Monthly Archives: July 2015

Key June ICO Statistic summary

Total exports in May 2015 are estimated at 9.3 million bags, 12% lower than May 2014. This is mostly due to the lower shipments from Vietnam, which are estimated down by nearly 1 million bags, as well as slightly reduced … Continue reading

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Vietnam looks towards sustainable production to add valu to its coffee

Robusta producers throughout several of the main producing regions in Vietnam’s Central Highlands have been suffering the consequences of high-volume production of low-value crops, and it is supporting widespread structural changes throughout the sector to add value. Robusta prices are … Continue reading

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Coffee growing in …… California????

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) emerges after Mondelez spin-off its coffee business

Mondelez International, Inc. recently announced that the pending spin-off of its coffee business to the Netherlands-based coffee company, D.E Master Blenders 1753, has been completed. Mondelez’s coffee business (including the coffee portfolio in France) has been merged with that of D.E … Continue reading

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The environmental tipping point of one-cup coffee pods

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-environmental-tipping-point-of-one-cup-coffee-pods/article25308375/ Coffee drinkers’ love of an easy fix has created a multibillion-dollar market for single-serve coffee cups and the machines that brew them. It has also created a mountain of eternal garbage, and a race to hit the shelves with … Continue reading

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AP: Starbucks announces prince increases

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small … Continue reading

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The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation By George Friedman

“The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation is republished with permission of Stratfor.” The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation Geopolitical Weekly JULY 7, 2015 By George Friedman In a result that should surprise no one, the Greeks voted to … Continue reading

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