Monthly Archives: October 2013

Failure to Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan

Failure to Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan by Janice Dorn, M.D., Ph.D. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail…Benjamin Franklin Ladies and Gentlemen -welcome to Flying Blind Airlines. We hope you enjoy your trip today from … Continue reading

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FT Comments on the coffee price slide

  Coffee price slides on Latin America supply By Emiko Terazono in London Coffee prices tumbled to a four and a half year low as the market was hit by a continued flow of supplies from Latin America while the … Continue reading

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Coffee and Climate Change

The application of climate science to coffee has generated an inconvenient truth: The map of the coffeelands in Mesoamerica will be redrawn over the next 40 years, and by 2050 the specialty coffee map will likely be much smaller than … Continue reading

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Why do people buy Ethical Coffee

Why do coffee consumers engage in ethical consumption? From McDonald’s to micros, it is a question that should be of utmost importance to anyone selling coffee on the retail level. To this point, the answers are many, convoluted and largely … Continue reading

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Hit by prices below cost and roya Nicaragua Expects Lower Production

While farmers disagree on the exact amount that represents Nicaragua’s cost of production, they agree that current prices are below it.   The National Coffee Grower Alliance places the cost around $160 per 100 pounds.  The Matagalpa and Jinotega Coffee … Continue reading

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“Super Sacks” to be allowed for ICE Certified Stocks

On Oct 1. ICE exchange for arabica coffees, announced a rule change that will allow large lined containers (a.k.a “super sacks”) to replace the smaller woven and printed coffee bags, which until now had been the only approved vessel in the … Continue reading

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The Expanding Australian Market

In considering small business ownership, to many, the face of the sector could be your smiling local café owner. And why shouldn’t they be smiling? According to a September Galaxy Poll, Australian’s thirst for caffeinated products is extraordinary. Geoff Parker, … Continue reading

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Great Coffee Quotes

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions. Hugh Jackman I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon. Ronald Reagan Coffee is a language in itself. Jackie Chan … Continue reading

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Coffee Pickers: Why We Should Care

Coffee Pickers: Why We Should Care, Published on CoffeeGeek.com  a little more than a year ago it is still a thrilling description of coffee pickers conditions. Some people call the Isthmus of Panama the crossroads of the world. Certainly the … Continue reading

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