Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bull-to-bear market

After surging as much as 11% to 2015′s high in mid-January, rains in Brazil improved crop prospects and prices are now at the lowest in a year. Bull-to-bear market gyrations spurred by changing weather in the country, the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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VIDEO – How coffee makes the long journey from the mountainside to your cup

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BBC: Brazil’s most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Sao Paulo state has received only a third of the rainfall expected in the wet season Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country’s three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930. The states of Sao … Continue reading

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Coffee Consumption Trends, we are back to mid 70′s consumption levels

According to the most recent report by Euromonitor on hot drinks, North America is the second largest market in the world for this category, only surpassed by China. But undoubtedly in terms of coffee market, the USA is the most … Continue reading

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Not unrelated: Brazilian Real Closes at Lowest Point in More Than a Decade and Coffee Sinks to Nearly One-Year Low

The Brazilian real fell to its lowest level against the dollar in more than 10 years on Tuesday, as weak economic growth figures, a countrywide drought and a corruption scandal at state-run oil firm Petrobras continued to weigh on the … Continue reading

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Rabobank: Demand to exceed supply in 2015

Coffee prices were under downward pressure in the past three months partly because a weaker Brazilian real boosted exports, “Destocking in Brazil cannot go on forever, and at some point beyond January, exports will have to come down,” The bank … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Smaller crop expected but lagging on sales

Farmers in Vietnam are restricting sales before the Tet  New Year holiday expecting  higher prices from a smaller harvest. “Farmers are very persistent in holding back sales because they expect prices to rise after Tet,” said Phan Hung Anh, deputy … Continue reading

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Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council Monthly Report

Brazil’s coffee exports in January increased 6.8 percent in volume and jumped 53.5 percent in value, compared to the same month in 2014.  While World coffee prices increased almost 60 percent, on average, between January 2014 and January 2015. Last month, … Continue reading

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ICO Coffee Trade Statistics for the month of December 2014

World coffee exports amounted to 8.85 million bags in December 2014, compared with 8.83 million bags in December 2013. Exports in first three months of coffee year 2014/15 (Oct/14 to Dec/14) have fallen by 0.8% in comparison with the first … Continue reading

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India’s coffee exports to fall 10% on lower arabica output

India’s annual exports of coffee are set to drop by a tenth in the marketing year ending September 30, hit by lower output of the arabica variety as farmers’ demand for higher prices erodes foreign competitiveness. Lower shipments by India, … Continue reading

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