Monthly Archives: September 2012

Coffee Demand has almost doubled in the past ten years

Global coffee demand climbed an average 2.5 percent a year over the past 10 years, compared with 1.6 percent from 1990 to 1999,  ICO Director Silva said.  As long  as the rate remains the same this implies the need for … Continue reading

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Vietnam crops comes early and smaller

The 2012/2013 season begins on October 1,  the Central Highlands coffee belt have started an early harvest and will accelerate cherry picking from mid-October, making fresh beans available for export from late next month. Output is expected to ease by … Continue reading

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Coffee Headlines from around the world

An international group seeking to model the effects of climate change on 50,000 types of plant and animals says that weather change may imply that coffee plantations,  would have to be shifted to higher altitudes and onto more shaded northern … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Production, From the Jakarta Post-Bali Daily

With the world’s growing demand for coffee, estimated to peak by 2020, the Indonesian government expects its coffee farmers nationwide to increase production of arabica coffee to boost the country’s coffee exports, as well as domestic consumption. Meanwhile, the government … Continue reading

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As the market goes up, differentials in Brazil become weaker

Bloomberg reports that fine-cup is trading at a discount of 10 cents against Dec, compared with 6 cents a pound last .  Good-cup quality beans were at a discount of 20 cents a pound up from 16 cents a pound … Continue reading

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A fact of life, you will suffer losses. Don’t let that overwhelm you

“In enjoy the obstacles” Van K Tharp makes this statement: “If you’re in the market, one of biggest obstacles you’ll face is the wall of losses. It’s fairly difficult dealing with the markets if you are not willing to lose. … Continue reading

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Coffee Trivia: When do Italians drink a cappucino?

In Italy, the cappucino is popularly taken as a breakfast beverage. Drinking a hot beverage after a heavy lunch or dinner helps draw blood to the stomach, aiding digestion. However, the milk in a cappucino will hinder digestion. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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Speculators Short Position Highest since June 2006

Bearish mood on coffee prices has been  feeding on itself.  Short positions lower prices, which in turn attract new shorts. The rise in speculators’ position on arabica coffee futures to its most bearish in at least six years could add … Continue reading

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Are the chinese really starting to drink coffee?

For All the Coffee in China By William J. Holstein estates how coffee consumption is growing in China: “Coffee has arrived in China, historically a nation of avid tea drinkers. The trend has been gathering momentum for more than a decade, and … Continue reading

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As Robusta consumption rules, Vietnam becomes world’s largest exporter

Vietnam has overtaken Brazil to become the largest coffee exporter in the world, according to the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). The Southeast Asian economy shipped 14,325,000 bags abroad in the first six months of this year, 13.63 percent more than … Continue reading

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