coincide with the celebration of
India's national holiday, Republic Day, to which the Russian president
has been invited as guest of honour.
The delegation that is to join the President during the celebrations
will include the country's highest officials and representatives of the
business world. The Russian tea and coffee community will be
represented by the "Ruschaykofe" association, namely by its general
director R. Chanturia.
Observers assume it to be possible that during the meetings planned for
this visit a number of already concerted agreements will be signed,
dealing with the protection of the geographical names of Indian tea
varieties. Those agreements will safeguard the usage of labels like
"Darjeeling " and "Assam " exclusively for tea that has been produced
in those specific areas.
Producers of pirate
products are being searched for in St. Petersburg...
Central investigating department of GUVD has announced search for
brothers Andrey and Aleksey Guliaev, who are being accused of
counterfeit tea and coffee production of such brands as Lipton, Nescafe
and Maxwell House. The enterprisers are considered to be the organizers
of a criminal group that contained 8 people and was producing and
selling counterfeit tea and coffee under famous brands. The brands
owners estimate their wastes to amount to over 50 million roubles.
The rightholder companies reported that they often face such
situations. They believe that one of the ways out is active cooperation
with authorities and law enforcement bodies. Unilever company in
particular (the owner of Lipton brand) noted, that their joint work
defense and law enforcement agencies
nipped the selling of counterfeit production in the summer of 2005.
“The overall volume of wastes then was about 12,5 million
roubles. The company tries to protect its products also by some changes
in packaging,” – noted corporate relations director
of company Unilever Denis Gurinovich. Corporate relations and
programmes director of company LLC “Nestle Russia”
Alic Tuygunov noticed that the situation with counterfeit production is
especially acute in Asian countries. “Speaking about Russia I
can say that the situation here is quite favourable, there are not too
much counterfeit production here. We usually carry out market
researches and monitoring here,” – said Mr.
Omsk tea company
starts its expansion into St. Petersburg...
According to Yekaterinburg newspaper “Delovoy
kvartal”, Omsk tea company LLC “Chaynaya
Gil’diya” is going to open from 6 to 10 tea shops
under the name “Gil’diya” in
Yekaterinburg and from 10 to 40 shops in megacities in Siberia and the
Far East. Nowadays the company has 6 shops under the name
“Gil’diya” in Omsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk,
working under the name “Unziya” (owned by a St.
Petersburg franchising company “Tovarishestvo
As reported by “Delovoy kvartal”, LLC
“Chaynaya Gil’diya” was established in
2005 specially for the further creation of a federal net of tea shops.
The company director Aleksey Mamaev doesn’t tell the name of
the project investor and only notes that it is one of the biggest
players of the national tea market.
“Stolitsa” is launching a new transmission cycle
On 14 January TV channel “Stolitsa” is launching a
new transmission cycle “Coffee cantata”. These
programmes will tell the viewers about different coffee recipes, so
similar and so different, about a romantic city – the
ancestor of the first cafes and coffee-houses, full of music and
The programmes will be broadcasted on weekends at 12:25 four times a
month; the chronometry will be 5 minutes. The programme host is Lana
Reznic, Russia’s done twice champion of tea- and
coffee-making competitions, and a barista Tatiana Elizarova
professionally displays and comments on the ways of making coffee.
Information sponsors of the event are a specialized business magazine
“Coffee&Tea in Russia” and a web site
Ministry of Economical
Development data on coffee and tea...
According to estimates by Russia’s Ministry of Economical
Development and Trade, data from a study of the economical situation in
the Russian Federation for the months of January to November 2006
indicate that the physical volume of coffee imports increased by 38.1
As for tea, a decrease in imports from CIS-countries was observed in
terms of value. According to a report published on the MEDT site,
because of restrictions from the Russian side and the increasing
tendency of Russian consumers to prefer products of higher quality from
further abroad, the imports of tea, similarly to other grocery
products, have decreased by 36.9% in terms of value.
The general characteristics of the Russian foreign trade turnover in
January-November 2006 can be summarized as follows: the foreign trade
turnover amounted to 419.1 billion USD, which exceeds the turnover for
the same period in 2005 by 26.8%. This includes trade with Near-Eastern
countries (356.9 billion dollars, or a growth by 27.3%), and with
CIS-countries (62.2 billion dollars, good for a 24.1% growth). Export
accounted for 65.5% (in January-November 2005 for 66.3%) of the general
sales turnover, and import for 34.4% (33.7%). The share of
non-CIS-countries in the sales turnover grew from 84.8% to 85.2%, the
share of CIS-countries decreased from 15.2 to 14.8%.
The positive trade balance of the Russian Federation remained on a high
level, amounting to 130.5 billion USD, which includes trade with
non-CIS countries (113.9 billion USD) and with CIS-countries (16.6
The Coffeetea.ru wishes you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year 2007
and may the new year bring you many new experiences and valuable
discoveries in the coffee and tea field!
See you soon in the new year January 9, 2007!
Since 8 of December
Belarus faced the obligatory marking of coffee, cell phones, and some
Since 8 of December Belarus extended the list of consumer's goods,
which are to be marked with control (identification) signs. It is
covered with a view of improving the control over sales of certain
goods by resolution of Council of Ministers №669. As
BELTA was informed in the Ministry of Trade, the list
of such goods additionally includes coffee (roasted and unroasted, with
and without caffeine), instant coffee, coffee peel and coffee glumes,
coffee substitutes, tea with flavors or without them, instant tea,
mate, or yerba mate, and other foodstuffs and consumer's goods.
Still looking for the
A sitting of a working group on trade and economic cooperation of
Russian and Indian Intergovernmental Commission took place on 14
November in Delhi (India).
The Russian delegation was headed by V.I. Trubnikov, Russian Ambassador
to India. In the opening speech he mentioned the current problems of
the bilateral relations and pointed out the possible ways of their
settlement. During the last 5-7 years one of such constant problems is
a lingering decrease of Indian tea export to Russia. In the middle 90s
India dominated in export to our country, and today it has considerably
receded from its position and is only the second (Sri Lanka –
40%, India – 20%). According to many experts, next year the
situation will be quite similar: India’s export is going to
Head of the Ministry of Economic Development German Gref claimed that
the goods turnover between Russia and India is to increase by 2010 more
than 3 times – up to $10 billion. According to his words, the
goods turnover between the two countries has recently increased, but
still doesn’t correspond the capability of the two countries
and doesn’t compose $3 billion.
took 20 thousands! ...
On 24th November took place the official opening ceremony of new
production areas and warehouses of the tea factory
“Unilever”, where numerous guests were invited.
There was held a press-conference, where participated: president of the
company “Unilever” in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Herman Verstraten, vice-president of the company
“Unilever” in Central and Eastern Europe Antuan de
Sant-Afric, senior vice-president of European delivery department of
the company “Unilever” and president of the
supplying company “Unilever” (Switzerland) Peter
Ernsting, general director of the “Roschaikofe”
Association Ramaz Chanturia, vice-chief of chairman of economic
development, economic policy and trade committee of St. Petersburg
group of companies introduces new modifications into its brands range.
As Coffeetea.ru has already reported, in spring of 2005 the
“Sapsan” group of tea companies has on its own
initiative ceased working with the popular brands of the
“Unilever” company. Now the press service of
“Sapsan” reports that the company stops working
with such brands, as "Ahmad Tea", "Ambassador" and "Berty’s".
One of the tea market experts noted that finishing of the work with
such popular brands as Lipton and Ahmad can be most probably connected
with the fact, that next year the company expects an expansive turnover
growth of its own dynamically developing brand
“Akbar”. Apparently, heads of the company are
trying to avoid the possible conflicts of interests of the brands.
Russia and Sri-Lanka
have signed a protocol on the completion of WTO talks...
Russia and Sri-Lanka signed a bilateral protocol in Colombo on Friday
on the completion of negotiations concerning the Russian
Federation’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO),
deputy director of the department of commercial negotiations of Russian
Ministry of Finances and Social Development Andrey Kushnirenko told
news agency RIA Novosti by telephone.
“Half an hour ago a bilateral protocol was signed by the
Russian Federation and Sri Lanka on the conclusion of the negotiations
on Russia’s possible entry into the WTO,” he said.
The protocol was signed on Friday by Russian Minister of Economic
Development German Gref and Sri Lankan Trade Minister Dzheyaradzh
According to the Ministry of Economical Development and
Trade’s press service, Russia will now have to proceed by
signing bilateral agreements with the USA, Costa Rica and Moldova, and
also resolve difficulties with Georgia, who first signed the agreement,
but subsequently cancelled it.
“We agreed to reduce import taxes on packeted tea from 20% to
12,5% within the space of three to four years, depending on the type of
product. Simultaneously, in the course of one year after
Russia’s entry into the WTO, import taxes on not packeted tea
will be reduced from 5% to 0%. Those two steps will open the Russian
market to unprepacked Sri Lankan tea, while maintaining competitive
advantages for Russian companies, since to their benefit import taxes
on primary products will be reduced,” Kushnirenko noted.
World” forum has ended...
Last Friday the “Coffee World” forum in the
“Lenexpo” exhibition complex ended. On display at
the specialized coffee exhibition (coffee, equipment and accessories)
were about fifteen different sorts of coffee and also modern as well as
retro-styled coffee machines. During the forum seminars were held on
various topics such as: SUPERPREMIUM coffee market “The
basics of cup-testing”, “How the best coffee brands
are being selected at international competitions”,
“How to open a caf?”, “Filter-coffee
– the European standard” and others.
After the baristas competition that was held during the forum, six
winners were chosen, who will go to the competition in Moscow, where
the next qualifying round of the Russian Baristas’
Championship will be held.
Noori» is Russia's most popular tea ...
According to a survey of the Russian tea market organized by the
ACNielsen company in June-July 2006, «Princess
Noori» is now the leader of the retail sale in Russia
– the brand accounted for 10.5 % of the market in physical
ACNielsen's data once again confirmed Orimi Trade's stable leadership
on the Russian tea market. This year the company's share on the basis
of quantities has increased by 1.5% and reached 30%. The company also
leads in monetary terms – today Orimi Trade's share accounts
for 24.5%, and has increased compared to last year by 3.3%.
During the last few years analysts have noted a stable growth in a
number of segments of the Russian tea market – demand
increases for packeted tea, green tea and scented tea.
According to ACnielsen the growth of Orimitrade's share is caused by
the company's sales increase in those segments, and also a stable
growth of demand for «Greenfield» tea.
Consul made an acquaintance with “Russian Tea
The Japanese General Consul in Khabarovsk got a personal introductory
excursion around the expositions of the Nikolay Grodekov Regional
Museum of Ethnography in Khabarovsk. According to a correspondent of
the "Vostok Media" news agency, Mr. Takasi Osanai was especially
interested in the exhibition of original paintings by the famous
Russian artist Nikolay
Rerikh. The consul enjoyed with great interesting all 46 canvases of
the painter's "Himalaya" cycle.
Most of all the consul was impressed by the theatricalzed exhibition
"Russian Tea-Party Traditions". Even before Mr. Takasi Osanai arrived,
at the yard of the Museum of Ethnography had been turned on a samovar,
and research officers of the museum, dressed in 19th century costumes,
greeted the guest with the words: "Who drinks tea will live a hundred
years". A steaming samovar was brought into the exposition hall and the
"Russian Tea Ceremony" took a start…
Hot coffee case cools
After a two year litigation proceeding the woman from Moscow who got
burnt at McDonald's has pulled back her complaint.
Yesterday Olga Kuznetsova decided not to continue her lawsuit against
the owners of the McDonald's restaurant chain, from whom she demanded
900 thousand rubles to compensate the harm of burns caused by hot
coffee. On this ground the Butyrski court stopped the civil trial, that
lasted about 2,5 years. The previous day the suitress had negotiations
with the defendant and according to the information, found out by
“NI”, the compensation sum will probably be 125
Processing of elite
tea leaf was started in Georgia...
In the village of Ternali in Zkhaltubski region in west Georgia the
first elite green tea leaf processing micro-factory started its work.
The information was given by Black Sea Press news agency with a
reference to the office of the «AgVANTAGE» program.
The tea factory was built under the support of a special project of
agricultural development by the USA Agency of international development
(USAID) - «AgVANTAGE» - and a local company LLC
ethnographers will tell us about the Great Tea Route...
On Sunday an exhibition was opened in the Regional Ethnography Museum
of the Chita region, called “Kyakhta – the Tea
Capital of Old Russia”. On display are the history of the tea
business and a tea collection, that is unique in Russia, featuring such
teas as the floral “Saygan” and black and green
teas “Zuy-Tse”, “Pe-kha-khua”,
“Pay-chi”, “Kin-yan” and
“Li-May”. All of these teas were donated to the
Kyakhta city museum by Russian merchants.
Thanks to a detailed map of the Great Tea Route, visitors can
“cross” the deserts of Central Asia and the dense
forests of Siberia, and participate in a real tea ceremony. Photographs
by the ethnographer and populist N. A. Charushin show the difficulties
of preparing tea leaves for sale and transportation. According to the
press service of the Chita Regional Administration, many of these
photographs are being displayed for the first time.
The descendants of the
Gribushin merchant family arrived in their native country...
Today, the descendants of the
Gribushin merchants arrived in the Russian Perm Region on a private
The agenda of their stay includes visits to the city of Kungur, to the
family’s burial vault, to the museum of merchantry, to school
nr. 2 (former school for orphans), a walk through the city of Perm and
a press conference.
The Gribushin dynasty left an inerasable trace in the history of the
Perm Region. Originally from Kungur, the merchant capital of the Ural,
they founded their own tea business in 1840. Having established the
import of the then still rare beverage in Siberia, the Ural and the
Volga region, the Gribushins not only reached commercial success, but
they also contributed to the development of the region. They actively
participated in charity and social work in Kungur, and afterwards also
In the regional centre you can still see the solid and beautiful houses
that were built by the merchants, many of which were donated to the
city for social or educational purposes. The most famous of the
Gribushins’ villas now houses the Ural branch of the Russian
Academy of Sciences.
Only this year did the two branches of the descendants –one
from France and one from Russia–, who got separated after the
revolution in 1917, reunite. Moreover this reunion took place partly
thanks to a film about the family of famous patrons by Perm journalist
Ukrainians switch to
On the Ukrainian coffee market today, there is a tendency among
consumers to switch from the habitual instant coffee to instant coffee
mixes, which is being proved by the impetuous growth of the market
segment, and also by its specificity, Yaroslav Koval, head of the
marketing department of the Close Joint-Stock Company "Kraft Foods
Ukraine" told a correspondent from LIGABiznesInform.
"The market segment of instant coffee mixes is growing more quickly
that the segment of normal instant coffee, because instant coffee mixes
are made primary for youths: firstly, they are cheap, only 60 kopecks,
so students can afford them; moreover, they come in small packs, it's
easy to take them with you. That is why instant coffee mixes are
attractive," he said.
In terms of money, instant coffee accounts for 60 % of the Ukrainian
market, instant coffee mixes for 20 %, and natural coffee also for 20
As reported before, during the last 2-3 years, competition has become
sharper on the Ukrainian market of instant coffee mixes, and a power
shift is not unlikely to happen. In fact, during the last few years,
the market of instant coffee mixes has experienced a growth in the
number of players and diversity.
by “Kofe House”...
“Kofe House” is launching a new concept –
a chain of Russian restaurants called “Vinegret
Caf?”. According to the company, it is easier to find
premises for three concepts of restaurants at once, than for
“Kofe House” only. Experts call “Kofe
House’s” venture into the new market segment an
interesting step, but also point at the stagnation of the market.
“Kofe House” is diversifying its activities, and by
the end of the year it will open the first “Vinegret
Caf?” in Moscow. “The concept is to offer Russian
cuisine; the cafes will have modern design. They are aimed at the same
clients as the “Asia caf?” restaurants and
“Kofe House” itself,” says
“Kofe House” president Vladislav Dudakov.
Each “Vinegret Caf?” will offer more than a hundred
seats on a floor space of 150-200 m2. A typical meal would cost not
more than $20. The investments into one caf? will amount to $
500 000, while the pay-back would take 3-5 years.
“Next year we will open a few more cafes, we’re
going to develop the concept. Afterwards, we do not exclude expansion
into the regions,” Mr. Dudakov said.
On Tuesday a presentation took place at a McCafe coffee house, at which
five McCafe baristas, who participated in regional qualifications in
Moscow and entered the Russian round of the 2007 Global Baristas
Championship, presented their personal recipes to the guests.
According to McCafe’s project manager Vera Ivanovskaya,
McDonalds is introducing the new McCafe concept to its clients, and
next year about 15 new cafes will be opened, staffed with specially
trained baristas. This December the chain’s clients will be
able to order masterfully prepared espresso, Venetian coffee,
cappuccino and latte not only in Moscow, but also in Ekaterinburg,
Nizhniy-Novgorod and Kazan. The McCafe concept first appeared in
Australia in 1993, when McDonald’s started offering its
clients espresso-based beverages for the first time.
Paulig’s HoReCa development manager Irina Matveeva, who
supplies McCafe with roasted coffee seeds, explained that the
baristas’ training took place at the company’s
training center under the guidance of Tatyana Elizarova, an experienced
barista, Russian national champion, a participant and a winner of
various international barista contests.
Trade” celebrates its birthday...
The Russian company “Orimi Trade” recently
celebrated its 12th anniversary. In 1994 the first “Princess
Candy” tea packets, with their typical oval medallion and an
eastern princess profile, appeared on the shelves of Russian shops.
That triggered the rise of a company that in a mere few years was to
become an absolut leader of the Russian tea and coffee market.
For seven years already, since 1999, “Orimi Trade”
sets the pace on the Russian market – in 2005 it accounted
for 29 % of the whole turnover. (For comparison, the second company
accounted for only 12 %.) Today, “Orimi
Trade’s” trade marks –
“Princess Nuri”, “Princess
Yava”, “Princess Candy” and
“Princess Gita” – are not just famous
Russian tea brands (even though, according to the “TNS Gallup
Media” research company, almost 75 % of the Russian
population know then, and more than 30 % prefer them to other brands);
for millions of Russian people the tea “Princesses”
are a guarantee of quality and symbolize the national tea tradition,
the incarnation of the notion “our favourite tea”.
Paulig is building a
factory in St. Petersburg...
According to the “Delovoy Peterburg” news agency,
Finnish producer of natural coffee Paulig is planning to build a
factory in St. Petersburg. Basing the manufacturing in Russia will
enable the company to reduce product costs. At first it was decided to
base the factory in Moscow. The plans to construct a factory in St.
Petersburg were announced by president of the board of directors Mr.
Bertel Paulig. Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti says, that the
constructing may begin next autumn if all the necessary licences are
obtained. Moreover, Paulig is planning to build one more factory in
How do people drink
tea in Ryazan...
According to the results of a tea-market study, published by the System
of Interregional Marketing Centers, the tea quad on the retail
tea-market is represented by two Russian producers – LLC
“Orimi Trade” (St. Petersburg) and open joint-stock
company “May Company” (Moscow) – and two
international companies: Ahmad Tea Ltd. (Great Britain) and Unilever
NV/Plc (Great Britain - the Netherlands).
As a rule, foreign producers occupy more expensive segments and
domestic companies sell more economical brands. The medium segment is
represented by Ahmad, Lipton and “Mayskiy Chay”,
together with such brands as Akbar, Greenfield, "Princess Nuri", Dilmah
and Brooke Bond. The low-price segment is represented by
“Grand” and “Lisma”.
The report shows that Ryazanians prefer optimum relationship between
price and quality, but there is an obvious lack of such goods.
Lately a considerable amount of premium category tea, mostly Chinese,
is being imported into Russia. There is an increase in demand on such
formerly unfamiliar sorts of tea as mate, roobois and others. Flow of
such production is being fulfilled by chains of different tea-clubs
that are quickly developing in recent years, and specialized tea shops.
But there is almost no such tendency in Ryazan.
Bean” feels cramped in Moscow...
The “Coffee Bean” caf?-chain is investing 100
million dollars in its Russian regional development. Treading in
Starbuck’s footsteps, who recently revealed their plans to
open their first caf? in Moscow before the end of 2007, Coffee Bean has
now also announced its regional expansion. This year the company is
investing only $1,5 million in expansion, but next year that amount
will rise to 100 million. Experts believe that Coffee Bean wants to
reserve a place on the regional markets, which are not yet as saturated
as the Moscow ones.
Coffee Bean’s expansion plans were announced yesterday by the
head and owner of the company Jerry Ruditser. He explained the
difference between the investments for 2006 and 2007 by saying that
this year Coffee Bean starts realizing their projects by buying
construction grounds and building facilities in Kazan’,
Penza, Ul’yanovsk and Kostroma, and next year these projects
will be finalized.
According to the chain’s own estimates, the construction of
one caf? with its own confectionary production and a
children’s corner costs roughly $1-1,5 million. Moreover
Coffee Bean is prepared to acquire already completed buildings. The
administration of the Vladimir region has signed a contract with Coffee
Bean about the preparatory construction of a complex coffee house in
Vladimir, and also about the acquisition of a number of premises to be
turned into cafes, in which about 2 million dollars will be invested.
Participants of the market call Coffee Bean’s plans quite
amplitudinous. “100 million dollars is a great amount of
money. I can hardly imagine how I would acquire them,”
Aleksandr Malchik, head of the “Montana Kofe”
company, also developing its own caf? chain, told RBK Daily.
According to analysts, the announced investments will enable opening of
about 100 cafes – 10 in each region.
Orimi Trade is now
among the biggest Russian companies...
“Expert” magazine has summed up Russian biggest
companies rating “Expert – 400”. As the
main criteria was taken the index, that characterizes the sales volume
in 2005. There were also given such characteristics as realization of
products in recent years, losses, rate of growth etc.
Participation in “Expert – 400” is not
limited by certain branches, so it united companies from almost all
economy spheres. Russian food-manufacturing industry was represented by
36 companies, including “Wimm-Bill-Dann”,
“Baltika” brewery, “Nestle
“Ob’edinennye Konditery (United
Confectioners)“, “Cherkizov” group and
others. “Orimi Trade” is 368 in this rating.
Starbucks begins with
The first coffee house will be opened in Moscow next summer.
For the first time Starbucks has revealed the exact date of the opening
of its cafes in Russia. The first one will be opened next summer on
Tverskaya Street. “Monex trading”, a daughter firm
of the Kuwait-based M. H. Alshaya, will be in charge
of developing the chain. Experts rejoiced over the news of
Starbuck’s apparition in Moscow. Starbuck’s has
been trying to get a foot on the ground in Russia since the late
1990’s. They held numerous negotiations with different
restaurateurs and retailers. As possible partners were rumored Arkadiy
Novikov and Mihkail Zelman, companies “Rosinter
Restaurants”, “Perekrestok”, and others.
However, the Americans’ plans were brought to a halt by the
juridical hassle with the Russian LLC “Starbucks”,
which registered a homonymous trademark in Russia. Jurists demanded a
payment of $600 000 for the use of the brand name in Russia.
In November 2005, the Russian court decided to choose
Starbuck’s side, after which the Americans restarted active
negotiations with possible partners.
At the end of last week, Starbuck’s plans in Russia became
public. The company’s management met with financial analysts
and revealed their plans for international expansion in the new
financial year (which at Starbuck’s ends in September
– “Vedomosti”). By September 2007 the
company plans to venture four new markets. Cafes will be opened not
only in Brazil, Egypt and India, but also in Russia.
World nourishment -
The Yakovlevskaya tee-packing factory, that is the part of Tea
Companies Group "Sapsan", has summarized the results of its
participation in the annual international exhibition of foodstuffs and
drinks "WORLD FOOD - 2006" in Moscow.
This year visitors of the exhibition had an opportunity to get
acquainted with the traditionally wide assortment of leafy and packeted
tea of well-known brands that are being represented by Yakovlevskaya
tee-packing factory, such as: “AKBAR”,
MOTIVY“, “DVORTSOVYE TAYNY”,
Veriety of the presented assortment of the factory, already well-known
and beloved, aroused a great interest of the visitors of the
exhibition. Among them were representatives of wholesale houses and
retail networks of Russia and the CIS, foreign companies.
"Of course it was very pleasant to see so many people around our mount
each day: among them were old friends that have been working with our
production not for the first year, and representatives of the new
companies that are just starting to increase their sales " - says
Sergey Luk'yanov, general director of the Yakovlevskaya tea-packing
factory. “The most pleasant fact is that everyone says, that
work with our tea marks is highly effective for their business ".
LLC "Yakovlevskaya tea-packing factory" is one of the leading
tea-packing enterprises of tea industry in Russia. The factory was
established in 2001 and specializes on contract tea-packing. Nowadays
factory employs about 400 people, the plant is modernly equipped with
the outfit of such brands, as IMA, TEEPACK and others.
Coffeetea.ru with reference to
the Press Service of the
"Yakovlevskaya tea-packing factory”
“PIR” saw its opening...
Yesterday in an exhibition center “Crocus-Expo”
took place the opening of the IX International Exhibition
“PIR (the bowl). Hospitality Industry” that will be
working till October, 7. Leaders of the world culinary industry, owners
of chief food industry enterprises, eminent restaurateurs and hotelers
will participate in numerous meetings and seminars to discuss the live
This exhibition is the main event of the year in the hospitality
industry: over 400 exhibitor companies, 25 000 visitors from Moscow,
Russian regions, CIS and from far abroad. The guests can take part in
different events (competitions, master classes, seminars), take a look
at the recent developments and simply enjoy the atmosphere of
During the exhibition the International Kremlin Culinary Cup and
different tea and coffee events will take place. Within the framework
of the informational program “Coffeefest” will be
held regional competition of baristas, championships
“Latte-Art” and ”Coffee +
Alcohol”. Visitors will get to know international espresso,
cappuccino, latte standards, criterions of tea quality estimation,
history of “Cup of Excellence” competitions in
Central and South America, purchase features and assortment of tea- and
coffee-based drinks together with many other details and secrets of tea
and coffee in the HoReCa segment.
Once again is
“Orimi Trade” in the Forbes rating...
“Orimi Trade” is the only tea-coffee company in the
“200 biggest private companies in Russia” rating.
Forbes magazine published the results of the regular research
“200 biggest non-public companies in Russia”, based
on the activities of private companies.
It is the third rating this year and the researches were able to see
the epigenetics of private companies. According to Forbes,
“the last years were rather hard for the private capital in
Russia; nevertheless private companies continue to expand”.
In 2004 Forbes included in its rating only the companies that had a
turnover over $100 million, in 2005 – over $170 million and
in 2006 – only not less than $200 million. The entry list has
also changed: in 2003-2004 the most companies in the list were more or
less connected with trade – supermarket and cellphone-shop
chains, importers of foodstuffs; and this year there much more mining
and ore mineral processing companies.
“Orimi Trade” became the only tea-coffee company in
the rating of Russian biggest private companies.
The producer of sweeties Gulluoglu is
going to open its coffee houses in Russia. Soon Muscovites will be able
to try the real oriental sweeties. According to
“Vedomosty”, Gulluoglu - the oldest Turkish baklava
and rahat lakoum producer – will open oriental style coffee
houses in Russia. The information about the opening of the Turkish
coffee houses was given to “Vedomosty” by several
participants of the market at the same time, and this fact was also
confirmed by Fatih Demirhan, marketing and sales director of LLC
“Gulluoglu”. The menu will offer traditional
sweeties, such as baklava, rahat lakoum, various oriental tea and
coffee. In the coffee houses there will be no alcohol and it will be
prohibited to smoke.
Modern retailing in
Russia is developing very fast...
A symposium "Russian retailing", organized by ACNielsen сompany, took
place on the 25th of September in Moscow. 85 guests, representing local
and international retail chains of Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine
discussed and studied together with the top specialists of ACNielsen
сompany important strategic questions, concerning the development and
the tendencies of international and Russian retailing market, consumers
loyalty, franchising, customer-centric categorical management and
commercial space planning.
The outcomes of the symposium were released at the press-conference
that took place on the 28th of September by: director-general of
ACNielsen Russia Aleksandr Pis’mennyy, director of the retail
chain division in north-east and south-east Europe Danny
Perekal’ski and manager of the retail chain division Denis
Shirikov. At the meeting with the mass media representatives the
regional managers of ACNielsen сompany made a promised presentation,
dedicated to the acute problems of retailing and answered the
packaging in Russia!...
September 27 saw the official opening ceremony of a new factory
producing coffee and coffee-based beverages of the brand
“MacCoffee”. Many guests, including representatives
of mass-media, had been invited by the company's management to come to
Yakhroma (about 50 km north of Moscow, in the Dmitrov district of the
Moscow region), where the factory is located.
Special guests at the ceremony included Singaporean Defense Minister
Tae Chin Kian, the Special Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the
Singaporean Republic in Russia Mr. Michael Tay, head of the Dmitrov
district of Moscow region Valery Vasilyevich Gavrilov and other
The “MacCoffee” trademark first appeared in Russia
in 1994. Back then, their products were produced in Singapore and
imported into Russia. Over years of assimilating the Russian market,
MacCoffee has made considerable progress: according to data published
by research company “ACNielsen”, 42.3 % of the
Russian market of coffee blends belong to this brand.
Three five-year plans
Today has opened the 15-th anniversary international food and drink
exhibition World Food Moscow2006. The exhibition framework includes a
Tasting contest "Product of the year" in the following categories: Wine
products, Candy, Spirits, Fat and Oil products, Soya products, Dairy
products, Meat products, Soft and Low-alcoholic drinks, Mineral water,
Beer; Processed fruit and vegetable, Seafood, Bakery products and
Spagetti, Flour, Grain; Tea, coffee, food concentrates, spices. There
will be specially arranged an innovative products and technologies Zone
The exhibition framework also includes a two-day 4-th International
Conference on Food and Drinks World Food Moscow 2006: "Strategy and
practice of beneficial growth on Russian food market". The first day
plenary session showed that the interest to the conference is growing
each year: the variety and relevance of the agenda and the discussions
attracted such a large number of participants that the spacy hall could
hardly room all of them.
The "Tea and Coffee" section counts some 150 participants of which
except the traditional companies that have been working in the Russian
market for a long time there are fairy many new companies, mostly
First private samovar
museum opened in Tula...
Federal culture and cinema agency included the private samovar
colletion of 92 year old Tula resident Yakov Basin into the national
non-governmental museum fond. The Tula collecter obtained certificate
The private collection admired by guests from Europe, America and even
Japan contains more than 200 different samovars. This museum, situated
in a usual Soviet block house, rooms samovars that differ in form,
construction, metal, volume and age.
On the whole there were more than 30 samovar factories in Tula before
the revolution. The first samovar makers in Tula were Lisitsyn
brothers, Ivan and Nazar. Yakov Basin has got a unique lot - one of the
very first samovars made in Tula. Another good one is a samovar of the
XIX century made by Tulyakov brothers - it is shaped as a vase with
open-work burners and a lacy belt.
The idea of creating a private samovar museum first emerged in autumn
2004. Now it has been realised.
Peking and Shanghai
are concentrating world’s coffee and tea power ...
The last September decade is going to be full of events, connected with
tea and coffee. On the 26-28th of September, 2006 an exhibition and a
conference Tea & Coffee World Cup Exhibition &
Symposium are going to take place in Shanghai, and on the 27-29th of
September an exhibition China Tea Expo is going to take place in
Peking. China Tea Expo, organized by an exhibition company Sunry
Advertising and Exhibition Co., Ltd is being held with the support of
coffee and tea trade organizations from different countries:
International and European tea committees, American tea association,
tea boards of Great Britain, Germany, Malaysia, Japan, India, Sri Lanka
and Kenya, and Russian association of coffee and tea producers
“Roschaycofe”. At the exhibition will be
represented China tea companies and scientific-research institutions,
specialized in tea researching. Participants will have an opportunity
to discuss many questions, affecting the interests of producers, as
well as other members of the tea market. Special attention will be paid
to such topics, as global tea economy, the latest scientific and
marketing data about tea producing and sale, its work upon human health
and cultural demands.
More, then 300 producers, exporters, importers of tea and coffee,
equipment and package for these goods, roasters and processers of
coffee and tea from 140 countries will meet at another exhibition - Tea
& Coffee World Cup Exhibition & Symposium, organized by
Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Cup Service and Tea&Coffee
Asia. This forum is expected to beat the previous 8 in quality and
amount of exhibitors and visitors. Symposium that will be held during
the exhibition will also be dedicated to the current questions of tea
and coffee markets.
Activity that is being lately demonstrated by the Chinese tea community
encourages strengthening and development of export capability of the
country and it seems, that it is not going to let America have priority
in promoting Chinese tea around the world. The fact, that almost
simultaneously two biggest Chinese cities will host two respectable
forums, one of which is organized by Americans, and the other one
– by Chinese, is a vivid confirmation of the growing
competition for the extending of market outlets of Chinese tea.
happened to see the birth of Jockey coffee ...
Mr. Lars Enric Pira Peres, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Guatemala has visited St. Petersburg with an
informal friendly visit. During the visit he met with governor of St.
Petersburg V.I.Matvienko, president of the chamber of trade of St.
Petersburg V.Katenov, representatives of travel companies of the
Northern Capital. An important part of the program was meeting with
directors of the company Orimi Trade and visit to the factory Nevskie
Guatemala coffee is fairly treated as one of the best in Latin America,
though it is not as well-known, as Brazilian or Columbian brands. The
Ambassador has highly appreciated the level of coffee producing in the
factory Nevskie Porogi and expressed his hope for the extension of
partnership between the company Orimi Trade and the National Coffee
Producers Association of Guatemala (Anacaffe).
will be limited by the improvement of patent statute ...
An enlarged meeting of working group of Rospatent and Russian Federal
Antimonopoly Service, organized by Rospatent and FAS, took place on the
5th of September in Moscow; there were discussed development
possibilities of prevention mechanisms of unfair competition in the
usage of trademarks and industrial models. The participants of the
meeting were the representatives of State Duma, Federal Assembly,
Rospatent, Russian FAS, the Russian Union of Industrialists and
Entrepreneurs, Russian public organization of small and medium business
“Opora Rossii”, "Rusteacoffee" Association, Russian
public organization “Delovaya Rossiya”, Community
of producers of brand trademarks “Rusbrand”,
Association of Russian patent agents,
“Rusteacoffee” Association, Russian association of
trademarks owners, other public organizations and entrepreneurial
Participants of the meeting noted, that most of the disputes between
market participants are based on the usage of the intellectual property
right in competitive struggle, including unfair competition. Examples
of that struggle are various conflicts between industrial
manufacturers, such as OAO
“Konzern”Kalina” and OAO “Nefis
Cosmetics” concerning the labels
“Malen’kaya feya” and
«Bimax» and «Trimax»;
“Iquant Resources Ltd.” And OOO
“Megapolis Park” concerning trademarks –
package for salt dentils with the words “Kirieshki”
or “Putinki”; tea-producing company
“Orimi-Trade” and OAO “May”
Company", that had many disputes about dozens of similar trademarks and
industrial models in the forms of labels and packs. To protect their
interests companies use administrative and legal mechanisms, spending
much time and money, digressing from their main activity. The injured
party of such conflicts can often be a consumer, who is being
misinformed about the real producer of the goods. and all this takes
place in spite of the fact, that modern Russian legislation provides
wide opportunities for the forming of civilized relations on product
markets within the bounds of fair competition with the usage of
trademarks and industrial models.
Analysis of the conflicts showed, that the reasons of their uprise can
often be examination proceeding mistakes that occur because of the
imperfection of the normative base that sometimes doesn’t
correspond modern competition level of development.
The speakers emphasized the necessity of more close cooperation between
Rospatent, Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, business alliances and
public organizations that could promote effectivization of measures
that can prevent and suppress unfair competition.
will attract big retailers to Khabarovsk… using the money of
British investors ...
The "Avalon" business group presented a project of building a 50 000 m2
product-distribution centre in Khabarovsk. The company plans to invest
about $30 million in the construction of its own logistics base in the
Russian Far-East capital; the investor of the project will be the Raven
Russia Holding, an allied company of the British investment group
"Raven Mount". The project to build a chain of 15 product-distribution
centers in major cities in Russia and the CIS is called
"MAG-Logistics", as it is being realized with the active participation
of the International Assembly of Capitals and Big Cities (MAG). The
"Avalon" group, taking charge of the whole cycle of construction works,
will be acting as project developer.
During the first quarter of 2008 a big logistics centre is to be opened
for exploitation in Khabarovsk. It will consist of a large complex of
"A" class storage facilities, and will also include associated office
and transport infrastructure: access roads, parking lots, a hotel for
long-range truck drivers etc.
The "Avalon" business group specializes in four types of activities:
production, marketing and distribution of consumer goods, logistics,
software, and commercial real estate. The closed joint-stock company
that is part of the ""Avalon" distribution company" is one of Russia's
biggest players on the market of consumer products and has subsidiary
companies and branch offices in 25 cities in Russia and Belarus. The
"Avalon" group has its own tea-packing factory. It produces,
distributes and promotes tea of the brands "Zolotaya Chasa" ("Golden
Cup") and "Chaynaya Dolina" ("Tea Valley").
mobilizes super brands ...
Russian branch of Superbrands International and “Industria
reklamy” magazine held the first brand-ring
“Russian super brands in the globalization era" yesterday,
uniting marketing specialists, brand-managers, journalists and experts
The first round of the meeting was dedicated to the branding in
computer producing area. In the second round participated
representatives of the Russian tea market: Ahmad (its brand-manager was
A.Alekseev), Orimi Trade (PR-manager Maria Drabova) and May Company
(external relations manager P.Isaev).
Representatives of tea companies were consentaneous in their
disagreement with the statement, that the market is glutted, and came
to the conclusion, that the market still has potential to be developed.
Besides, it was emphasized, that the pure idea of globalization makes
possible the salvation of many problems that have producers all over
the world right because of the unification of relationships and the
removal of various barriers that affect free trade. Difficulties can
arise only when several international organizations try to dictate
rules of the game to other market members, paying no attention at their
interests. With the right understanding and appropriate fulfillment of
targets, globalization can improve the situation with the Russian tea
market and help its participants work in more functional and clear
Russian super brands
in the globalization era ...
Next week a brand ring "Russian super brands in the globalization era"
is taking place, uniting the representatives of consumer, business and
corporate super brands, representatives of the Russian tea and coffee
market - "Ahmad", "Grand" and "Maysky chay". The brand ring, a kind of
a discussion club for professionals, will focus the participants'
attention on such acute problems, as:
- do the Russian brands have a chance to success on the globalized
- can the super brands of the Russian origin be successful abroad?
- does the Russian business need state support?
Members of the "Super brand" expert council have been invited to
participate in the brand ring as mediators, namely: the president of
Super brands International Russian branch, representatives of famous
advertising agencies and advertising magazines, marketing companies.
Brand-managers, marketing specialists, advertisers, and correspondents
of professional and business mass media will participate in the
Rostov-on-Don is being
filed with coffee house ...
Rostov-based company "Radius-Plus" is going to develop a coffee house
chain called "Pit' kofe" (‘Drink Coffee’).
The first coffee house was opened in February 2006; by the end of the
year another five will be opened in the city-center. Market experts and
members say that this niche in the city is still open for exploitation.
The menu includes breakfasts, main dishes, deserts and 57 varieties of
coffee. According to information given on the company's web-site, the
coffee houses accommodate 100-120 visitors, the average breakfast bill
amounts to 150 rubles per person, in the afternoon and in the evening
the amount is about 200-250.
The second "Pit' kofe" coffee house was opened in the end of August;
the opening of the third one is planned for September. Soon the chain
will be enlarged with three more coffee houses.
The company has refused to reveal the sum of investments into the
development of the chain.
is expanding to the Siberian market...
Two cafes belonging to the St Petersburg chain
“Tea-spoon” are to be opened in Novosibirsk this
autumn. The company is planning to open up to 50 cafes in West Siberia
and to spend up to $10 mln on their development in the region.
“Tea-spoon’s” great plans can jeopardise
the development of the similar Siberian companies
“Restorator” and “Terra”, but
local cafй owners consider the appearance of a new competitor to be a
serious threat. They believe that “Tea-spoon” may
even help raise interest with the local public to such a format as
“pan-cake house” (or “tea
room”), which is adopted by the St Petersburg company.
Two more cafes will be opened in spring next year. All four cafes will
be located in trade centers owned by the company
“Lenta”. The company has announced that it will not
confine its expansion to Novosibirsk and is investigating possibilities
to open cafйs in Tomsk, Omsk, Novokuznetsk and Kemerovo. Eventually
“Tea spoon” is looking to run a total of about
fifty cafes in West Siberia, twenty of which will be located in
Although “Tea spoon” has its own franchising
program, the company made its way to Siberia under its own brand.
Reading room with tea
parlour opened in Suzdal...
A new reading room with modern equipment was opened in the residence of
“Suzdal-Club” in Suzdal, news agency
“Regnum’s” correspondent was told in the
club. Club members will be able to read the latest secret research
works of the club on various topics, watch films presented by directors
who have visited the club residence. During the break visitors can
order a cup of coffee (over 100 varieties), tea with mint and other
Suzdal herbs, that were grown on the club’s plantations.
Georgia cancels import
taxes on coffee...
Today Georgia has introduced new customs tariffs on imported products.
While formerly several dozens of custom rates were applied, now their
number will be reduced to three: 0%, 5% and 12%. Import taxes will be
cancelled for most products, including coffee. Imports of tea was
supposed to be cleared of taxes as well. However, Georgian authorities
also paid attention to the opinion of local entrepreneurs and a number
of deputies claiming that abolishing import taxes will deliver a
serious blow to the local agricultural sector. Therefore, a custom rate
of 12% will temporarily continue to be applied to those products. In
the nearest future, this rate will gradually be lowered: from January
2007 onwards, the 12%-rate will be reduced to 5%, and in 2008 it will
be abolished. Experts believe that the new reduced custom rates will
promote importation of European high-quality products, which will
replace the raw materials imported from CIS-countries.
More people will drink
Russia’s Shokoladnitsa plans to open its coffee-house chain
A leading Russian coffee-hose chain, Shokoladnitsa announced yesterday
about its plans to enter the Ukrainian market. It has increased its
coffee-houses from 20 to 58 in the past 18 months. However, it maps out
a moderate plan for Ukraine, set up 12 coffee-houses by the end of
2007. However, experts say it will be quite difficult to achieve this
goal owing to lack of adequate premises.
Shokoladnitsa Company Ltd. Was founded in 2001 and its turnover was 700
million rubles ($25.85 million).It belongs to Gregory Kolobov, the
owner of Hard Rock Caf?.
The general manager of the coffee-house chain Vladislav Lozitsky
announced the move. The first coffee-house will be opened in early
August. The company plans to increase the number of coffee-houses to
three or four and open a confectionary shop by the end of the year. It
hopes to open from 12 to 15 coffee-houses in Kiev in 2007. The average
bill of the coffee-house is between $10 and $12. According to the
director of Shokoladnitsa-Ukraine, Yaroslav Bondarenko, the presence of
a kitchen and a bar and the round the clock regime will be the
competitive advantage of the coffee-house chain.
Ahmad Tea and
Happyland factory conclude an agreement… ...
The Happyland factory that produces low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks
starts to bottle Ahmad cool tea as a part of the first stage of an
investment project by the end of the year. Ahmad Tea, a leader of
packaged tea on the Russian market starts to bottle cool tea in 0.33 ml
Andrei Alekseev, brand-manager of the Ahmad Tea Company Says:
“The supply of quality tea in each segment of the tea market
meets the company’s strategy and its philosophy of honouring
taste. Strategic partnership with Happyland is aimed at producing high
quality Ahmad cool tea in conformity with the high demands of the
lovers of healthy and refreshing drink. New varieties of Ahmad cool
tea, both black and green, will appear on the Russian market in the
next few months”.
Most popular tea in
Russia is named… ...
The participants of the 4th World Tea and Coffee Festival have been
discussing its results since it was ended almost a month ago.
Tens of thousands of Muscovites and the guests of the Russian capital
took part in the four-day colourful holiday held in the Vasilevsky Pusk
near Red Square in May. Russia’s Agriculture Minister A. V.
Fadeev who addressed the participants and the guests of the festival at
the opening ceremony set the festive tone and at the same time business
tone to the event. Everyone who attended the festival found something
interesting and useful for him. Tea and coffee lovers got an
opportunity to watch hundreds of trademarks of tea and coffee from many
countries on a small territory at the heart of Russia, taste them and
buy things that won their attraction.
They also could watch tea ceremonies accompanied by fold music and
dances in the national pavilions.
Leading Russian tea companies participated in the festival. Among these
was Yakovlev Tea Packaging Factory that displayed assortment of its
products. The 4th international competition of tea was held as a part
of the festival and Akbar Ceylon tea won the Most Popular Tea title.
companies reject packaging in favour of imports… ...
Forecasts by experts have come true,
and small tea companies engaged in
packaging tea in Ukraine have started to cut production significantly
or shifted to imported products completely.
According to experts, the situation was triggered by the reduction of
customs duties (10% of the price of the consignment-editor) in August.
Consequently, importing tea to Ukraine became advantageous, cheaper and
less risky. The companies engaged in packaging tea in Ukraine have to
come across same problems as if they import packaged tea containers.
However, expenses for packaging, logistics and storing are less than in
the second case than that in the first, say Ukrainian produces. This is
the reason why it has become advantageous for overwhemingly majority of
companies to import tea and sell it rather then engaged in production.
In the coffee market
there will be changes ...
Competition of coffee mixes on the Ukrainian market has toughened in
the past 2-3 years. This might upset balance of strength. According to
Liga.net, Grant Phillips, head of Nestl?’s department of
coffee and other drinks expressed this opinion. He said the number of
players and assortments had increased on the market in the past years.
Grant Phillips believes there could be a transposition of strength but
he was not ready to forecast the growth of the market this year.
The world coffee market of mixes is quite young, and the first coffee
mixes appeared in Asia 20 years ago. According to ACNielsen Company,
the volume of coffee mixes on the Ukrainian market was 7.8 thousand
tons and this is in terms of money 238 million hryvnias.
The price of natural coffee increased between 5% and 7%, and this is
linked with the price rice on the world market.
Phillips refused to forecast price level of ground coffee and coffee
beans and said all will depend on the prices at the London exchange.
“The price of coffee significantly depends on the prices of
raw materials and consequently, many companies depend on raw materials,
this concerns the companies that produces ground coffee and coffee
beans. Unlike companies that produce soluble coffee, the coffee price
of these companies depends on raw materials”, Grant Phillips
tea market changes its structure ...
The medium-priced tea segment of Ukraine has shown a reduction, while
the premium segment has been rapidly growing. The medium-priced tea
segment will be gradually erased and ceased to exist as an individual
category. In an interview with the correspondent of ЛIГАБiнесinform
Alexander Aliskerov, public relations manager of Pyramid Company,
distributor of Ahmad Tea in Ukraine made this forecast.
He says this is a normal process of market structuring since the
division of tea into three segments is a trend of a developing market.
A. Aliskerov noted that demand for the products of medium-priced
segment loses as the living standards continue to grow since people
with high income start to buy premium. Consequently, many companies
that offered medium-priced tea have started to change its brands, said
for the art of tea ceremony invites ...
A tea ceremony was held again at the Uzbek-Japanese centre for the
development of human resources. Students at the centre learned
everything linked with Japanese tea and took part in Japan’s
traditional tea drinking ceremony. The tea ceremony is a part of the
cultural programme of the centre that has been holding various events
aimed at promoting mutual understanding and cultural exchange between
Uzbekistan and Japan.
Attempts to cultivate
love for tea among youth ...
The Russian association of tea and coffee producers, Roschaikofe and
Chinese tea producers will carry out joint campaign to increase the
consumption of tea among youth. Head of the association Ramaz Chanturia
stated this after a Russian-Chinese business meeting.
According to R. Chanturia, the current trend is that youth often drinks
coffee or energy drinks. This is partially linked with the fact that
when promoting tea emphasis is being laid on its healthcare values,
which are attractive for elders. R. Chanturia said that issues in tea
industry would be discussed at the international conference and
exhibition in the Chinese province of Hunan next year.
Tea and Coffee
Exhibition in Uzbekistan attracts about 7000 people ...
According to organizers of the Tea and Coffee exhibition held in
Uzbekistan, all its companies noted their successful participation and
expressed desire to attend the next exhibition in 2007. About 7 000
people visited the exhibition held at the NVK Uzexpocentre from the 9th
through 11th June. Among the participants of the exhibition were local
businessmen and guests from Vietnam, Mongolia, Britain, Germany,
Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Iran.
starts to toast ...
Company will build a coffee bean packaging factory in Nizhegorod
region. Grand-NN, Nizhegorod company decided to produce coffee beans
and ground coffee after commissioning a factory to produce sublimated
coffee. To this end the company plans to build a factory with a
capacity between 600-800 tons of coffee a month. This will be
Russia’s first coffee factory working in the segment of
roasted and ground coffee.
Russia may reduce
customs duties for imported tea ...
Foreign tea producers press for such a decision in the light of
forthcoming Russia’s entry to the WTO
The forth World Tea Festival has ended in Moscow. Among its
participants were Russian companies and the countries from which Russia
imports tea, India and China. According to RBCdaily the participants
actively discussed reports about the possible reduction of customs
duties from 20% to 10% for imported packaged tea on the sidelines of
the festival. Experts insist that move will toughen the competition on
the Russian tea market and the Russian and foreign companies that have
enterprises in Russia might shift them to other countries. However, the
participants of the market believe they can secure their position.
About 55% residents of
St. Petersburg like tea in bags ...
An opinion poll conducted by Proryv Company shows that consumers have
an impression that the quality of tea in tea bags is lover than that of
leaf tea. This is a reason why consumers reconcile with tea in tea bags
only when they drink tea at the office where there is lack of
possibility for making leaf tea. The consumption of tea in tea bags in
Moscow is 44%, while in St. Petersburg 54%.
Tea companies can improve the popularity of tea in tea bags if they
could persuade the consumers that the quality of tea in tea bags is no
less than that of leaf tea.
FAS will hinder
unscrupulous competition ...
An Experts’ Council has been set up under the Federal
Anti-monopoly service of Russia to handle issues linked with the
implementation of anti-monopoly law concerning unscrupulous
competition. The deputy head of the FAS, A. B. Kashevarov was appointed
as its chairman. The new structure will engage in working out proposals
to update anti-monopoly law. The experts’ council is a
consultative body and its decisions are not obligatory. Under the
recommendations of the council FAS adopts decisions on conformity of
the action of market players to the laws of Russian Federation.
The Experts’ Council is entitled to fulfill following duties:
Giving legal expertise to the action of one or the other business
organization on the goods market, estimation of the participants of the
market from the standpoint of conformity to the usage of business
turnover, the principles of respectability, reasonability or justice,
monitoring of the information spread by the business organization
concerning its competitor and coordination of action and working out
proposals concerning the protection of business organizations from
unscrupulous competition. The general director of the association of
Roschaikofe, Ramaz Chanturia will represent the tea and coffee area in
the Experts’ Council, which will hold its first meeting in
Best Irish coffee is
prepared in Russia! ...
Several international competitions of professional coffee makers,
baristas were held in Bern, Switzerland between 19-21 May. Russian
barista, Anna Serova, who works in Kofemania chain in Moscow, has for
the first time won the world championship in Coffee in Good Spirits
Under the conditions of the competition each participant must prepare
two drinks, classical Irish coffee and his own version of coffee with
alcohol. The jury that consisted of competent judges from several
countries gave best marks to Anna Serova and confirmed that one of the
most popular drink in the world, traditional Irish coffee drink with
whisky, Irish-coffee is being prepared in Russia better than in any
National champions from 12 countries competed for the first place but
only the Russian barista could amaze the jury by an extraordinary
combination of Irish whisky, cream and coffee.
Bodrost tea trademark
gets a new outlook ...
According to Quantum Graphic agency, new design for packets of Bodroct
tea has been worked out
The restyling is aimed at rejuvenating the brand and attracting new
consumers. The task of the agency was to create a bright, modern and
cheerful style and preserve identity of the trademark. Logo of Bodrost
has been replaced by red colour and it is shining, and this reflects
the sense of the trademark. Photos of juicy fruits and fresh flowers
and herbs emphasize the content of renovated Bodrost tea with natural
fruit and herbal additives.
May Company marks its
15th anniversary ...
May Company marked its 15th anniversary on the 20th of May. The company
founded in 1991 could effectively fill the market with quality tea and
coffee in a short period of time. It widened the geography of tea and
coffee supplies and this paved the way for introducing new quality
standards and developing consumer preferences. May Company has won
consumers’ confidence and love and introduced Victorian,
Maisky, Lisma and Dufre trademarks that meet the demands of millions of
Russians. It built a tea packaging factory in Russia in 1998 using its
earnings and loans and became the pioneer in making investment in the
local tea and coffee industry.
Products of the May Company have been honoured and awarded with prizes
at many Russian and international exhibitions.
Today open joint-stock company, May is a leading operator on the
Russian tea and coffee market. Its paid authorized capital is $17.5
millions. It has branches abroad: May Company Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd., which
represents its interests in leading tea and coffee exporting countries
and May Company Ltd. in Ukraine.
The company has advanced production capacity in Russia and Ukraine and
branches and wide distributing network in Russia and the CIS member
countries and the Baltic republics. The quality control system of the
company has been certified in conformity to international standard ISO
9001:2000, the famous auditing company TUV
Russian coffee market
grows again ...
However, coffee market will show no sharp growth. Ramaz Chanturia,
general-director of the Roschaikofe Association stated this speaking to
the 16th international coffee seminar, which is underway in Guaruja,
Brazil. According to the association, Russia’s coffee market
was 110-111 thousand tons last year, an increase by 4% compared with
2004. In terms of money the market showed a growth too. The association
estimates the coffee market at $1.4 billion, an increase by $100
million compared to the previous value. The consumption of hot drinks,
tea and coffee, has reached a level close to that in the last years of
the Soviet Union and there is a need for working out new unprecedented
programme to upgrade popularity of coffee. In an interview with our
site R. Chanturia said: “We can reach the level of
consumption in several Scandinavian countries, but to this end the
companies working in Russia have to offer the market new look on
coffee”. For the time being the Russian market grows owing to
the consistent rise in natural roasted or ground coffee. Motive power
here is Orimi Trade Company, absolute leader in this segment of the
market. R. Chanturia says: “It is quite pleasant to realize
that the growth in the market is guaranteed for the first time in many
years particularly, by local companies”. Commenting on the
impression on seminar R. Chanturia noted that the world coffee society
had been focused on the new market of China. The price of a cup of
coffee in the near future is now determined in China. R. Chanturia
said: “Everything stand still pending the results of their
coffee activity in this region. The participants of the seminar whisper
like joking about hopes for teaching Chinese nationals to drink no more
than a cup of coffee a week, on the contrary deficit might lead to
unprecedented rise in price”. Roschaicofe is the association
of Russian tea and coffee producers and embraces “Vostochny
Kupets”, TH “Grand”, “Imperial
Tea”, “May Company”,
“Moskovskaya Kofeinaya na Payakh”,
“Moscow Tea Company”, “Orimi
Trade”, “Russky Produkt”, “SDS
Ekom”, “Teastan”, “Universal
Food Technology” (“Avalon”),
“Chainy Vek” (“Sapsan”),
“Chainy Mir” and “Unilever
Russia signs a
protocol with Colombia on the completion of talks on WTO ...
Russia and Colombia signed a protocol
on the completion of talks on the World Trade Organization on Tuesday,
said the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry
of the Russian Federation. Russia’s Economic Development and
Trade Minister German Gref and Colombia’s Trade Industry and
Tourism Minister Jorge Humberto Botero signed the document. During the
painstaking talks mutually acceptable compromise was reached. Colombia
displayed benevolent and constructive approach toward the resolution of
issues. All issues concerning the sugar supplies to Russia were
resolved. The press release of the ministry says that compromise was
reached concerning the supply of traditional Colombian export, coffee,
banana and flowers to Russia.
Interfax news agency says that Russia has to complete bilateral talks
with the United States, Australia and Moldova in its bid for the WTO
membership. The Russian delegation hopes for resolving all outstanding
issues shortly. It expects to end talks with the United States before
the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg in July.
Plucking tea leaves is
underway in plantations near Sochi ...
Owing to snowy winter in the Black Sea cost regions plucking tea is
delayed by two weeks to the middle of May. Tea producers have seen no
obstacles for their work since the beginning of the week through
October. Workers bring 3 or 4 tons of green leaves a day to the tea
factory in the village of Volkovka for processing. The deputy director
of the Dagomyschai factory, Valeri Plastunenko said plantations near
Sochi would gather about 1 500 tons of tea this year.
Yakovlev tea packaging
factory marks the May Day ...
Ahead of the May Day, Yakovlev tea packaging factory participated in
celebrations devoted to the holiday in the city of Troitska near Moscow
and an exhibition-fair. It displayed a wide assortment of its products
and offered cups of tea free-of-charge for all those who desired. A
meeting involving the officials of the Moscow region government and
delegations from districts and cities, enterprises and organizations
described the Yakovlev tea packaging factory as a dynamically growing
enterprise that meets the demands of people for its products and makes
a contribution to upgrade general prosperity of residents.
On Behalf of the governor of the Moscow region, Boris Gromov the
collective of the Yakovlev tea packaging factory was awarded honorable
diploma certificate - Gratitude for success and highly professional
work. At present, several large enterprises are engaged in making tea
blends and packaging using advanced technology in the Moscow region.
However, Yakovlev tea packaging factory, according to Coffeetea.ru, is
the only enterprise, which was marked by personnel gratitude of the
governor. Yakovlev tea packaging factory is a leading enterprise in
Russia’s tea business. The factory was founded in 2001 and
specialized in contract-based packaging tea. At present, about 400
people work at the enterprise. The factory is equipped with modern
machinery produced by IMA, TEEPACK and others.
Coffeetea.ru from the press
releases of Yakovlev tea packaging factory
The situation in Russia’s coffee-house sector is quite
strange. On the one hand, two players, Shokoladnitsa and Coffee-House,
are growing rapidly.
On the other hand, a large number of small chains are stagnated or have
no progress at all. In any case, big coffee-house boom has gone to
past. The number of visitors to coffee-houses falls.
Many coffee-houses even change their signboards and offer a menu in
accordance with requirements. According to experts, up to 20%
coffee-houses have been closed. Shokoladnitsa or Coffee-House chain or
other companies of different concept have occupied these premises.
Correspondent “P”, Nikolai Kirillov has made an
attempt to understand what I going on in the coffee-house sector.
honorary title… ...
The Superbrand title awarding ceremony was held in Moscow early this
year and among the laureates was leading Russian brand, Grand trademark
that won the honourary title for the 2005. The general-director of the
Grand Company, A. Borisov told reporters that Grand trademark was the
only fast developing national brand on the Russian market of soluble
coffee and was in the second place after Nescafe in the number of cups
of coffee drunk by Russians. According to A. Borisov, Grand
products’ share on the Russian coffee market is 6% and on the
tea market 8%. Grand won a place among the first three most preferable
coffee bands in a voting on People’s Trademark in 2004. The
volume of tea and coffee sold by the Grand Company in 2005 increased
25% in quantity and 35% in terms of price compared to 2004.
According to the representatives of the company, the awarding of the
honourary title is not only a pleasant event but also great
responsibility. This means the quality of Grand products will be
improved further and the technology of production will be upgraded.
Spring news from
popular coffee-house chains ...
Coffee-House invites its guests to its cafes to welcome the
long-awaiting spring merrily. Spring in Coffee-House programme started
in April and its spirit is the new Yogurt Cake, which has been
specially prepared for those who prefer healthy life-style but have no
desire to reject a tasty dessert.
Soft yogurt filling with bilberries and fresh blackberry, redcurrants
and great bilberries as decoration is between sponges. The
cake’s calorific value is 206 kilo calories per 100 gram and
those who care for their figure should not worry when they try a piece
Tea and coffee
exhibition in Uzbekistan ...
The first ever tea and coffee exhibition-2006 will be held in Central
Asia from June 9 through 11. The forum in Tashkent is aimed at
demonstrating century-old tea and coffee tradition in various countries
and achievements by leading companies in the production and processing
tea and coffee and determining the prospects for promoting this area in
Uzbekistan. Among the tea and coffee producing countries attending the
exhibition will be China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka,
Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Iran, Vietnam, Georgia and
Vlad Lozitsky: The
appearance of Starbucks will make no changes in the market ...
Coffee business is one of the
youngest in Moscow. There were no
coffee-houses in Moscow up to the middle of nineties and the market has
been actively growing since 2000. There were only two coffee-house
operators, Coffee-house and Shokoladnitsa by 2005.
The two were afraid of the appearance of the Starbucks two or three
years ago but now they have started to expand their business abroad. In
an interview with a correspondent of Business, Sergei Kanunnikov the
manager of the Shokoladnitsa coffee-house chain Vlad Lozitsky said his
company would enter the Ukrainian and Kazakh markets shortly.
Coffee is not only
possible but also essential ...
A news conference devoted to the influence of coffee on health from the
standpoint of physicians was held on April 13. Journalists met with the
representatives of the All-Russian Scientific Society of Cardiologists
and the organizing committee of the educational programme of Coffee and
Health for physicians conducted under the aegis of the International
Coffee Organization, ICO. The Russian experts who attended the news
conference were R. G. Oranov, member of the Russian Academy of Medical
Sciences, director of Health and Social Development
Ministry’s state scientific research centre for preventive
medicine, S. A. Shalnova, deputy director handling scientific work at
the centre, O.M. Drapkina Professor, executive director of the national
Internet education programme for physicians and G. Ya. Maslennikova,
senior staff member of the centre’s laboratory for pathology
They presented the results of an analysis of scientific works on the
impact of coffee on health, which have been published in the world in
the past 20 years. They submitted many evidences that confirm the
favourable influence of coffee on a healthy person and the absence of
unfavourable affect on him. Russian experts pointed to the preventive
effect of coffee, which can be seen in its capability of lowering the
risk of haemorrhagic stroke, diabetic, Parkinson and Alzheimer
Journalist drew special attention to an opinion poll conducted among
400 Russian cardiologists, therapeutists, experts in gastro-enteritis,
endocrinologists, neurologists and other specialists in medicine. The
opinion poll shows that experienced experts at the ages between 40 and
49 years believe coffee affects favourably on the body of a person.
Latest information about positive characteristics of coffee prompts
them to estimate critically the outdated negative impression of coffee,
which is now perceived as prejudice that is groundless from the
scientific point of view. A. Malchik, president of Montana Coffee
Company replied a question by journalists concerning the origin and
vitality of such an impression.
Ending the conference the experts, however advised to refrain from
excessive consumption of coffee, say more than 5 cups a day since this
might led to undesirable consequences.
Georgian tea with Abkhazian ...
Russia plans to impose embargo on Georgian tea on a background against
sanctions on Georgian and Moldovan wine and Georgian cognac. An
official statement has not yet been released but a campaign is underway
to this end. Reportedly, Russia has started to finance tea industry in
Georgia’s breakaway republic of Abkhazia. Six tea factories
will be reconstructed in the Ochamchir and Gadayt districts of
Abkhazia. According to IA Regnum, 10 thousand square meters of roofing
materials have already been purchased. The head of Smyr district
believes that tea sector will be restored in full if the work continues
at this rate. It is well-known that tea industry in Georgia was
unprofitable during the Soviet times, and work in the tea plantations
was harmful for the health of women. Most likely, separatists do not
care this. They have the order and should fulfill it.
Belarus may be left
without tea ...
The introduction of marking system for tea in Belarus may lead to price
hikes and even to disappear many varieties of this drink from the
counters of shops. This opinion was expressed by the experts at the M.
S. Kunyavsky Business Union of entrepreneurs and employers.
Energia Company rang alarming bells and as a member of the union it
urged its experts for help in solving the issue. The enterprises
supplying the Belarus market with products that cannot be produced in
the country, for one, tea have expressed concern since press reported
about forthcoming marking a large number of food stuffs such as tea,
coffee, sparkling drinks, washing detergents, sunflower oil,
biologically active ingredients used in food, audio and video
cassettes, CDs, mobile telephones and foot wear with special
According to importers of tea and coffee, the pasting of marks on tea
or coffee packages is labour-consuming and expensive than that on
bottles of beer or vegetable oil where the bottle is uniform. For one,
Ahmad tea can be packaged in cellophane boxes, different sizes of tins,
and forms and packaging of 190 items vary from 20 to 500. As a result
from 80 000 to 120 000 controlling marks have to be pasted on packaging
in a 40-feet container.
Sweet life: Local
coffee-houses face greater competition ...
Tyumen is turning to a new generation Russian city from the capital of
villages. The construction of roads, promotion of the HoReCa sector and
building houses have made the city attractive for investment. Experts
say the Tyumen will experience greater changes in 3 or 5 years,
especially when the hotel business will be upgraded.
At the same time coffee sector will also develop in the city. The city
authorities have been holding talks with two leading coffee-house
chains. They have not disclosed the names of these chains yet. However,
it has become known that one of them is a company from St. Petersburg.
According to Vadim Shumakov, deputy head of the department for
strategic development of the Tyumen region, all large and small
coffee-house chains were invited to come to Tyumen but only two have
responded yet. Public catering sector will shortly examine the
possibility of inviting the Russian partner of the American company,
Starbucks that has lately announced its plan to enter in the Russian
market, including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russian regions.
Kuskovo ceramic museum
displays Russian Tea Drinking ...
Kuskovo ceramic museum holds a display of Russian Tea drinking at the
Yasnaya Polyan Arts Gallery from the March 18 through May 15. The
display from the reserves of the 18th century Kuskovo country estate
state museum acquaints the visitors with the two-century history of
Russian ceramic ware the art of which has been closely linked with tea
drinking tradition in the country.
Valuable ceramic ware and fashion of drinking rare and exotic tea
appeared in Europe almost simultaneously in the 18th century. Elegant
china gave the process of tea drinking special refinement. At the
beginning they were used by the upper class of the society. Basic forms
of tea service were created in the 18th century. In fact, many services
have been preserved to this day. Ceramic ware has always focused on tea
service, which has genuinely decorated the day to day life all the
time. Tea service as a mirror of culture reflected various historical
and artistic phenomena of the time.
Yakovlev tea factory
prepares to mark the centenary of the Akbar Brothers Company ...
Tea world will shortly mark the
centenary of the leading Ceylon tea
company Akbar Brothers Ltd. According to independent experts, Akbar
trademark is in the fifth place in Russia owing to a reliable alliance
built by Akbar Brothers Ltd., Sapsan, a leading tea distributing group
in Russia and Yakovlev tea factory, one of the leading tea packaging
companies in the country to meet their interests. Hatim Akbaralli,
director of the Akbar Brothers Ltd, believes that the position of the
Akbar tea on the Russian market has significantly strengthened since
the company signed a long-term agreement with the Yakovlev tea factory
on the packaging of Akbar tea in Russia. Sergei Lukyanov, general
director of the Yakovlev tea factory, on his part says that volume of
packaging is growing at the factory as the Akbar tea sale rises
significantly. He insists that if the rate of growth remains unchanged
the volume of production at the factory could be between 8% and 10% of
the overall volume of the Russian tea market. “This will be a
deserved reward to our partner from Sri Lanka on the occasion of its
jubilee”, added Mr. Lukyanov.
Yakovlev tea packaging factory is one of the leading enterprises in
this area in Russia. It was founded in 2001 and specialized in
packaging tea under contracts. At present about 400 people work at the
factory and the factory is equipped with machinery from IMA, TEEPACK
Akbar Brothers Ltd., one of the largest tea companies in Sri Lanka. It
was founded by the Akbaralli family in 1907 and exports its products to
over 70 countries. Last year, it exported over 45 000 tons of tea. Sri
Lanka Institute of Marketing awarded the honorary title of the World
Brand of Sri Lanka. Early this year, the company won gold medal at the
Choice of Supermarket Chain-2006 competition. Its tea factory in Sri
Lanka has been certified under ISO 9002.
Coffeetea.ru from the press releases of the
Yakovlev tea factory
Petting with herbs ...
Demand for non-traditional tea, black
flavoured tea and green, fruit
and herbal tea is growing in Russia. According to May Company, the
share of pure black tea has reduced 2.2% in the past year. At the same
time the share of flavoured and green tea in natural terms has
increased 1.1%Green tea occupies 7% of the Russian tea market. This is
a quite good figure for Russia where residents give traditionally
preference to varieties of black tea. Concerning flavours and
ingredients the taste of Russians is conservative. Earl Gray tea has
long been the indisputable leader and its share is 60% of the market of
black flavoured tea. Russians have started to love fruit teas.
According to experts at Orimi Trade, last year fruit and herbal tea
segment grew by 20% compared to 2004. Karakade occupies about 50% of
this segment. According to Roschaikofe Association, last year the
Russian tea market was estimated at about 170 000 tons or $1billion.
rushes to Russia ...
According to Deloshop business magazine, Chaikof, Ukraine’s
coffee-house chain plans to promote it under the system of franchising
in Russia. It offers its guests coffee, coffee cocktails, tea, herbal
and fruit drinks, fresh fruit juice, mixed fruits, confectionery and
alcohol. Traditionally, its coffee-houses have dark-brown wooden tables
and chairs, wooden or straw partitions and cream or coffee colour
walls. They are equipped with two plasma panels and karaoke. The cost
of opening a caf?-confectionary is about $250 000 and it takes 18
months to cover its outlay.
Coffeetea.ru from materials of Allcafe.info
Gold medal for the
president of Montana Coffee ...
Alexander Malchik, president of the Montana Coffee Company has been
awarded a gold medal for business reputation by the Swiss foundation
for high quality in business practice.
Diploma certificate enclosed to the award says the decision of awarding
the medal was taken after through analysis of the data base of the
Interfax, international information group and Prime TASS, business news
agency. According to analysis, the company genuinely gives an example
of moral and ethnic principles in doing business.
Vine package for tea ...
As the summer approaches a tea
producing company has offered its
consumers bottled cool tea in an original pack. It uses the bag-in-box
principle that has showed advantages in wine making area for packaging
tea. When one uses the bag-in-box he does not have to wait until tea is
brewed and cooled. Each bag-in-box is equipped with a convenient
measuring hopper tap. The decorative box is made out of craft-paper and
a vacuumed packet with tea is placed inside. Though the company refuses
to give details about the technology and materials used to develop the
pack its representative said that the pack is identical to that used in
Zhirinovsky Tea ...
Amtel factory starts to package Zhirinovsky 100 gram black leaf tea in
cardboard boxes. It presented this trademark late last year and plans
to produce packaged Zhirinovsky tea in April. Zhirinovsky tea was among
the three winners of a competition held as a part of the 13th
international exhibition of food and raw materials used for their
production, Prodexpo-2006 in Moscow.
May Company unveils
its financial performances ...
May Company sold $146.3 million worth of goods in 2005. This includes
the volume of exports, which was estimated at $20.9 millions.
Currently, May exports its products to several member countries of the
CIS, Germany, Israel, Mongolia, the United States and Bulgaria.
According to AC Nielsen, the May Company’s share of the
Russian tea market grew 2% in 2005 and reached 13.9%. In terms of money
the growth was 0.7% and the share reached 12.9%. May Company invested
$8.5 million in promoting production. This sum was used to finance a
project designed to upgrade the company’s production complex
in the city of Fryazino and modernize warehouses. The overall volume of
investments by the May Company in its production reached $45 million by
the end of 2005.
Coffeetea.ru from the May
Company’s press release
Trend is clearly in
favour of changes ...
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov will arrive in India on March 15
to pay an official visit to the country. On the eve of the visit in an
interview with the Moscow-based daily “Nizavisimaya
Gazeta” Russian ambassador to India Vyacheslav Trubnikov
estimated the current situation in Russian-Indian relations and
described about the measures that Moscow and Delhi had planned to take
to overcome the trade recession. He also expressed his opinion
concerning the approaches toward settling issues in tea supply area.
In response to a question by the correspondent about who is blamed for
supplying Russian consumers with low quality Indian tea and about how
to adjust the situation Mr. Trubnikov noted that from the standpoint of
quality India could produce and export tea at any level and of any
taste. The question is who buys tea rather than that what India sells
good or bad tea. Thirty years ago the price of tea was $2.5-3.0 a kg.
The question of the price of a lot was not stand before the Russian
organizations that were engaged in centralized purchasing of tea. The
Soviet tea tasters oriented only on the quality. During the Soviet
times the country was the basic consumer of expensive varieties of
When the rate of dollar increased sharply after the collapse of the
Soviet Union the consumers in the country could not afford the price of
tea, which grew ten times higher than that in the past. Consequently,
shops started to fill with cheap varieties of tea from Indonesia,
Vietnam, Georgia and south India. In fact, the development of tea
industry in south India has been directly linked with the demand for
tea in the CIS member countries. The supply of cheap tea from south
India has significantly reduced in the past 10-15 years. For mass
consumers Indian tea has embodied a mixture of low quality tea with
counterfeit, and Ceylon tea has become the showcase of good taste but
later Chinese green tea has started to become a mode.
Currently, Russian suppliers and producers are purchasing cheap tea
from South India and expensive from Sri Lanka and India is not blamed
for this situation. A Russian buys tea, which is on the counters of the
shops. And the shops sell a complete assortment of tea products but the
life of producers who rely on high quality and expensive tea is quite
difficult. Most likely, many people cannot afford to buy quality tea at
present. They choose the price. But the trend is clearly in favour of
agriculture inspectorate imposes ban on tea ...
Coffeetea.ru has been told that Georgian tea exports to Russia have
been facing difficulties since January. Russia’s agriculture
inspectorate confirmed that restriction on Georgian agriculture imports
to the country imposed on the 19th of December is still in force. The
restriction concerns Georgian tea too. According to experts, the move
is a serious problem first and foremost for Georgia. Most likely, this
will have no impact on the Russian market since the share of Georgian
tea in it was 1.3% by the end of the last year. Nevertheless, the
restriction could have an impact on the general situation of the
Russian bulk tea market. The reason is that the protracted drought in
Kenya has led to a shortage of quality CTC tea used in Russia also for
producing tea in tea bags. Consequently, the absence of Georgian tea on
the Russian market could be an additional factor that will stimulate
the growth in tea prices in the country.
Capabilities of Dubai
in tea business ...
The two-day Global Dubai Tea Forum 2006 ended in the United Arab
Emirates on the 28 February. This was the first ever specialized forum
on tea in the Middle East that included a conference and an exhibition.
The forum was organized on the initiative of the government of UAE with
the involvement of Dubai Tea Trading Centre, DTTC together with the
leading company that organizes conferences in the Middle East. In all
260 delegates from many countries attended the forum.
The director of DTTC Sanjay Sethi noted the importance of the
conference and said: “The strategic situation of Dubai
guarantees it the role of connecting link between the representatives
of tea business in tea producing and tea consuming
countries”. The conference was devoted to urgent issues in
world tea business. The chairman of the International Tea Committee,
ITC Manuja Peiris presented the conference one of the most important
reports. He described the general trends and pointed to the
international tea community’s concerns over the fall in
quality of tea. The tea producing and consuming countries, Kenya, Sri
Lanka, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Iran made presentations at the
conference. The general director of the Rusteacoffee Association, Ramaz
Chanturia presented a report to the conference on the situation of tea
markets in Russia and the other CIS member countries.
Choice of chains 2006 ...
The Yakovlevskaya tea packaging
factory has summed up the results of
its participation in the Prodexpoert-2006 in which the entire
assortment of its products were displayed. The display included the
most preferable products of the consumers, from cheap black tea to
elite grades of green tea. The press service of the factory told
Coffeetea.ru that over 2000 people visited the stand. Among these were
the representatives of leading Russian retail market chains and whole
sale companies many of which have long been acquainted with the
products of the factory and have long been buying its products
The products of the factory, Akbar Gold, Akbar Mountain Fresh and Akbar
Green Gold, green tea in tea bags won the highest marks of the tea
tasting commission and were awarded gold medals at the “The
Best Product of 2006” traditional international competition.
All-Russian Trade Forum on strategic challenges facing Russian trade in
the 21 century was held as a part of the exhibition. The
representatives of leading retail trade chain-operators in Moscow and
the Russian regions participated in it.
At the Choice of Chain-2006 competition held as a part of the forum
Akbar Gold and Akbar green Gold was honoured with gold and bronze
medals respectively as the best choice for retail trade.
New tea products at
the Prodexport-2006 ...
Orimi Trade Company presented new products of its assortment at the
Prodexport-2006. Princess Nuri trademark introduced a new variety of
Kenyan tea in tea bags. Four original fresh tastes appeared in the
collection of Princess Nuri flavoured tea, Orange and Mandarin,
Soft-fruit, Strawberry with Cream and Apple with Cinnamon. A new
collection of herbal teas under the Princess Nuri trademark attracted
the attention of visitors of the exhibition. The real discovery of the
exhibition was the varieties of the Greenfield plantation tea, Delicate
Keemun, the famous black tea from the Chinese province of Anhoi and
Kenyan Sunrise, an excellent black tea from the high grown plantation
Kericho in Kenya. The exclusive herbal teas also introduced new
varieties such as Lotus Breeze, a tenderly refreshing drink with a mild
flavour of flower and Ginger Red, ginger flavoured bright fruit tea.
The gold medals of the traditional Best Product of 2006 competition
were awarded to Kenyan Princess Nuri black tea in tea bags, Princess
Nuri flavoured tea Orange and Mandarin, and two varieties of herbal
teas, Princess Yava Ripe Cherry and Princess Yava Mate with Passion
Twelve gold medals for
May Company participated in the international exhibition, Prodexport
2006 and displayed a wide range of assortments of tea and coffee and
several new products developed for this occasion. Visitors of the
exhibition drew special attention to a flavoured collection of black
tea, May Loving Flavors and Lisma Wonderful Flavours. The Product of
the Year international tea tasting competition was held traditionally
as a part of the exhibition, and 12 varieties of May tea were awarded
gold medals and two brands silver medals. May and Lisma tea varieties
were praised highly by the supreme tasting commission of
Russia’s Agriculture Ministry and federal agriculture agency.
Among the gold medal winners were the Crown of the Russian Empire,
Golden Petals, May Exclusive and May Loving Flavour and Lisma Strong
and Flavoured. The tea tasting commission also marked the products of
foreign partners of the May Company, Curtis & Patridge London
Ltd. (Curtis & Patridge tea) and World Coffee Company (Dufre
From the press release of
Forum will be held in Moscow ...
The events linked with the Russia-Brazil Business Forum will be held at
the National Hotel on the 27-28 of February. The forum sponsored by the
Foreign Trade Ministry of the state of Goyas and Brazilian embassy in
Moscow includes conferences devoted to Russian-Brazilian economic
relations and prospects for business cooperation between the two
countries and meetings between Russian and Brazilian businessmen from
The forum will discuss promising trends in bilateral business
cooperation. The Russian and Brazilian businessmen who attend the
meetings will get an opportunity to establish direct contacts. An
official delegation from the state of Goyas will arrive in Moscow to
attend the forum and it includes representatives of business circles,
especially coffee, confectionary and alcohol areas. Among the
participants of the forum will be Brazilian ambassador to Moscow Carlos
Augusto P. Santos Naves and senior staff members of the embassy,
representatives of the trade mission and officials from Russian
ministries and departments.
Delegation from Samara
discusses coffee issues in Brazil ...
A delegation from Samara region headed by its governor K. A. Titov
starts its official visit to Brazil on Tuesday. The programme of the
visit includes meeting with the governor of the state Santa Catharina,
Luis da Silveira, and the two sides are expected to sign a protocol
between the state of Santa Catherina and Samara region on trade and
economic, scientific and technical and cultural cooperation. Notably,
during the previous meeting the two sides discussed the construction of
a coffee factory in the Samara region with the attraction of Brazilian
Coffeetea.ru using the materials
Europe’s coffee gateway ...
The world’s largest specialized centre for green coffee
processing and storing was opened in Hamburg on the 15 March. The owner
of the centre, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe invested 50 million euros in the
project. The commissioning of the centre made it possible for the
company to release several buildings at the Hamburg port and handed
them over to the city administration that experiences an acute shortage
of premises. About 300 representatives of coffee industry across the
world were invited to the opening ceremony.
Muscovites buy the
Marko chain ...
Moscow coffee-house network Shokoladnitsa that has an ambitious plan
concerning St. Petersburg has bought one of the oldest coffee-house
chains in Russia’s northern capital, Marko.
The two sides had not disclosed the sum of the deal but experts
estimate the purchasing of the chain that consists of three
coffee-houses at $800 thousand. The Marko premises were rented from
their owners. The former owner of the Marko, Larisa Cherepanova refused
to make comments on the deal. Administrator of the caf? Marko, Irina
Leman said many members of the staff would continue to work regardless
the change in ownership.
Drought in Kenya
worries tea market ...
The state of affairs in Kenya worries first and foremost the
representatives of the tea market. The reason here is that the country
might reduce tea production owing to drought and consequently, this may
have an impact on world tea prices since Kenya is a leading producer
and exporter in this area.
The chairman of the Orimi Trade Company’s board of directors,
Sergei Kasyaneko believes that the situation is favourable for
speculations and inflating prices. All participants of the global tea
market closely watch the developments in Africa and are ready to
respond appropriately in case the situation worsens, says Pavel Isaev,
Mai Company’s foreign relations director.
According to the general-director of the Rusteacoffee Association,
Ramaz Chanturia, Russian companies depend less on the fluctuation of
world tea prices since Russia packages about 80% of tea products in the
Sergei Lukyanov, general-director of the Yakovlevskaya tea packaging
factory agrees with Ramaz Chanturia. He believes that there is no
reason for Russian consumers to worry deeply concerning possible hike
up in the retail prices of tea owing to the situation in Kenya.
Lukyanov said: “The factory can compensate such fluctuations
in bulk tea prices and contain retail prices from sharp increase since
it purchases tea from almost all tea producing countries.
grow rapidly in Russia in the next five years ...
Coffee-house business will rapidly grow in Russia in the next five
years and will successfully spread in large cities as well as in towns.
The president of coffee-making skill centre, Oleg Ermak made this
forecast during his participation in the Sphere of Interests programme
of the RBK television channel.
Currently, local coffee-houses are gaining momentum. Interestingly, in
the late nineties the western companies considered the Russian market
hopeless. Local businessmen also showed cautious attitude and gave
preference to traditional restaurants. They considered that unlike
Western Europeans especially, the people in East, Russians had no the
coffee drinking culture. Experience has proved this was a mistake. This
market has been experienced a real boom in the past five years. The
most active players of the market have stepped into regions from Moscow
and St. Petersburg. Reportedly, this business is attracted by its high
profits, up to 700% and fast covering one’s outlay. However,
experts say that cautious attitude must be displayed toward great
expectations because the market is getting saturated now though the
first coffee-houses covered their expenses rapidly.
India floods Russia
with tea ...
Russia and India have signed a protocol on Russia’s entry to
the WTO. The document was signed by Russian Economic Development and
Trade Minister German Gref and the Indian Minister for Commerce and
Industry Kamal Nath.
The two ministers also signed an agreement on setting up a working
group to draft a comprehensive economic agreement. The group is
expected to work out a roadmap by the end of the year to remove
barriers that hinder trade and economic agreements. The ministers
believe that the agreement will help realizing an ambitious programme
of increasing bilateral trade volume up to $10 billion by 2010 from $2
billion last year.
The protocol obliges Russia to reduce customs duties for imported
packaged tea to a level that exists in other CIS member countries,
two-times reduction and stop the use of names of Indian tea, which are
being protected by their origin such as Assam, Nilgiri and Darjeeling,
conformably to tea produced outside India.
At present customs charge 0.8 euro per kilogram of packaged black or
green tea, 20% of the customs prices of tea. The customs duties for
bulk tea for packaging factories are about 5% of the customs prices.
WTO: Will import
duties for tea fall? ...
Russia and India may sign a protocol on Russia’s entry to WTO
during the visit to Delhi of Economic Development and Trade Minister
German Gref on 6 February. Russian delegation includes the
representatives of the Federation Council, state departments,
industrial concerns and leading companies.
A member of the delegation, general-director of the Rusteacoffee
Association, Ramaz Chanturia said: “Judging by all,
Russia’s entry to the WTO this year is a reality. The reason
here is that reaching an agreement with India was a serious phase in
According to information received by Coffeetea.ru, under the condition
of the protocol, which paves the way for Russia’s membership
to the WTO the country undertakes to reduce the customs taxes for
packaged tea by two times and guarantee the protection of geographical
names of such tea as Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri.
Ramaz Chanturia added: “We will have to face serious changes.
We must take appropriate measures in time to avoid a destabilized
situation and promote the market in right direction. We are now engaged
solving these issues”.
improve…Tea consumption increase ...
According to Russia’s Statistic department, the country has
started to receive more money and produce more goods. The real income
of Russians, minus taxes and correcting for inflation, increased in
2005 by 8.8%. Nominally, it increased 23% up to an annual average of
7848 rubles. As a whole, the average salary for 2005 was 8530 rubles.
This is a real increase by 9.7%. At the same time Russian enterprises
produced more food stuffs. Among them is the packaging of tea that grew
Akbar relies on Russia
A leading Ceylon tea exporter, Akbar Brothers Company, plans seriously
to settle on the Russian market. Akbar tea has been supplied to Russia
since 1999. But until recently it has not focused on promoting its
trademark in Russia and mainly supplied bulk tea and produced tea for
Russian operators in its factories in Sri Lanka. In an interview with
our magazine the director of the company Hatim Akbaralli informs to its
readers about the plans that the Akbar Brothers Company hopes to
realize on the Russian market.
Ukrainian tea market
may undergo serious changes ...
Ukraine’s tea packaging volume falls presumably 5% a year.
Such a trend may lead to serious structural changes on the national tea
market and cross the national tea industry since in these circumstances
only several leading companies can withstand competition for imported
packaged tea. The reduction in packaging tea is linked with the fact
that after lowering customs duties from 2-4 euros to 10% of the price
of the imported packaged tea in August 2004 packaging tea at local
factories has ceased to be profitable compared to imported tea. At the
same time packaging management risk is significantly high and
complicated in Ukraine. According to Ukrainian experts, as a result the
Ukrainian tea market as a matter of fact has been handed over to Sri
Lankan producers and the Ukrainian enterprises and international
companies that have tea packaging factories in the country have been
facing unequal competition.
Lately, many companies engaged in packaging tea in Ukraine have been
changing the proportion between imported tea and tea packaged in the
country by increasing the share of imports. However, the Ukrainian tea
market will suffer no significant changes. The leading group, Ahmad
Tea, Lipton, Princess, Mai Tea and Batik/Askold, will remain unchanged
and the share of imported packaged tea will grow.
They have inconstant
Latest reports say that Starbucks American coffee-house chain will be
promoted in Russia by its new partner Moneks Trading Company, which is
a member of the Turkish Alshaya Group and opens Mothercare, The Body
Shop and Next franchising shops in Russia. But the company has neither
confirmed nor dismissed the report about partnership. The general
director of the Rusteacoffee association, Ramaz Chanturia says the
impression is that Starbucks does not consider the Russian market
seriously, and it’s strange that such a leading corporation
behaves inconsistently. In fact, Starbucks Corporation’s
entry to Russia reminds a comedy-detective. Consulting companies and
the participants of the Russian coffee market have forecast about the
early appearance of the Starbucks in Russia since 2000. They described
restorators, Arkady Novikov and Mikhail Zelman, Rostic’s
Corporation and Coffee House chain as possible partners of the
Starbucks. It was presupposed in November 2005 that Intersport Russia
Retail Company could be the Starbucks partner. Ramaz Chanturia believes
Starbucks will have to find a professional PR-Company that could
improve its slightly damaged image.
Project designed to
promote Russia’s entry to WTO is launched officially ...
The European Union and Russia
launched a joint project in Moscow on Friday as a part of conference
“From Hong Kong to Russia’s membership in World
Trade Organization” under the aegis of Russia’s
Economic Development and Trade Ministry and the European Commission
mission in Russia. It is aimed at rendering assistance to Russia in its
bid to join the WTO. It will help carrying out of legal reforms linked
with Russia’s entry to the WTO, improving the capability of
the Russian government to fulfill its commitments and informing Russian
businessmen and others involved in about the advantages and challenges
that the country will come across when it joins the WTO. The budget of
the project is 3 million euros. The project will be realized by the end
of 2007 by a consortium of partners from the EU and Russia, which is
headed by the legal consulting company Hammonds. The consortium
includes the Sodjec group, ABF-International Consulting and
Coffee and tea trade
volume between Russia and Vietnam grows ...
Russia’s trade representative in Vietnam Alexander Sitnikov
has said bilateral trade volume exceeded one billion US dollars in
2005. He said that Russia exported $790 million worth of goods to
Vietnam and imported over $240 million worth of goods. This means
bilateral trade increased 16% last year compared with 2004.
Russia traditionally supplies Vietnam with machines and equipment,
rolled iron, non-ferrous metals and chemicals. Vietnam increased its
export, agricultural products, food and sea products to the Russian
market. The supply of coffee to Russia increased five times in the
previous year compared with 2004, tea - 40%, sea products - 3 times and
vegetables and fruit - 50%.
increased up to 35.8 thousand tons in the first 11 months of 2005 ...
Russia’s federal customs
service has said that coffee imports
to the country increased up to 35.8 thousand tons in the first 11
months of the past year from 26.4 thousand tons in the same period of
2004. In terms of money this is an increase up to $62.5 million in 2005
from $39.5 million in 2004. Tea imports increased up to 163.5 thousand
tons from 155.7 thousand tons. In terms of money these supplies are
estimated at $284.7 million and $263.7 million respectively.
Does Russia need tea
According to “Novosti Torgovli” or Trading News,
analysts have noted a fall in the share of economical segment on the
tea market and a rise in the premium segment. ACNielsen Russia says
that the share of the economical segment in volume in the cities with
more than ten thousand population was 43.4% in a period from December
2004 through September 2005. This was 46.3% in the same period in the
previous years. The share of premium teas grew from 20.2% in 2004 to
21.9% in 2005, while the share of medium teas - from 33.3% in 2004 to
34.4% in 2005. According to the general director of Rusteacoffee
Association, Ramaz Chanturia, segments of premium and medium show the
most promising growth rate. However, several producers in the tea
market have given preference to super-premium segment hoping for its
faster growth in the future to fast growing segments of premium and
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The Russian government
sets zero customs duty for imported green coffee ...
The Russian government has set zero customs duty for imported green
coffee. Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov signed a relevant resolution.
According to the Cabinet’s press service, zero tax is in
force for nine months. The resolution comes into force a month after
its official publication.
Earlier, customs duty for green coffee was 5%.
Tea drinks may win a
part of the share of juice market ...
The structure of soft drinks in the Ukrainian market might undergo
changes in the near future. The reason here is that segment of
tea-based natural drinks is growing fast like in Europe and Russia, and
this might reduce the share of natural juices and compete with
sparkling soft drinks. A spokesman to the Pyramid Company, Ahmad Tea
distributor in Ukraine, Alexander Aliskerov told reporters that 5-6
years ago Europe had started to give preference to tea-based natural
drinks, cold tea or tea with fruit juices, to aromatized sparkling
drinks. This segment has significantly increased in the past years, and
its growth rate surpasses that of sparkling drinks. Since the
appearance of tea-based drinks on the Russian market several years ago
soft drink market has suffered significant changes. In fact, the demand
for tea-based drinks continues to grow. This category of drinks has
just started to form its segment on the Ukrainian market. For one,
Japanese corporation Pokka that produces new generation soft drinks has
recently entered the Ukrainian market. It uses black or green tea brew
to make drinks and this makes it possible to preserve the natural taste
of tea. Experts forecast that the Ukrainian market will form its
segment of cool teas shortly and it will grow fast in the next five
years. The Pyramid Company received the exclusive right to sell Ahmad
Tea of the English company in Ukraine in 1994. Next year Ahmad Tea
occupied a position in the five leading teas in the country’s
market. The Ukrainian tea factory Ahmad Tea was founded in 1998 in
Kharkov as a Ukrainian-British joint venture where tea is being
Tea production falls
in Azerbaijan ...
The Agriculture Ministry of Azerbaijan has said that 700 tons of tea
leaves have been collected this year, 200 tons less than that of the
previous year. Last year the republic gathered 270 kg per hectare but
this figure has reduced to 180 kg this year owing to drought and the
fall of relative humidity. The collection of tea leaves that started in
May has already ended.
At present Azerbaijan has 3 600 hectares of tea plantations - 1 900
hectares in Lyankyaran, 1 350 hectares in Astara, 200 hectares in
Masalla and the rest in Lerika and Zagatal. There are 16 tea factories
in the country with an overall production capacity of 38 thousand tons
of tea leaves a year and two of them are engaged in packaging.
In fact, there were 13.4 thousand hectares of tea plantations in
Azerbaijan in 1988 and it harvested 34 tons of tea.
SFT Trading Company
marks 10th anniversary ...
SFT Trading Company engaged in supplying green coffee to Russia and
other member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States marked
its tenth anniversary on the 15th November. Among those who attended
the reception devoted to the anniversary were the representatives of
local coffee companies, including KLD Coffee, Coffee Blues, Kuppo, Lebo
Coffee and Montana Coffee and foreign coffee companies.
The director of the company Andrei Savinov in his speech of welcome
reminded the various stages of coffee consumption in the country in the
past decades from the sixties to nowadays and pointed to huge
improvements that had been taken place in the local coffee industry in
the past decade. To confirm this he quoted Italian experts, who
recently received the samples of coffee mixtures that are preferred by
Russian consumers, as saying: “If this is the coffee that
Russians drink, we would like to congratulate you because the coffee is
really good”. The reception was informal, and guests made
practical jokes and took part in auctions and competitions and won
prizes and presents. The guests were awarded humorous honorary titles,
which were confirmed by special medals and certificates.
Galka Ltd. Company
plans to increase its share on the Ukrainian coffee market ...
A leading Ukrainian coffee and coffee
drinks producer Galka Ltd.
Company plans to increase its share on the country’s market
by 2-3% in 2006. Moreover, it is also going to increase the volume of
coffee and coffee drinks by 10-15%.
To this end the company will upgrade equipment used to roast coffee and
package products. It gives no details about how much money will be
spent to modernize the facility.
According to the company, Ukrainian coffee market has grown this year
and this trend will remain, especially in the segment of ground coffee.
Moreover, experts forecast an increase in the consumption of coffee
beans as the number of coffee-houses and other public caterings that
offer natural coffee for their visitors continues to grow.
The joint venture, Galka Ltd. Company was founded in 1994 by the E.D.
& F. Man Coffee Limited Company of Britain on the basis of the
Galka coffee factory in Lvov. At present it produces about 40 kinds of
coffee and tea products, and its share on the Ukrainian coffee market
Segment of premium tea
and tea bags increases in Ukraine… ...
At present Ukraine’s tea market in terms of weight is
estimated at 18 thousand tons. It has shown no growth in the past 2-3
years, and there is a trend that its volume is even falling. The tea
market in terms of money is estimated between $110-120 millions but it
shows a growth.
Public relations manager of the Pyramid Company, exclusive distributor
of Ahmad Tea in Ukraine Alexander Aliskerov told Liga news agency that
these trends are linked with the growth of the segment of premium tea
and the demand for tea bags, which are more expensive than leaf tea in
packets. According to Aliskerov, there is a growth in the consumption
of green tea up to 15%, especially during the warm period of the year
from May to September.
Pyramid Company won the exclusive right for the sale of Ahmad Tea in
Ukraine in 1994. After two years the products of the English company
was among the first five leading tea brands on the Ukrainian market.
The Ukrainian tea factory that packages Ahmad Tea was founded in
Kharkov as a Ukrainian-British joint venture in 1998.
Coffee House gives up
The owner of the Coffee House chain Timur Khairutdinov has given up
promoting Pizza Hut chain. Two restaurants opened by his company,
“System of Fast Food 2003” bought another franchise
Pizza Hut - “American Restaurants”.
The general director of American Restaurants, Andris Dragunas said that
Timur Khairutdinov had sold two Pizza Huts on Maroseika and Tver opened
by him and the deal was approved by Yum! Brands. No commentary was
received either from Coffee House or Khairutdinov on Monday. Dragunas
refused to give any details about the price of the deal. Analyst at the
IK Finam, Vladislav Kochetkov estimates the price of the two
restaurants at $600 thousand if the compound was rented and $6 million
if they were Khairutdinov’s property. Khairutdinov bought the
Pizza Hut franchisee in 2003. His company, “System of Fast
Food 2003” opened two Pizza Huts. Early this year, it planned
to open another 15 Pizza Huts in Moscow in four years.
exhibition “PIR” and coffee… ...
Several conferences, roundtable
conferences, seminars, lectures,
tasting and master classes were held as a part of the 8th international
exhibition “PIR - Industry of Hospitability” held
in Moscow between 26-29 October. The other events of the exhibition
were International Culinary Kremlin Cup competition, Russia’s
4th culinary and service championship, the congress of federation of
restorators and otelers, and coffee festival. Experts who were invited
conducted seminars and master-classes as a part of the coffee festival
programme. The competition of coffee preparing masters attracted many
competitors and their supporters. Urgent issues in coffee in the HoReCa
segment were discusses at the seminars. Among these issues were the
choice of coffee programme for a restaurant, interest stimulating
methods for the visitors of restaurants, role of a waiter as an expert
in coffee (/) and stereotypes and mistakes in the choice of coffee. A
qualifying competition among baristas in Moscow was held in several
skills of preparing coffee, making espresso, latte-art and making
coffee drinks with the inclusion of alcohol. This made it possible for
young professionals to demonstrate how they are capable of combining
their knowledge in coffee with ability to work with milk, creativity in
making coffee drinks and know-how in presenting the visitors good mood.
is expelled from St. Petersburg… ...
Orimi Traid Company in St. Petersburg has won an intermediate victory
in its fight against the “Gita” tea brand. The
department of federal agency handling disputes in St. Petersburg and
Leningrad region or UFAS interpreted the action of Mai Company that
also produces tea with the “Gita” brand as an
unscrupulous competition and ordered to end selling the tea in the city
and the region.
Mai Company started to produce tea under “Gita”
brand last October. This angered its main competitor, Orimi Traid that
produces tea under the combined trade mark of “Princess
Gita”. Orimi Traid submitted a statement to the department of
the federal agency handling disputes in St. Petersburg in July and
lodged a protest against the Chamber for Patents and Disputes of the
Rospatent for granting protection to the “Gita”
mark on the 23rd of August. In August, UFAS instituted proceedings
against Mai for waging unscrupulous competition. The marketing director
of Orimi Traid, Elena Kholupko said on Friday that UFAS admitted that
the production and sale of “Gita” tea by Mai had
violated law on competition.
Head of UFAS for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region confirmed this and
the department recognized the move by Mai was illegal and ordered to
adjust the situation and would give directions to Rospatent that trade
mark of Mai must be deprived from legal protection.
Books for Coffee
According to Biznes news agency, AST publishing house. Leading bookshop
chain is preparing to publish a book for coffee houses after Bookbery
and Coffee House should become a partner of the chain.
Experts say that the partnership with AST will help Coffee House to
expand its presence on the markets of the Commonwealth of Independent
States. Co-owner of AST Oleg Bartenev told Biznes news agency that the
AST might conclude an agreement on partnership with the Coffee House
chain. He believes that the agreement will be signed in the middle of
November if everything goes well. He refused to give details. President
of Coffee House Vladislav Dudakov confirmed that that it had held talks
with Coffee House but refused to make further comments.
Coffee & books
According to Biznes news agency, a Schokoladnitsa chain will be opened
in the Bookbery bookshops. Earlier, the bookshop chain made an
unsuccessful attempt to open cafes in shops independently. The
participants of the market believe that branded coffee houses will be
more popular. The general manager of coffee houses chain, Vlad Lozitsky
told Biznes news agency that an agreement on the opening of
Schokoladnitza in Bookbery supermarkets would be signed this week. He
said that Bookbery had offered good places and Schokoladnitsa brand
would help the bookshop to attract more visitors. The general director
of the Bookbery chain, Svetlana Fridenberg confirmed the information
and added that the first Schokoladnitsa would be opened in bookshop on
the 20th of November.
amateurs will compete to show their skills… ...
Several tea clubs in Tomsk have
announced the holding of the first
Siberian open competition in tea making skills in Novosibirsk. The
competition is aimed at promoting tea culture in Siberia, launching a
propaganda campaign of healthy life style and strengthening ties
between tea clubs in Russia.
A director of a club in Novosibirsk told the correspondent of National
News Agency that the competition would be devoted to Chinese tea
tradition and held in three stages. The first selecting stage will take
into account the aesthetics of making tea, the beauty of the process
and fragrance and taste. Five tea makers will compete in the second
stage. In the final stage, two candidates for the victory will
demonstrate an arbitrary programme of tea ceremony. The winner will be
awarded a prize, a trip for two persons to china to attend master-class
in tea ceremony. Any person can take part in the competition. And the
organizers believe that the participants will arrive in Novosibirsk
from all corners of the country.
cooperation: Urgent issues ...
A meting of the Russian delegation was held on the 19 October ahead of
the meeting of the intergovernmental Russian-Indian commission on
trade, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation. The meeting was
chaired by the head of Russian delegation, Deputy Prime Minister
The gathering listened to reports on bilateral relations, bilateral
talks on Russia’s entry to the World Trade Organization,
issues linked with promoting inter-bank cooperation and cooperation in
agriculture and other areas. The head of Agriculture
Ministry’s food and processing department S. N. Seregin
examined Russian-Indian cooperation in tea area. He pointed that the
volume of tea imports from India had fallen recently and Agricultural
Ministry believes that this could be overcome only if the Indian tea
producers step up their activity in promoting Indian tea and launch an
advertising campaign in Russia. At the same time S.N. Seregin commented
on India’s request, which has been made more than once, about
the reviving of customs tariffs for imported tea as a part of
forthcoming Russia’s entry to the WTO. He noted that existing
customs duties were adequate and had met the interests of local tea
producers. The gathering was informed that the Finance Ministries had
agreed on the expansion of the area where clearing rupee of the two
countries is being used. The forth coming meeting of the
intergovernmental commission is expected to confirm the possibility of
using clearing-rupees in Russian investments in real sector of the
Green coffee imports
enjoy tax-free status… ...
Coffeetea.ru has become aware that Interdepartmental Commission on
protection measures in foreign trade and customs and tariffs policy
chaired by German Gref decided to reduce customs duties for green
coffee from 5% to 0% at its meeting on Wednesday. The move meets the
interests of both local coffee producers and transnational companies
that built enterprises for processing green tea in Russia.
Tea plantations in
Sochi end harvesting… ...
Tea plucking in the Sochi is near completion. Tea producers have
gathered over 1250 tons of leaves, 40 tons more than that of last year.
Entrepreneurs and experts displayed keen interest in Sochi tea at the
Golden Autumn-2005 agricultural and industrial exhibition. Tea tasters
noted the high quality taste of the most northern tea and compared it
with the best foreign samples.
on tea ...
An international seminar on “Tea in Russia; Comparison with
the world tea market; Technology” was held at the National
Hotel in Moscow on the 14th of October. Seminar was organized with the
assistance of Coffee and Tea in Russia magazine and the Association of
Rusteacoffee. The General sponsors of the seminar were IMA* Company,
“Krasnogorskleksredctva” Company and
The seminar was focussed on issues that are especially interesting for
experts in the tea sector. The general director of the Association of
Rusteacoffee Ramaz Chanturia outlined the current situation on the
Russian tea market and focused on its trends and prospects for its
development in his speech to the seminar.
The manager of “Krasnogorskleksredctva” Company,
Vyacheslav Malik examined trends linked with consumer expectation in
innovation and convenience in preparing tea. In his speech on Fruit,
herbal and functional tea in the world; Trends; and New opportunities
he examined the trends that have built up in tea markets in Europe and
the United States in the past ten years. The study shows a stable
consumer interest in a wide range of drinks, and tough border of
classical black tea is wiping off. The conclusion by Vyacheslav Malik
confirms the fact that though black tea remains traditional in Russia,
there is a growing interest in alternative drinks in the country. This
meets trends that have already fully developed in Europe.
The vice-president of IMA Tea Company, Coffee & Beverage
Division, Italy, Klaus Peters devoted his report to the possibilities
of packaging and focussed on promoting packaging machinery. He listed
the basic types of disposable tea bags and pointed to a wide range of
possibilities in contemporary packaging for both producers and
The report by vice-president of the company Schoeller&Hoesch,
USA-Germany, Dante Parini was devoted to the types of filter papers,
trends on the market and new technology of its production and use.
Comparing the characteristics of filter-paper markets in several
countries, he noted that the Russian market had been the fast growing
one and occupied the fourth place in countries that use these papers.
After delivering reports to the conference, the participants discussed
various issues with enthusiasm. According to organizers of the
conference, about 80 experts in tea from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Ukraine, Italy, Germany and the United States attended the gathering.
Orimi Traid is among
Russia’s 200 largest private companies ...
Orimi Traid Tea Company in St. Petersburg has been ranked among
Russia’s 200 largest private companies that has been annually
and published by the Forbes magazine after regular research. In
compiling the rating experts examined the activity of private
companies, representatives of the economy’s real sector,
shares that have no access for foreign investor, in short, that are not
being places on the stock exchange. The ranking was made by taking into
account the volume of realization of products and services. Analysts
concluded that Russia’s private companies grow faster than
the country’s economy.
Last year, enterprises with $100 million and more turnovers were
included in the Forbes rating. This year, the lower level of rating was
$170 million. Orimi Trade achieved a turnover of $150 million in 2003,
and this grew to $180 million next year, and this made it possible for
it to occupy the 187 place on the list. The company has invested $40
million in technology and equipment for its Nevskoe Porogi factory this
year and another $25 million for the realization of production capacity
expansion programme. Consequently, the total investment by the company
in local tea sector has been $65 million this year. Orimi Traid
produces tea under the trademarks of “Princess
Nuri”, “Princess Java”,
“Princess Gita” and “Princess
Kandy” and coffee “Jockey”,
“Regal”, “Magic Plantation” and
Service reports ...
Federal Customs Service, FCS has published a report about the structure
of goods imported from the former Soviet republics and far abroad.
Concerning coffee and tea it notes that imports of coffee (physical
volume) from far abroad increased 30.1% in January-August 2005 compared
with the same period of 2004, while imports of tea (physical volume)
from the other member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent
States grew 28.7%.
Reportedly, Russia’s foreign trade volume was $212 billion in
January-August 2005, an increase by 34% compared with the same period
of the last year. Russia’s exports in the first eight months
of the year were $152 billion, an increase by 36% compared to the same
period of 2004. Russia imported $60 billion worth of goods in
January-August 2005, an increase of 29.1% compared to the same period
last year. Imports from the far abroad was $47.9, a growth of 35.4% and
from the other CIS member countries was $12.1, an increase by 9.2%
From the materials of Rbc.ru
Coffeetea.ru has become aware that FCS abolished the decree of State
Customs Committee No.755 dated 30th June 2004 that established
indicative prices for tea and coffee and the level of competency of
customs posts by the decree of FCS No. 909 on the 30th of September. At
the time decree No. 755 provoked many debates nevertheless, its
implementation played a favourable role in fighting against
inappropriate declaration of imported goods. The new decree provides
for the declaration of the price of goods as the owner thinks best in
the absence of indicative prices. The association of Rusteacoffee told
Coffeetea.ru that new procedure of work would be established. Under the
decree, after the abolition of indicative prices all decisions on the
acceptance of one or the other price will be taken by a concrete
customs post. FCS will issue a decree that will establish list of codes
for goods that are in the zone of risk, and will thoroughly follow the
trustworthiness of declaration of goods, included in the list.
According to Rusteacoffee, FCS includes tea and coffee in the category
of risk, and they will be put on the list. This means that the form of
control of trustworthiness in declaration will be changed, but there
will be no relaxation in control.
Conference on tea in
Hanzhou gathers experts ...
The first international conference on Tea sponsored by the relevant
associations and the government bodies of China ended in Hanzhou on
Friday. It discussed following urgent topics:
Trends in the development of the world tea market;
Peculiarities in consumption of tea in the countries that import it and
their quarantine demands;
Production of economically friendly and organic tea;
Strategy of marketing in tea industry; Useful qualities of tea and the
health of nation; and Mutual ties among culture, economics and tea.
The general-director of the Association of Rusteacoffee Ramaz Chanturia
presented a report to the conference on the situation on the tea market
of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and its prospects.
He gave the latest statistical figures linked to the Russian market and
characterized its current trends and prospects for promoting it.
According to R. Chanturia, Russian tea business community worries
seriously the position of the Russian officials who hold talks on
Russia’s entry to the WTO. He also insisted on the need for
focusing on the promotion of tea among youth and the development of a
conception to this end. Ramaz Chanturia proposed to hold an
international conference devoted to innovation in tea propaganda area.
Among the participants of the conference were representatives of the
tea producing countries and tea consuming countries in the world.
Officials of Russia’s Lucky Choice Company and a Belarus
company that plans to engage in tea business shortly attended the
Production of tea in
the first eight months of the year increased but coffee drinks fell ...
According to Rosstat, 8.4 thousands
of natural high-quality packaged
tea was produced in August, an increase by 29% compared to the similar
period last year. Production grew 2.4% in August compared to July this
year. The comparison of production in the first eight months of this
year with the same period last year shows an increase of 24.2%.
The production of coffee drinks in August 2005 is estimated at 79
thousand tons, 12.2% less than that of August last year, but 64% more
than the volume produced in July 2005. The comparison of coffee
production in January-August of last year and this year shows a fall in
production of coffee drinks by 19.4%.
Preference for Ceylon
tea remains unchanged ...
Rumours spread among the participants of the Russian tea market last
week that Sri Lanka was excluded from the list of exporting countries
that enjoy tariff preferences in Russia. Such a move would have
complicated doing businesses by the companies that import tea from Sri
Lanka. The alarming news started to spread after a subdivision of
Russia’s Federal Customs Service charged full tariff last
week referring to an order No.721 dated 09.08.2005 by FCS. This means
that there is every reason for worry the participants of the Russian
tea market. In response to a request by Coffeetea.ru to explain the
situation Rusteacoffee general-director Ramaz Chanturia said:
“At present tariff preferences for goods from Sri Lanka
continues to be in force, and one can be convinced by reading the
supplement to the FCS order No.721”. Usually preferences are
being given to developing, under developed or friendly nations as a
gesture of good will of the state that offers them. The canceling of
the preferences is a quite tough measure that is used to exert pressure
in case of serious political or economic conflicts broke out between
the two countries.
As far as I know trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Sri
Lanka develops constructively. But there could be unexpected turning
points during the final stage of bilateral negotiations on
Russia’s entry to WTO. Nevertheless, we hope no serious
contradictions between the two countries will appear”.
By the time we prepared the news item for the Coffeetea.ru web site we
were informed that the customs post that charged full tariff for Ceylon
tea has admitted its mistake and returned money to the suffered
Tea and Coffee Autumn
in Hamburg ...
The 8th world tea and coffee exhibition was staged in Hamburg, Germany
between the 11th and the 13th of September, and the traditional
symposiums on coffee and tea were held as a part of it. A wide range of
topics were discussed at the symposiums. Among these were topics from
the current situation on the world coffee and tea markets to the
methods of production of raw materials, preparation, special equipment
and the quality control of water for preparing these drinks. About 400
companies engaged in importing, distributing, packaging coffee and tea,
roasting coffee, exporting raw coffee and tea, brokers, producers of
equipment and accessory from more than 140 countries took part in the
exhibition. Various presentations, competitions and tasting were held
as a part of the exhibition. Russia was represented by Russky Product
Company and the Coffee and Tea of Russia magazine. The sponsors of the
exhibition Tea & Coffee Trade Journal and Tea & Coffee
Asia noted that the representatives of tea and coffee sector of Russia
and the other CIS countries had shown growing interest in the
exhibition in the past years.
The representatives of many local companies as well as from the former
Soviet republics attended the exhibition as guests. Both official and
informal meetings were held during the exhibition. Bernhard Rothfos,
partner of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe gave a dinner in the honour of its
friends and partners and the Association of East African high quality
coffee organized a cruise in the river of Elbe with a visit to the port
Coffee, Tea and
“World Foods” ...
World Food 2005 International exhibition of foods and drinks will be
held at the Expocentre in Krasnaya Presnaya from the 20th to 23rd
World Food Moscow, which is organized by ITE Company has been held
since 1992 and is the largest and highly respected traditional
international food exhibition in Russia. According to Russian
Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeev, 14-year period is not a short time
but undoubtedly this is a conformation of its prestige and
The visitors of World Food 2005 that specialized in tea and coffee will
get an excellent opportunity of acquainting the varieties of the
products of tea and coffee. Among the participants of this area will be
more than 70 tea companies, over 50 companies engaged in the production
and selling of coffee, 13 companies that produce coffee drinks and 10
companies that offer coffee machines.
Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with the representatives of
mass media devoted to coffee and tea at the stall No. 814 in the first
hall of the 2nd pavilion and get any information about the Coffee and
Tea in Russia magazine, The Planet of Coffee and Tea newspaper and also
specialized informative web site www.coffeetea.ru
from materials in World-food.ru
FCS: Coffee and tea imports for the fist 7 months of the year ...
Russia’s imports increased
in the first seven months of the
year 29.9% and up to $51.4 billion compared with the same period last
year. This includes $10.5 billion worth of imports (growth of 9.1%)
from the Commonwealth of Independent States and imports from other
foreign countries worth of $40.9 billion (growth of 35.3%). The press
service of Russia’s Federal Customs Service gave these
details to the news agency MFD-InfoTSentr. Concerning coffee and tea
FCS said that coffee imports (physical volume) had increased 28.1%
during the first seven months compared with the same period of the last
year, while the tea imports (physical volume) from the CIS countries
grew by 41.7%.
Moscow will hold an
exhibition and fair on “Tea, Coffee and
A two-day thematic exhibition of “Tea, Coffee and Grocery
will start at the Mosprodyarmarka exhibition areas on the 22nd of
September. Among the invitees to the display are producers and
suppliers of tea, coffee and grocery and processing enterprises from
many Russian regions. This will give an opportunity to Moscow shops to
study new offers they are interested in and hold talks with the
producers on direct deliveries.
The exhibition and fair will help to coordinate the interests of the
producers, science and the developers of equipment in the sector. The
representatives from scientific institutes have also been invited.
Their new developments, technologies, advanced equipment and prospects
for the development of the sector will undoubtedly be interesting for
the participants of the display.
Rusteacoffee on the
outcome of the Russian-Indian meeting ...
The 11th session of the Russian-Indian working group on trade and
economic cooperation under the intergovernmental commission was held in
Moscow and discussed issues linked with tea trade. India wished that
Russia reviews its customs policy in tea supplies and protects
geographical names of tea (Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri). The two
sides also discussed other issues too. The final document includes the
Indian side’s requests and commentaries by the Russian side
to them. The Russian side said that it had considered the customs
tariffs in force are adequate and meet the interests of local
producers. To increase the Indian tea exports to Russia it recommended
the Indian side to cooperate actively with the Rusteacoffee journal by
launching an advertising campaign to restore the image of Indian tea in
Russia. Coffeetea.ru asked the Association of Rusteacoffee to comment
on the outcome of the meeting. The general-director of the Association
Ramaz Chanturia noted that customs and tariff regulation remain the key
issue in tea trade area. This confirms talks on Russia’s bid
for the membership of the World Trade Organization where, according to
well-informed sources, India raises the question of lowering Russian
customs duties for tea products.
According to R. Chanturia, the association is worried that at the talks
on WTO membership Russian officials do not take into account the
position of Russian producers by discussing the lowering of tariffs by
two times. Several years ago local and foreign producers started
implementing large investment projects to organize new enterprises in
the Russian tea industry or modernize them. According to
“Rusteacoffee” Association, investors have spent
more then $200 million to this end. The investors are worried that
owing to uncoordinated action at the talks on WTO entry decisions might
be taken contradictory to the Russian government’s policy of
strengthening local production base and supporting local business.
R. Chanturia also said that the Rusteacoffee Association would make an
appeal of the participants of the Russian tea business to the
government structures. The association plans to insist on the
inadmissibility of revising the customs tariff policy in tea trade.
Tea and coffee in
In the first six months of the year, 39 million rubles worth of tea and
coffee shipments were sent to Bashkortostan. According to the
“Basinform” news agency, this is an increase by
1.3% compared to the same period last year though the index of
industrial production of tea and coffee was 98%. The reason is that
price of these products increased in the first six months of the year.
The lion’s share of the production volume comes to Teastan
joint stock Company that produced 593 tons of tea in the first half of
the year, 2% less than the last year’s figure. The company
realized products worth of 38.1 million during this period.
Blues Coffee sold
unprofitable Blues Transit… ...
The opening of a prestigious coffee-house in the Gostiny Dvor has been
proved to be unprofitable for the coffee roasting enterprise Blues
Coffee on the Moscow suburbs. The coffee-house Blues Transit was sold
in the mid August and decided to focus on promoting coffee in special
retail sale departments. The partners of the market cast doubt that the
presence of a single coffee-house will stimulate the sale of the
product of the main business. Concerning the sale of the Blues Transit
the general director of Blues Coffee, Igor Khramov said: “We
opened a coffee-house in the Gostiny Dvor late 2002 and hoped it will
promote our main business. But the image making enterprise proved to be
unprofitable and we decided to sell it”. According to I.
Khramov, the company is now focused on promoting retail sale. The
general manager said: “We will organize special departments
in shops and expand the assortment and will start to sell tea
Conditions of import
of coffee mixtures to Russia will change… ...
Coffeetea.ru has come to know from sources close to the federal customs
service of the Russian Federation that the procedures of coffee imports
to the country may change shortly. This will be applicable to 3 in 1
and 2 in 1 soluble coffee mixtures.
It is expected to take steps to prevent lowering of customs price of
imported soluble coffee mixtures during the declaration at the customs.
Association of Rusteacoffee explained Coffeetea.ru that most likely the
FCS will establish control indexes and customs bodies will orient on
them in determining the customs price of importing 3 in 1 and 2 in 1
soluble coffee mixtures.
We are оп vacation from 30.07.04 up to 29.08.30.04.
See you soon, dear friends!
FSFM suspends the
emission of bonds by Russkii Produkt”… ...
Russia’s Federal service
for Financial Markets suspended the
emission of bonds of the fourth series worth of 440 million rubles by
the Russkii Produkt Company on the 9th of June. The move was taken
following a violation by the company of the security emission standards
and the registration of securities’ brochures. The company
failed to assure that it meets the demands for revealing information on
the news reel, the Internet, in the mass media publications and the
supplement to the Vestnik of the FSFM.
Report on tea and
coffee imports in the first four months of 2005 has been
Federal Customs Service has released a report on the imports of basic
products in the first four months of the year. The report says that
coffee imports increased to 11.2 thousand tons from 9.9 thousand tons
compared to the same period last year. In terms of money coffee imports
grew to $19 millions from $12.8 millions in the same period of 2004.
There is a growth in tea imports too. Tea imports rose to 59 thousand
tons from 56.8 thousand tons in January-April 2005 compared to the same
period last year, and in terms of money this is a growth from $102.1
millions to $105.3 millions.
Joint project of
Starbucks and Montana Coffee… ...
The American Starbucks chain enters the Russian coffee market. This has
been anticipated and the world famous coffee-house chain launched its
first quite small project. Since last week, Starbucks coffee has been
supplied to the Renaissance Hotel and Montana Coffee
Company’s hotel. The project was announced on the 1st of June
and among the guests who attended the presentation were US Commerce
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, American Ambassador to Moscow Alexander
Vershbow, president of the American chamber of commerce in Russia
Andrew Somers, the president of Starbucks in Europe and Northern Africa
Julio Gutierrez, the president of Montana Coffee Company Alexander
Malchik, journalists and several representatives of the Starbucks
Orimi Trade Company
wins medals at the international tea competition… ...
St. Petersburg-based Orimi Trade
company won two gold, four silver and a bronze medal at the
international tea competition held as a part of the 3rd International
Tea and Coffee Festival on the Vasilievsky Pusk near Red Square between
the 20th and the 22nd of May.
The competition involving 13 Russian and foreign companies was held in
16 nominations that cover all kinds of tea, which are being offered to
the Russian consumers. The jury was consisted of leading tea experts in
Russia. Tea tasting was conducted under international regulations, and
the tasters knew nothing about the origin of samples they tasted. And
the jury’s assessment is quite reasonable. The competition
commission awarded gold, silver and bronze medals, diploma certificates
and three-degree badges on the results of tasting.
Orimi Trade presented 11 kinds of black tea and green tea under the
Princess Nuri and Princess Java trade marks. Eight out of them won
Coffee is popular in
Coffee is popular in Kazakhstan. According to an opinion poll conducted
by MMI* in September 2004, 75.8% residents of Kazakhstan consume
Coffee is a drink that consumes daily. Almost half the population,
48.5% drinks coffee once a day or more often. And 55.2 % prefers to
drink granulated soluble coffee, 32.7% drinks powdered soluble coffee
and the rest likes ground natural coffee. Among the coffee lovers 61.3
percent of respondents have never drank ground coffee and only 5.3%
drinks natural coffee daily. Sublimated soluble coffee and mixed coffee
are popular among 5.7% and 3.0% respondents respectively. This means,
residents of Kazakhstan prefer soluble coffee, powder, granule, crystal
or mixed-coffee drinks, to ground natural coffee.
Reportedly, the third
world tea and coffee festival was held ...
on the Vasilievsky Pusk near the Kremlin from May 20 to 22. Russian and
foreign companies that produce and process tea and coffee participated
Among the participants of the festival were about 100 leading Russian
tea and coffee companies and sectors linked to this business and
foreign companies basically from tea and coffee producing countries.
Indonesia was presented at the festival.
For the first time “Russia’s most popular
tea” competition was held as a part of the festival.
“The fairyland of childhood” was traditionally
organized for small children who attended the festival, reported
Mosinform. Speaking at the closing ceremony before the final concert
deputy speaker of the Lower House of Russian parliament Vladimir
Zhirinovsky described tea and coffee as products that unite people.
Later he left the scene to watch the display and distribute tea from a
company that took part in the festival.
growth in Russia’s coffee market will be between 3-5% ...
The coffee consumption in Russia,
which is famed for its tea lovers,
will grow by 3-5% a year until 2007, and the rate of growth in high
quality brands will be significantly higher. The representatives of
coffee area made this forecast. The consumption of coffee in Russia
grew by 10-15% a year from 1999 through 2001, but in 2002 it reduced to
6-8%. The growth was 5% in 2003 and next year it fell to 3%.
“The phase of intensive growth in the Russian coffee market
has ended”, said Ramaz Chanturiya, general director of the
Russian association of tea and coffee producers, Rusteacoffee.
Moscow outlines the
strategy of promoting coffee and tea market… ...
An international conference devoted
to the strategy of promoting
Russian tea and coffee market was held at the International Industrial
Academy, IIA in Moscow on the consumption of these products in the
world and Russia. It was sponsored by Russia’s Agriculture
Ministry and federal agency for Agriculture,
“Rusteacoffee” association and the IIA.
The chancellor-president of the IIA V.A. Butkovsky opened the
conference and the deputy head of the federal agency for agriculture,
V. G. Kaishev conveyed greetings to the participant by Agriculture
Minister A.V. Gordeev. The other guests who greeted the gathering were
president of “Rusteacoffee” association U.G.
Steiman, Indian ambassador to Russia, K. Sibal, minister and trade
councilor at the Chinese embassy in Moscow V. Jiongwen, Vietnamese
ambassador to Moscow N.V. Ngan and Kenyan ambassador to Russia M.K.
Mitiri. The general-director of “Rusteacoffee”,
R.O. Chanturiya presented the basic report on the situation on the
Russian tea and coffee market and its prospects. Mai
Company’s general-director I.V Lisinenko spoke about the
Russian tea market and the expectations of consumers. The president of
Montana Coffee holding A. Malchik devoted his report to the present
tendencies in the production and consumption of coffee and general
director of national fund for protecting consumers, A. Ya. Kalinin
informed about steps taken to prevent the counterfeit and bad-quality
products from penetrating into the tea and coffee consumer market.
Marketing director of the Ahmad Tea Company, A. Alekseev examined the
structuring of the Russian tea marker into categories and segments. The
head of the department of the Scientific Research Institute in Food
Industry and Russian Academy of Agriculture, T. M. Logvinchuk reported
to the conference about the state of normative base in tea and coffee
standardization and the director of the Business Analytics Company, A.
R. Sterlin presented the results of a comprehensive study of the
Russian coffee market and its trends. The head of the laboratory of the
Institute of Food of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, S. A.
Khotimchenko devoted the report to problems in healthy food and
nourishing properties of tea and coffee.
Coffee and tea
supplies to Russia grow ...
A report by the federal customs service says that coffee imports to
Russia grew 0.4 thousand tons in the first quarter of the year and
reached to 8.1 thousand tons compared to the same period of the last
year, and in terms of money this is a rise of $4 million from $9.5
million of 2004.
Tea imports show a growth of 0.3 thousand tons in the same period from
42.9 thousand tons of the last year, and in terms of money this is an
increase of $1.1 million from $77.4 million of 2004.
Sapsan rejects loyalty
to Unilever ...
The group of tea companies, Sapsan announced on the 6th of May that it
will abrogate its agreement on distribution with Unilever CIS Company
from the 6th of June and remove the products of Unilever
Company’s trademark from assortments of the of the group in
Moscow and St. Petersburg.
According to its representative, the policy of the Unilever CIS Company
has turned the work of distributors to unprofitable from low-profitable
and Sapsan believes that further cooperation with the company is
economically inexpedient. Commenting on the situation general director
of the Rusteacoffee association, Ramaz Chanturiya noted that the move
might significantly change the balance of strength on the local tea
market since the Sapsan group is one of the leading distributors of tea
products of the Unilever Company.
Coffeetea.ru site will inform its visitors about further developments.
Swedish Cup” ...
Scandinavian fund buys coffee-houses in St. Petersburg
Trigon Direct Investments fund managed by the Scandinavian bank of
Trigon Capital Group announced on the eve about the purchasing of the
control packet of the Ideal Cup coffee-house chain in St. Petersburg.
The market partners describe the deal as unprecedented for the Russian
The representatives of the Ideal Cup chain and Trigon Capital Group
signed an agreement under which the investment fund buys 85% shares of
the company. The representative of the fund Joachim Hellenius told the
Moscow-based daily Vedomosti that Ideal Cup is the second largest
coffee-house chain in the country. He hopes the consumption of coffee
in Russian cities will sharply increase in the next few years. The
Ideal Cup chain founder Anna Matveeva confirmed the report about the
deal and added that she had kept the rest of the shares for herself.
She said that the company had long searched for investors. She hopes
the deal will help the company to develop fast. Anna Matveeva will stay
as the director of the company.
The reason for the
The reason for the growth in demand for coffee is the fact that
restaurants helps to increase the natural coffee segment. Russian
coffee market grew 4% last year and was estimated at 108 thousand tons.
Natural coffee consumption shows fastest growing with 9%, while soluble
coffee and instant coffee drinks grew about 3% only. The coffee market
dealers estimate the natural coffee segment at $150 million and believe
that it will grow further with the popularity of restaurants.
The general director of the Rusteacoffee association Ramaz Chanturia
forecasts that the growth in the coffee market will be basically
guaranteed by natural coffee.
Partners in tea
industry meet on the emerald island ...
In response to an invitation by the Sri Lankan ministers of foreign
affairs and plantations a delegation of Rusteacoffee Association paid
an official visit to Sri Lanka last week. It included the
representatives of TD Grand Company and the Sapsan group of companies.
They met with the Tea Board chairman Niraj de Mel and the leading Sri
Lankan companies engaged in the production and export of Ceylon tea.
The Russian businessmen met with the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister and
the Plantations Minister. They also had a meeting at the Russian-Sri
Lankan Business Council.
The two sides discussed issues that broach the interests of both Russia
and Sri Lanka and examined the ways to settle several complicated
situations and prospects for cooperation in tea trading.
Russian coffee market
continues to grow stably ...
A report by the ACNielsen Market Research Company released recently
shows this. The study says that the rise in coffee price forecast by
several experts last year proved to be quite modest. The increase in
prices in none of the categories, natural, soluble and instant coffee
drinks did not exceed the annual inflation rate and the prices even
fell in some categories.
The volume of sale in weight grew 4% compared with 2003. The growth in
the segments of soluble coffee and instant coffee drinks was 3%, while
in natural coffee in beans and ground was 9%. Though there is a growth
in the consumption of natural coffee Russians like soluble coffee more.
The share of soluble coffee in the overall sale, including instant
coffee drinks is about 83% and the rest is natural coffee.
Consumer in search for quality ...
The spread of coffee culture in Russia and gradual growth of revenues,
consequently growing demand of the local consumer have promoted the
coffee market, especially the soluble coffee. However, the market grows
owing to the fact that the Russian consumer gradually turn to costly
segment by rejecting the cheap ones, which are not always quality
products, rather than the increase in volume.
The consumption of coffee in Russia is lower than that in other
countries. An average resident of Finland consumes about 9 kg of coffee
a year, Germany - 8 kg, France - 5 kg and the United States - 4 kg.
This index in Moscow and other large cities is 1 kg but the consumption
is less than this figure in the country as a whole.
petrol stations ...
A joint project of Faeton holding and the Ideal Cup chain to organize
coffee-houses at the petrol stations has been proved to be
unsuccessful. The director handling the strategic development of the
Ideal Cup Company Victor Dorogostaisky says: “Last year three
cafes, two under the trademark “On Wheels” at the
stations Aero and Faeton and one under the trademark “Ideal
Cup” at another Aero station were opened”. The
Ideal Cup caf? had usual assortment, coffee, tea, juices and pastries.
The caf? “on the wheels” had less drinks but
offered more food, including sandwiches and pizza. These cafes offered
food for the consumption off the premises. According to Victor
Dorogostaisky, these cafes were forced to close owing to poor
attendance, sometimes about 25-30 people visited the caf? a day instead
of expected 150. One reason for poor attendance is the fact that
clients of the caf? are limited to those who visit the patrol station
and the progress of the caf? is directly depends on that of the
station. Another reason is that all three cafes were on the second
floor of the stations and this made the situation more complicated. The
deputy head of the Faeton’s commercial management, Andrei
Grigrovsky believes that the failure is linked with the unproductive
menu: clients at the petrol stations prefer bread with a sausage to
participate in the Italian cuisine chain boom ...
The owner of the “Coffee House” chain Timur
Khairutdinov has become the franchisee of Pizza Hut. His company
“the system of fast food 2003” has opened two
“Pizza Hut” in Moscow and plans to open another 15
in four years. This is the third project designed to promote the
Italian concept on the restaurant market in Moscow in the past three
never supplied such coffee to Russia…” ...
An official to the regional
department of state trade inspection told
the correspondent of IAREGNUM that 10 kilograms of counterfeit soluble
coffee worth of 9 100 rubles were rejected in the Sverdlov region. The
officials of the department discovered Nescafe Red Cup soluble coffee
in the powder form during an inspection. They were told that V. Le G
Richard. Milano Company produces the coffee. But the jar contained
neither the date of production nor the address of the organization that
receives complaints. In response to a request by the department the
owner of the trademark said that the company had never supplied such
coffee to Russia because it was not designed for selling in the Russian
Federation and consequently, this trademark does not legally exist in
the country. The department ordered the traders to stop selling the
counterfeit coffee. The officials who were responsible for the
receiving and realization of the coffee were subjected to
Fast food making
factory will be built on the Moscow suburbs ...
A factory for the production of fast food, confectionary and refreshing
drinks and tea and coffee packaging will be built in the Serpukhovsk
district of the Moscow region. Moscow regional government approved the
relevant decision on Wednesday. A Vietnamese company, DHV-S
(Trademark-Rollton) (realizes the investment project. It has been
registered in the Serpukhovsk district with 100% foreign capital. It
plans to invest about $30 million dollars to realize the project. The
capacity of the facility is up to 66 250 tons of fast food and up to
1800 tons of packaged tea a year. A correspondent to IA REGNUM says
that the factory will create 2 000 new jobs with an average salary of
about 15 000 Rubles a month.
Moscow selects the
most popular tea… ...
An international competition on tea starts on the 18th of April and
will continue through the 19th of May. According to the organizers of
the competition, it is aimed at selecting the most popular tea in
Russia. Since the popularity of tea depends on its price the organizers
decided to hold the competition in three sections. These three are the
price of 100 grams of tea is between 10 and 25 rubles, between 25 and
35 and between 35 and 50. Black, green and packaged tea will contest.
Starbucks holds talks
with Arkady Novikov… ...
The world’s largest coffee house chain, Starbucks holds talks
with the famous restaurant Arkady Novikov. These talks will be
difficult for Novikov since Arpikom holding, Rosinter, Perekreostok and
several other players claim for the right to develop the American
network in Russia.
When several sources informed that Starbucks was holding talks with
Arkady Novikov press secretary of his company, Ekaterina Drozdova
confirmed the news and added that the two sides had been holding talks
since late last year. Drozdova said that the two sides had not achieved
any result. She refused to make any further comments. Starbucks head
office could neither confirm nor deny the information and cited that
the company had no desire to comment on its entry to the Russian
The EU exports
agricultural products to Russia… ...
An agreement that regulates the procedures of agricultural product
exports to Russia from the European Union was signed in Brussels on
Thursday. Press service of the European Commission told the RIA Novosti
news agency that the head of the federal service in charge of
veterinary and phytosanitary control, Rosselkhoznadzor, Sergei Dankvert
and European commissar for healthcare and the consumer protection
Marcos Kiprianu signed the document. Russia insisted that the EU
introduced a single phytosanitary certificate from the 1st of April for
the products, which will be supplied to the country by EU members with
improved level of protection against falsification.
Coffee imports to
Russia rise, while tea falls ...
Federal customs service has said that the imports of coffee rose in
January to 2.4 thousand tons in January 2005 from 2.3 thousand tons in
January last year. This is an increase of $700 000 from $2.6 million in
2004. Tea imports in this period show a fall down to 14.3 thousand tons
from 14.5 thousand tons. The price of imported tea reduced to $24.7
million from $26.2 million.
Azerbaijan forecasts a
tea harvest of up to 1200 tons this year ...
Trend news agency, the Agriculture Ministry of Azerbaijan says that the
tea plantations in the country is estimated at 3.7 thousand hectares
and it plans to improve the production in the region by acquiring new
varieties from other countries, using advanced planting technology and
exchanging experience. It gives priority to assisting farmers in the
regions for the promotion of tea production. To this end seminars and
conferences sponsored by international organizations are being held
regularly. The last seminar on tea-growing was sponsored by the German
society for technical assistance, GTZ in Zagatap. Azeri Agriculture
Ministry emphasized that an agency that gives loans to farmers,
including those who are engaged in tea production would start to
function under the ministry shortly. Last year, Azerbaijan produced
1048 tons of tea.
Coffee and Tea in Russia
magazine’s status is confirmed as a
serious and unbiased ...
The editorial board of the Tea and Coffee in Russia magazine has lately
received a letter from the All-Russian Institute of Scientific and
Technical Information of the Academy of Sciences, ARISTI and Ministry
of Industry, Science and Technology and they confirmed the fact that
journal has been included in the list of synopsis journals and the
institute’s data base.
Information about the magazine will be annually published in the
“Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory”,
international handbook of periodic magazines and ongoing publications.
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Russian and world community with scientific and technical information
on the issues in exact, natural and technical sciences since 1952. Its
activity covers the local and foreign achievements in following areas:
mathematics, mechanics, biology, medicine, earth science (geography,
geophysics, geology, mining, environmental protection), physics,
astronomy, chemistry and chemical technology, information technology,
automation and computer engineering, radio electronics and electrical
engineering, energy, metallurgy, transport and machine building,
economics and complex inter-industry problems.
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intergovernmental exchange of scientific and technical information
among the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States
and also the leading organization in the State System of Scientific and
Technical Information of Russia.
Moscow teashop will be
decorated in gold ...
Restores in Moscow are close to end the reconstruction of a unique
monument of architecture, Tea House in the Myasnitskaya. The famous
teashop has been under restoration in the past few years. The restorers
have done most of the work by hand. The last part is the gilded dragons
that fearlessly gaze at the restorers. The teahouse was named as
Chinese lacquered box. The restorers had to work very hard to return
the original appearance to the 100-years-old building.
According to the technical director of the restoration and construction
company Sergei Volkov, they found the original colours and restore
everything according to them.
The house of the tea trader Perlov was designed by architectures Klein
and Gippius and is an almost lost monument. The leaking ceiling and
floor have been covered with fungus for decades and the countless
cosmetic repairs could hide this only. Restores say that they could
save wooden parts of the decor and original paintings. It takes long
time for paintings to get dry and one layer is insufficient too, says
art restorer Ekaterina Matetskaya. Some elements had to cover with gold
leaf by hand as in the past. The beautiful facade - moulded snakes,
dragons, umbrellas and lamps- had to restore by hand too. Restorers
could save a large part of the intricate ornament but the rest has lost
forever. According to Sergei Volkov, parts of intricate decor and
ceramics were lost but were restored using old forms. Many people from
other cities of the country arrived in Moscow to see the teahouse in
Myasnitskaya and buy tea. The shop sold quality tea and fragrant coffee
Arabica even when there was an acute shortage of these items in the
country. Restores plan to end the work late March.
The teahouse will surprise people with its exotic appearance. When the
restoration work ends in the interior halls the most famous Moscow shop
that sold colonial goods will welcome buyers and wonderful fragrant of
fresh coffee will spread across the Myacnitskaya street.
Russky Product Company plans
to issue 4th edition of corporate bonds
worth of 440 million rubles ...
Russky Product Company plans to issue 4th edition of corporate bonds
worth of 440 million rubles. A statement released by the company says
that the board of directors made the relevant decision on the 21st
February. The issue consists of 440 thousand bonds each worth of one
thousand rubles and will be placed on the Moscow Currency Exchange at
nominal rate. The term of circulation is two years. The stake of the
first coupon will be determined in a competition during the circulation
and the stake of second and fourth coupons will be equal to the first
one’s stake, and the stake of the succeeding coupons will be
determined by the emittance.
Russky Product is a leading producer of food stuffs on the Russian
market and it embraces Koloss, Moscow Experimental industrial complex
that produces concentrated products, Moscow food producing complex,
Supermak macaroni factory, Detchinksy vegetable concentrates producing
factory, company that produces RUSCAFE coffee, Bodrost tea, Moskovski
Kartofel chips, fast soups and Skoroeshka porridge and Gerkules oats
and barley flakes. The management belongs 70% of shares of the company
and the rest is in the hands of private shareholders.
Most likely, sublimized coffee
will be released ... Several coffee
importers again met
with obstacles at the customs in February. The reason here is that a
letter on directives for control indexes dated 25th of January 2005 and
sent by the Federal Tax Committee to the places that realizes the
FTC’s No. 450 decree dated 29th of December 2004 should
determine the fluctuating control indexes for several goods, including
packaged and loose coffee. It was found that control indexes for loose
sublimized coffee do not coincide with indicative prices of this kind
of coffee that was determined by the State Customs
Committee’s No.755 decree dated 30.06.04, which is now in
effect. The control index set for this coffee is $8.06 per unit
measurement, which is two times higher than the lower level of the
indicative price now in force. When the custom bodies started to
realize the FTC’s letter dated 25.01.2005, many importers
whose real price of goods was found to be lower than the control
indexes, met with the problem of customs clearing. The
“Rusteacoffee” association told Coffeetea.ru that
relevant consultations had been held with the FTC and a mutual
understanding had reached that customs bodies would orient to
indicative prices determined by the decree No. 755 that allows the
application of prices lower than control indexes. This means, tense
situation between the importers and customs bodies will be settled
Barista Championship: Distrust
Russia’s the three-day Barista Championship ended on the 5th
of February. In all 35 barista competed in the semifinals. They
represented 10 cities, Arkhangelsk (3 participant), Vladivostok (1),
Irkutsk (1), Kaluga (1), Krasnoyarsk (2), Moscow (19), Novosibirsk (2),
Rostov-on-Don (3), St. Petersburg (2) and Stavropol (1).
Six barista took part in the final competition and they won following
1st Place - Tatyana Elizarova (Moscow),
2nd Place - Olga Melik-Karakozova (Moscow),
3rd Place - Nataliya Vorontsova (Arkhangelsk),
4th Place - Anna Kolebakina (Arkhangelsk),
5th Place - Dmitri Sermyagin (Moscow),
6th Place - Davydova Stanislava (Moscow).
The winner, T. Elizarova will leave for the United States, Seattle to
participate in the World Championship as a part of the 17th annual
conference and exhibition of the Speciality Coffee Association of
America, SCAA. The winners of the second and third places will
represent Russia at the World Championship of latte-art (O.
Melik-Karakozova) and the World Championship of
“Coffee+Alcohol” (N. Vorontsova), which will be
held in Athens, Greece as a part of the 4th conference and exhibition
of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, SCAE. Yuri Popov won
the competition of cup tasting and will take part in the World
Championship in cup tasting in Athens in March.
Only a few experts responded to an appeal by Coffeetea.ru to comment on
the results of the championship. Some experts refused to comment saying
that they were busy at the time and had no opportunity to follow the
developments at the competition. Some others assessed the positive and
negative moments in the preparations for the competition and how it
held as fifty-fifty. Several professionals interested in promoting the
coffee speciality in Russia from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka failed to plan the presence owing to late
publication of the precise information about the dates and venue of the
championship. Originally, Russia’s barista championship was
planned as competitions that are being held in Europe and America to
popularize coffee speciality and attract the attention of consumers.
But this championship, the third in Russia, failed to overcome trends
of closed and non-transparent nature during the periods of both
preparation and publication of the results. As a result distrust and
dissatisfaction are growing among the participants of the market and
leading businessmen in the coffee speciality area. On several reasons
the leading coffee houses chains such as Kofemania, Montana Kofe and
Kofe Haus did not participate in the competition. And experts call in
question the lawfulness of the participation of teachers and students,
who have until recently been client- customer at the Barista School in
the competition at the same time. Several companies and baristas
discuss the possibility of foundation of an association independent of
SCAE. Russia’s barista championship was organized by the
SCAE’s Russian branch.
Cosmonauts appeal for sending
more space coffee the price of which is
$20 000 a kilogram ...
According to the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the
Academy of Sciences, Russian Salizhan Sharipov has appealed for sending
more space coffee to the International Space Station by the Progress-52
cargo ship. An expert at the institute said that sufficient food stuffs
had been loaded into the cargo ship that was expected to launch from
the Baikonur cosmodrome on the 28th of February. He gave no details
about the quantity but said that food would be sufficient not only for
Sharipov and American astronaut Leroy Chiao but also for the next crew
Sergei Krikalev and John Philips who will replace them late April. The
expert said that tastes and passions for food of many cosmonauts change
in the orbit. He emphasized that a person might prefer one thing on the
earth but it might irritate him in the space.
According to the expert, the technology of consumption of tea and
coffee on board the ISS is simple. Cosmonauts pour boiling water into
the content of a polymer packet and drinks using a special nipple.
Black coffee and coffee with sugar and cream are being sent to the ISS.
American astronauts like coffee without caffeine. By taking into
account the remarks by cosmonauts who visited to the ISS and the
conclusions by the experts of the Russian space agency who investigated
the reasons for a shortage of some food items in December, this time an
equal portions of Russian and American food stuffs will be sent to the
station, said the expert. According to the expert, cooks at the
enterprise in Biryulevo that has produced food for cosmonauts in the
past 40 years prepared beef and mutton with vegetables, chicken in
white sauce, four kinds of dishes from pike-perch and cottage cheese
with raisins and dry apricots. American cooks also tried to satisfy the
cosmonauts. They included Italian vegetables, rice with chicken and
with prawns, pork in acidic-sweet sauce, breast with sauce for barbeque
and vanilla pudding. Red and black caviar does not include in the
“People on the earth can indulge the crew supplying them with
these delicacy the prices of which are almost negligible compared to
the cost of delivery that is about $20 000 per kilogram”,
said the expert. According to the mission control centre near Moscow,
the station had 116 rations, 58 rations for each member of the crew on
the 7th of February and this is sufficient for two months. The cargo
ship is expected to dock with the ISS on the 2nd of March.
Six percent coffee lovers like
coffee with cognac ...
An opinion poll conducted by PRADO Marketing agency shows that
Muscovites more like soluble coffee, 76% of the respondents. In all 21%
of respondents likes natural coffee. Only 1% of the citizens give
preference to other kinds of coffee, coffee mixtures and coffee drinks.
A large share of natural coffee consumers, 57% of respondents likes
coffee beans, while 37% ground coffee. The rest usually buys both beans
and ground coffee.
Many respondents, 89% drink granulated soluble coffee, while 7%
powdered soluble coffee. Both granulated coffee and powdered soluble
coffee are in demand among 4% of Muscovites.
In all 45 % of Muscovites likes to drink coffee without adding
anything. The same number of Muscovites drinks coffee with milk, while
6% respondents drinks coffee with cognac.
The study shows that Ambassador (Sucafina S.A., Switzerland) is the
absolute leader in the consumption of natural coffee among Muscovites
23% of which buys this coffee. It is followed by: Tchibo (Tchibo GmbH,
Germany), Petr Veliky (Kuppo Company Ltd., Moscow) and 8% and 7% of
Muscovites like these trademarks respectively. Nescafe Gold, Nescafe
Classic (Nestle S.A., Switzerland) and Tchibo Exclusive (Tchibo GmbH,
Germany), are the most popular soluble coffee trademarks and they enjoy
a demand of 50%, 18% and 11% respectively among Muscovites.
Almost half the clients of the
coffeehouses in Moscow drink tea ...
Almost half the clients of the coffeehouses in Moscow drink tea...
An opinion poll conducted by NVM Marketing Company among the clients of
the coffee-houses shows that main drink that respondents order is
coffee (84% of overall number of respondents) and tea 44% of overall
number of respondents). Respondents rarely mention about hot chocolate
in their replies and its share is 3% out of overall number of
Some clients prefer to order juices too (15% of overall number of
respondents), alcohol and beer (10% of the overall number of
respondents). The consumer preference for drinks depends on seasons
too. The consumption of juices and mineral water increases by 30%-40%
Notably, during the opinion poll respondents got an opportunity to give
more than one reply to the question.
Trimming has started in tea
plantations in Krasnodar region ... Preparations for
works in spring have
started in the Tuapsy district, world’s north most tea
plantations. According to the director of the state farm, Tamara
Bagdasaryan, the plantations withstand the winter successfully. Though
winter in the region is mild this year temperatures reached 17 degrees
Celsius below zero but none of the 75 thousand bushes was frozen. Now
the trimming is underway and experts hope to collect a good harvest in
Tea ... Premium Brands U.K. Company has
opened a tea packaging factory in Electrostal. Its processing capacity
is about 60 tons of high quality tea per month. Among the officials who
attended the ceremony were members of the commissioning committee and
city administration and its controlling bodies. The first deputy head
of the administration V.A. Kostromitin emphasized that the opening of
the enterprise involving foreign capital, the 21st in the city, had
shown that Electrostal had been attractive for both local and foreign
investors. These enterprises give new jobs with deserved salaries for
the residents of the city and revenue to the city budget. With the
commissioning of the factory more than ten kinds of high quality Ceylon
tea under Royford trademark will be packed at the enterprise. Tea that
is packed at a place close to consumers preserves its flavours and
useful qualities better than that was packed in the country of its
origin. In this case it will be Electrostal tea.
Tea bag squeezer has been
invented ... Two residents of St. Petersburg have
invented a spoon for squeezing tea bags. They patented their invention
in Russia. According to Moscow-based daily MK, squeezer-spoon (see fig.
1 - spoon; 2, 3 - plate leaves; 4 - hole for the string of the tea bag)
is distinguished by a flat oblong plate connected to its handle. The
rectangular or ellipsoidal plate has been made in such a way that it
can be bent along its diametrical axis. The hole is pierced for
inserting the string of the tea bag at the bend of the plate. To
squeeze out tea from the packet it has to be pressed between the plates
after inserting the string into the hole. The spoon can be made out of
flexible plastic or soft metal and the pressing surface can be covered
with a water-repellant. Its designers took into account the possibility
of using the pressing plates for advertising purposes and left a place
to this end. The advertisers can print trade marks of the companies
that produce tea and other products or their logos.
Green tea for nerve cells ...
The extract of green tea in spirit
stimulates regeneration of neurons of the brain. This conclusion was
drawn by the experts at Kuban State University in southern Russia and
scientific and production laboratory for physiologically active
substances in Kuban and the institute of brain of the Russian Academy
of Medical Sciences. The best stimulating effect can be achieved when
the concentration of green tea extract is between 0.004%-0.006percent.
The results of the study by Krasnodar scientists, who discovered the
effect, supplement achievements by researchers from other countries.
It’s well-known that the introduction of tannin into
ventricle of brain of launce averts the death of neurons of the brain
in ischemia. An injection of polyphenol protects nerve cells too. It
has been proved that several components of green tea stop the
development of Parkinson disease provoked experimentally in rats.
Green tea is among the foods that prevent excessive synthesis of
nitrogen oxide, which is considered to be a cause of neurodegenerative
disease. Undoubtedly, a study by foreign experts that proved the
anticancerogenic effect of tea polyfenols is of utmost importance.
Starbucks defends its brand in
Russia … ... Arbitrary
appeal court in Moscow
rejected to satisfy the claims by Russia’s Starbucks Company
and Press Building Construction Company and confirmed a verdict by a
court that the registration of Starbucks Coffee trademark belongs to
the Starbucks American Company. The Russian companies lodged an appeal
against a verdict by the arbitrary court in Moscow on the 4th of
November that refused to recognize a decision concerning the
registration of the brand by chamber for patent disputes of the Russian
Federation on the 6th of April invalid. According to Vladimir Shitikov,
lawyer who defended the interests of the American company, patent
department recognized the registration of the 32nd class of goods
(mineral waters and fruit drinks) and 42nd class (services in
restaurants and cafe) by the American company was invalid owing to the
fact it had not long been used. But the patent department refused to
cancel the registration of trademark Starbucks Coffee, registered for
the Starbucks American Company for the 30th class (coffee and coffee
drinks) as demanded by the Russian companies. Americans, according to
Mr. Shitikov, have not used the disputed trademark in the Russian
Federation owing to this segment’s unfavourable economic
situation in the market. The lawyer said that the trademark was
registered by the Starbucks Company on autumn 1997 and Press Company
took legal action against the registration on the 17th of September
Men prefer small packets of
coffee … ... PRADO Marketing
Company conducted a
study on Muscovites’ preferences in the coffee market in
December 2004. Its report contains information needed for optimization
of marketing activity of the companies in the market. The researchers
studied retail buyers at the ages over 15 years who personally buy
coffee. The information was gathered during telephone interviews. In
all 629 respondents took part in the poll.
By taking into account several situations in the consumption of the
drink, the consumers can be divided into two. The poll shows that 48%
respondents belong to the first group that drinks coffee throughout the
day, while the second category, 44% prefers to drink coffee during the
The opinion poll also showed that 49% of respondents prefer to buy
coffee in 100 gram packages, while 29% consumers use 250-gram packages.
Only 11% of the respondents give preference to buy 500-gram packages.
Only 4% of Muscovites buy 60-gram packages. The other kinds of packages
are popular among 7% of buyers. In fact, men buy smaller packages
compared to women.
Notably, the consumers of natural coffees do not practically know trade
mark and the producers (often they mix up the trademark and producers),
unlike the consumers of soluble coffee, who are quite aware of the
brands. According to opinion poll, Many Muscovites who gave preference
to natural coffee said that they buy coffee Arabica, which is not a
brand, just a kind of coffee.
Most likely, the reason here is that small and large companies produce
coffee under the name of Arabica. And this coffee remains in the minds
of consumer as Arabica.