Monthly Archives: October 2012

Brazil October exports expected to be 12% below 2011 levels

Brazilian Coffee exports  may climb to 2.7 million bags of 60 kilograms, a rise 23 percent in October from a month earlier, since  2.2 million bags were exported in September, according to data from  Cecafe. The growth in volume is normal give … Continue reading

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Rain in the horizon for the Brazilian Coffee Belt

Bloomberg reports that according to Somar, Brazil’s coffee producing areas  will have more rain in the coming weeks, which should benefit crop development. This follows a dry spell that lasted until the first week of October.

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Coffee Prices Attractive Considering Increasing Demand (Inside Futures)

Coffee Prices Attractive Considering Increasing Demand Thursday, October 25, 2012 by James Cordier & Michael Gross of Liberty Trading Group While many commodities are prone to sharp fluctuations in demand, coffee demand has consistently increased for decades.  That demand paradigm might have a … Continue reading

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Vietnam Differentials Soften as the crop flows in

Bloomberg reported today that Vietnamese beans for October and November shipments were offered for sale at a discount of $20 a metric compared with a premium of $10 a ton two weeks ago.  With the peak of the  harvest still ahead … Continue reading

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Macro Environment

Energy and food prices are up. US Industrial output is up. Auto sales are up. US real estate sales are up. US housing starts are up. Homebuilders’ confidence is up. Overall US retails sales are up. Consumer confidence is up. … Continue reading

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Peru expected to harvest 20% more next year

Coffee output in Peru, expected to increase coffee production  20 percent next year as trees enter the up cycle of the biennial crop.  This implies that production is expected to reach  4.5 million bags, up from 3.8 million estimated for this … Continue reading

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Chinese Media report on coffee production growth

Farmers in Wenshan are helping to fuel immense growth in coffee production across southern Yunnan. Despite the possibility of reaping much larger profits from planting the cash crop, they are running into a potentially deadly obstacle: land mines. The experience … Continue reading

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Brazilian Farmers lag on their fixations

Bloomberg quotes Safras & Mercado estimates that coffee farmers in Brazil,  sold 43 percent of the 2012/13 crop, compared with 56 percent of the last crop season by the same time last year.

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Rangebound Market: From Oct 3 185.45 to Oct 15 at 160

Futures Magazine: Coffee’s ups and downs BY GARY KAMEN  OCTOBER 15, 2012 Over the past two weeks we saw a high hit in December 2012 Coffee at $1.8545 a pound and a low hit of $1.6170. Last week coffee opened at $1.6780 … Continue reading

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More robusta is just a way to match the product to what people are willing to pay?

The Bitter Truth About Why Your Coffee Isn’t Tasting as Good Lately By Rich Smith, The Motley Fool Reuters is reporting that many of America’s major brands have been quietly tweaking their coffee blends. While most coffee companies consider their blends … Continue reading

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