Monthly Archives: May 2013

Vietnam restricts multinationals from buying coffee directly from farmers

VietNamNet Bridge – From June 7, foreign invested enterprises would lose the right to collect coffee directly from farmers. It’s clear that by laying down the policy, the state aims to protect domestic companies. However, the policy may harm farmers. … Continue reading

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Coffee has lowest settlement since Oct. 1, 2009. Market Highlights

Arabica-coffee prices settled at a three-year low Friday May 24, on expectations of massive shipments from Brazil. Coffee for July delivery on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange fell 2.2%, or 2.8 cents, to $1.2725 a pound, the lowest settlement for … Continue reading

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China Coffee Consumption

Nestle Hopes for Higher Consumption in China  Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has pinned its hopes on a strong expansion of its coffee business on the mainland by fostering a coffee-drinking culture, while it also expects its adult nutrition … Continue reading

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Roya and Organic Coffee Production Debate

Coffee Leaf Rust: It’s Coming for Your Morning Joe  by JAMES MCWILLIAMS   Progressive-minded café goers have long appreciated the value of an organic cup of coffee. Not only do conventional beans require synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, what’s good for the bean–an organic … Continue reading

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Coffee Leaf Rust Plant Disease Threatens Central American Crops

Follow this link to listen to comments on the Roya outbreak by James McWilliams, who  teaches history at Texas State University and writes about the danger posed by Coffee Leaf Rust in The Atlantic online. McWilliams says there are some long and … Continue reading

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US Coffee Retail Market

Despite the recession, the Retail Market for Coffee has recovered and grown quickly. During the five years to 2013, market revenue increased at an average annual rate of 5.6% to $27.9 billion as the economy recovered from the economic downturn and trends … Continue reading

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ICO: October-March Total Global coffee exports grew 7%. Robusta shipments were up 15%

Global coffee exports rose by seven per cent to 56.1 million bags in the first half of the current year that started from October, due to a significant spurt in shipments from Vietnam and Indonesia, according to the International Coffee … Continue reading

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Lower Coffee Prices keep bringing Government Support: Tanzania

Tanzania: Coffee Farmers Applaud Govt Move On Price Stabilisation Fund Moshi — PLANS by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives to establish a coffee price stabilisation fund have been hailed by the stakeholders here who are concerned about … Continue reading

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Vietnam Robusta Coffee Highlights

Robusta  certified stocks  rose to 127,270 metric tons as of May 13, up from 126,100 tons two weeks earlier. Shipments from Vietnam dropped 30 percent in April from a month earlier according to Vietnamese customs data. Reported slowdown in farm … Continue reading

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Looking back towards the origin of coffee: Searching in Ethiopia for the purest genetic material

    Translated for Worldcrunch from the original in French from the Geneva Le Temps     SEEKING THE TRUE SOURCE OF ARABICA COFFEE IN THE ETHIOPIAN FOREST     By Pascaline Minet LE TEMPS/Worldcrunch     MAGNATE - The jeep … Continue reading

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