Monthly Archives: April 2015

Starbucks Corp has locked in prices on 70 percent of 2016 coffee

Starbucks Corp has locked in prices on 70 percent of 2016 coffee needs at “favorable” levels when compared to its 2015 coffee costs, its chief financial officer said in a call to announce the company’s fiscal second-quarter results. The recent drop … Continue reading

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Rabobank: For coffee price, rises ahead

Deficit forecasts Rabobank foresaw price rises ahead, sticking by forecasts for both arabica and robusta bean values above the futures curve. The bank’s raised its forecast for the world coffee production deficit in 2014-15 by 300,000 bags to 6.4m bags. … Continue reading

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Brazil steps in to fill the void left by Vietnam stock buildup

U.S. coffee roasters turn to Brazil for robusta as Vietnam hoards   Reuters, LUC COHEN   U.S. coffee roasters have begun replacing beans from top robusta producer Vietnam with so-called conilons from Brazil after they shifted to a rare discount in … Continue reading

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Conservation International: Will coffee be the first 100% sustainably sourced commodity?

Will coffee be the first 100% sustainably sourced commodity? Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International Recently at Starbucks’ annual meeting of shareholders in Seattle, the company announced a major milestone: This year, 99 percent of beans bought by the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Crop expected to be 50% Higher this year

Coffee production in Arusha and other parts of Tanzania could rise, as much as 52 percent this year compared to last year’s output, thanks to adequate rains in regions where the bean is grown. Recently, Tanzania Metrological Agency (TMA) reported … Continue reading

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Single-serve brewing machines disrupt coffee market

St Louis Post Dispatch:   Single-serve brewing machines disrupt coffee market     By Luzi Ann Javier and Marvin G. Perez • Bloomberg News   NEW YORK • Call it the most-disruptive development in the business since Starbucks Corp. began the coffee-shop … Continue reading

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Commerzbank lowers coffee price forecasts but still moderately bullish

Commerzbank cut hopes for arabica coffee  citing weakness in the Brazilian real, but left its estimates above the futures curve, seeing scope for a revival in values. Brazil dominates the world’s  arabica coffee markets. Falling demand for the Brazilian currency … Continue reading

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Colombia March Exports surprisingly low due to truckers strike

Colombian coffee exports fall at fastest in 3 years Colombia’s rebound in coffee saw a “surprise” reversal as exports fell at their fastest rate in three years, in a decline attributed in part to a truckers’ strike. The country’s coffee … Continue reading

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ABN lowers its forecasted price for coffee

ABN Amro slashed its forecast for coffee prices to below levels that investors are pricing in, the bank cut its forecast for the average price of front-month New York arabica coffee futures this year to 130 cents a pound, a … Continue reading

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University of Texas: Love Coffee? Make Sure Your Brew is Sustainable

Think twice before making that next pot of coffee. When you’re deciding between regular or decaf, and black or cream and sugar, you also need to ask: shade or sun-grown? One University of Texas at Austin researcher says that choice … Continue reading

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