Monthly Archives: February 2013

ROYA: Costa Rica Crop Numbers

The following numbers show how the impact was felt mainly in the lowland regions, where it ranged from 15 to 27% loss when compared to the prior crop, while the highlands actually had a good crop with a smaller impact. … Continue reading

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The farmer complaints

Besides the normal agriculture-related risks (roya in Central America, unstable rain patterns; to name just a couple) The current news extract summarizes the dilemma faced by most arabica coffee farmers worlwide: “farmers express their concern about decreasing coffee rate and … Continue reading

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Maxwell House follows Folgers and both cut prices

Kraft Foods  cut prices for its coffees by about 6%, following  rival J.M. Smucker similar move this week.  Both companies cited green coffee prices as the reason for the price reductions.  

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Rich coffee, poor coffee: Robusta makes a 5 month high, arabica tests the lows

Money managers more than doubled bets on rising prices of robusta coffee traded in London to a five-month high in the week ended Feb. 5, according to data from NYSE Liffe, the derivatives arm of NYSE Euronext. Investors were net-long, … Continue reading

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Markets overreact, that is a fact, but after what point it becomes overreaction?

Market Advisor: Market Overreactions Create Pricing Opportunities How can you recognize when futures markets have overreacted and there is a pricing opportunity? By Frayne Olson, Crops Marketing Economist NDSU Extension Service Futures markets have a history of overreacting to uncertain … Continue reading

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