Monthly Archives: April 2013

Enjoy listening in NPR to Jerry Seinfeld about his discovery of a good cup of coffee

“I just started. All those years on the TV series, whenever we would have a scene in the coffee shop, they would say, ‘What do you want to drink?’ and I would say, ‘I don’t care,’ so they would just give … Continue reading

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ROYA: Exploring Coffee’s Past To Rescue Its Future

Read or Listen to National Public Radio coverage of work at CATIE in Costa Rica regarding the origin of coffee and how it relates to the current Roya Epidemic. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/26/178865467/exploring-coffees-past-to-rescue-its-future http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=178865467&m=179179628

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Robusta Coffee breaks $2,000/Ton and Falls to Lowest Since January

Robusta futures for delivery in July broke $2,000.  Prices touched $1,973, the lowest since Jan. 31.   Technical and fundamental concerns pushed funds to liquidate.  Unlike the NY Market which has had a significant short fund position for months now, … Continue reading

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Brazil Coffee Differentials

Safras reports the following differentials: Current Crop:  Fine Cup 17/18 -8,    Swedish -18 for prompt shipment New Crop:  Fine Cup 17/18 -10,    Swedish -21  

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CBC Reports on the Roya Outbreak

Coffee fungus killing crops, jobs from Mexico to Peru By Lorenda Reddekopp, Wilson Tzunún, a member of the Campesino Committee of the Highlands in Guatemala, shows the branches of a coffee tree killed by roya. (Lorenda Reddekopp/CBC) Wilson Tzunún pulls … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Reaching 2,0 bags of coffee for internal consumption and growing

No official data exists for Vietnam’s domestic coffee consumption, and no  reasonable surveys or market research are available.  However even the USDA estimates that it  is growing at a fast pace. USDA Report: According to local coffee producers, Vietnam’s domestic … Continue reading

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Vietnam Coffee Exports

Vietnam’s coffee exports in March grew 57.3 percent from February to 157,900 tonnes (above maximum  expectations of 150,000 tonnes) , or 2.63 million bags, according to the Vietnam customs department, slightly above market expectations.  Despite this jump,  total coffee exports … Continue reading

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Commodity Market Bullish Cycle seen as coming to an end.

Unlike stocks, commodities (as measured by the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index) were never able to recover the highs achieved before the crisis of 2008, when it reached  893.85 in June 2008, following 9 years of steady progress.  The crash brought … Continue reading

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CondeNast Traveler: Visiting a Coffee Farm in Costa Rica

Read, and see the pictures, about a  coffee  farm in the mountains of Heredia in this article from CondeNast: http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2013/04/photos-costa-rica-starbucks-coffee-farm

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Bloomberg Reports that Record harvest is Expected in Brasil

According to Bloomberg the   2013 Coffee harvest in Brazil, may reach a record 55 million bags, a rise of about 10 percent from estimated  previous crop. However in order to sustain this growth farmers expect that the government goes … Continue reading

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