Category Archives: Brazil

Rabo Bank, any frost damage was marginal

The frost scare in Brazil, which fuelled a rise in arabica coffee prices to a one-year high, was overdone, Rabobank said. “We believe that if there was any frost damage at all, it is confined to some regions of Sao … Continue reading

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USDA estimate for Brazilian robusta coffee crop higher than CONAB

US officials were overoptimistic even in pegging the Brazilian robusta coffee crop at a seven-year low, industry officials believe, as the dent to supplies helped local prices return above R$400 a bag. The USDA two weeks ago, in a much-watched … Continue reading

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Reuters: 64% of Brazil’s Crop Harvested Already

Brazil’s 2016-17 coffee crop 64 percent harvested Brazil’s 2016-2017 coffee crop is 64 pct harvested as of July 19, up from 62 pct a year ago but slightly lagging the average harvest rate of 65 pct at this period, local … Continue reading

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With Dry Weather in Espiritu Santo, the perspective for the conillon crop is getting worse

Brazilian robusta production forecasts are being cutted, due  to continued dry weather in Espirito Santo, Brazil’s top robusta growing state. Trading  company  Terra Forte announced that the ”situation remains as bad as it could be in Espirito Santo, reinforcing our view that … Continue reading

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Record arabica crop, low ending stocks, exports expected to remain unchanged

Record arabica crop to lift Brazilian coffee output Brazilian coffee production will soar by 13% this year, but remain short of all-time highs, with a drop in the drought-hit robusta crop offsetting a rise in arabica output to a record … Continue reading

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USDA: Record arabica crop to lift Brazilian coffee output

Brazilian coffee production will soar by 13% this year, but remain short of all-time highs, with a drop in the drought-hit robusta crop offsetting a rise in arabica output to a record top. In its first estimate for the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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Brazil, drought for robusta, good rains for arabica and the arbitrage

Drought in Northern, conilon growing areas, of   Brazil  while the southern, arabica areas,have experienced good rains, results in a high contrast in the expectations for each of them,  Marex Spectron in a report published May 19  cut its conilon output forecast … Continue reading

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Quarterly Coffee Exports up 2.6% compared to last three months of 2014

Global coffee exports rose 2.6 per cent in the first three months of this marketing year and climbed 1.3 per cent in December, year-over-year, the International Coffee Organization said on Friday, as prices traded around two-year lows. Exports of coffee … Continue reading

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Is there hope for coffee bulls?

The recent spate of dry weather in Brazil brought a little life to downtrodden coffee prices this month. Although prices have fallen back again, volatility is back in coffee. That means one of our favorite markets for selling options is … Continue reading

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BBC reports on Brazil Specialty Coffee

Brazilian farmers wake up to their own specialist coffee By Daniel Gallas  BBC South America Business Correspondent, Brazil 2 October 2015 Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee beans As soon as the sun rises in the Caparao Mountains … Continue reading

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