Israeli coffee chains Aroma Israel and Aroma Tel Aviv are set to re-join forces after parting ways more than two-decades ago. Originally founded as the Aroma café chain in 1994 by brothers Yariv and Shahar Shefa, the company became two separate entities in 1999 after a disagreement between the siblings.
Indian boutique coffee chain Third Wave Coffee has secured $6m investment to help facilitate its ambitious expansion plans. New investors include Sujeet Kumar, co-founder of Indian B2B trade platform, Udaan, Arpan Sheth, a senior leader at management consultants, Bain & Company, and Ayyappan Rajagopal, CEO of flight booking website, Cleartrip.
Oat has unseated coconut as UK consumers’ preferred dairy alternative in coffee shops. In a survey of more than 50,000 UK consumers conducted by World Coffee Portal, 16% indicated they had tried oat milk in a coffee shop over the last 12 months, ahead of coconut and almond at 12%, and soya at 9%.