Monthly Archives: October 2015

Indonesia Production Expansion Ideas

The government needs to provide more land and expand coffee plantations in order to be able to achieve its target of surpassing Brazil as the world’s largest coffee supplier, the Union of Indonesian Coffee Exporters’ Associations (GAEKI) has said. GAEKI … Continue reading

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Vietnam 12 months exports 20% down, but stocks at record levels!

HANOI – Trading in Vietnamese coffee slowed to a trickle this week as growers and exporters were reluctant to sell due to a slide in global prices, while foreign buyers did not rush for deals, traders said on Tuesday. Prices … Continue reading

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Telegraph UK: The Journey from the field to your cup

Journey of a coffee bean: from the sub-tropics to your cup How does a tiny coffee bean reach your brew every morning? Discover the journey between planting, picking and purchasing In the UK we drink around 70 million cups of a … Continue reading

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Is there hope for coffee bulls?

The recent spate of dry weather in Brazil brought a little life to downtrodden coffee prices this month. Although prices have fallen back again, volatility is back in coffee. That means one of our favorite markets for selling options is … Continue reading

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Coffee Production: a climate that no longer cooperates.

Years ago a friend told me that the biggest single threat to agriculture was going to be in the future the weather.  He was right, and the future appears to be now. The following lines come from “Responding To The … Continue reading

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Consumption growth in Africa, where only Ethipia is above 1kg per capita

Global coffee market in turmoil, but for Africa, the answer may be to look at home 17 OCT 2015 19:25CHRISTINE MUNGAI LinkedInTwitter55Google+Facebook15Email The continent accounts for about 12% of the world’s production, but its beans are much prized by coffee … Continue reading

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High degree of uncertainty fuels price volatility

Since the beginning of the year, the  price of coffee on the ICE has dropped from around $1.90 a pound to close just shy of $1.26 a pound on Friday. The last time coffee prices were this low was early … Continue reading

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El Niño blamed for lower quality yields in Colombia

Monday, October 19, 2015 4:07 PM UTC The dry conditions generated by the El Niño weather phenomenon have also resulted in poorer development of coffee beans in Columbia, a country generally known for its high-quality Arabica coffee. According to the … Continue reading

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CBS News: How to maximize the health benefits of coffee

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WSJ: So far this year $3 billion in coffee related M&A

Since the beginning of the year, 50 coffee and coffee-related mergers and acquisitions worth a combined $3 billion were sealed worldwide, according to Dealogic. But deals by strategic buyers in the food and beverage industry accounted for 97% of that … Continue reading

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