Monthly Archives: January 2013

SocGen: At least somebody thinks that coffee prices have bottomed

Arabica coffee prices may have hit bottom – SocGen Arabica coffee futures, at amongst their lowest levels in three years, may have reached the bottom, Societe Generale said, even as it “dramatically” reduced price estimates, citing improved hopes for Brazilian … Continue reading

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Coffee rust Epidemic

Where there is coffee, there is ‘coffee rust’. But the long stalemate between growers and the fungus behind the devastating disease has broken — with the fungus taking the advantage. As one of the most severe outbreaks ever rages through … Continue reading

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Roya: Honduras

Honduras joined Costa Rica today in declaring a state of Phitosanitary emergency to fight the strong Roya (Coffee Rust) plague that is spreading all through Central America. According to local authorities 25% of Honduran Plantations have been affected.  This amounts … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Crop Down 10% as coffee leaf rust spreads

ICAFE expects CR crops to fall 10% (150,000 bags) due to the spread of coffee rust.  The worst hit area was the southern area of Coto Brus, near the Panamanian border, where 30% of the losses took place and plantations … Continue reading

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Global coffee production is expected to increase significantly, setting farm prices on a downward spiral.

Global coffee production is expected to increase significantly, setting farm prices on a downward spiral. Latest statistics by the International Coffee Organisation show that world coffee production in 2012/2013 will increase significantly, boosted by on-year increase in the Brazil cycle … Continue reading

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