Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rwanda and Mexico are the first countries to join the Sustainable Coffee Challenge

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman on Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016 Nearly 9,000 miles apart, Rwanda and Mexico are the first countries to join the Sustainable Coffee Challenge — which aims to increase the demand for sustainable coffee. Representatives from both countries joined … Continue reading

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Record arabica crop, low ending stocks, exports expected to remain unchanged

Record arabica crop to lift Brazilian coffee output Brazilian coffee production will soar by 13% this year, but remain short of all-time highs, with a drop in the drought-hit robusta crop offsetting a rise in arabica output to a record … Continue reading

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Arabica Coffee Soared to 13-Month Highs

There’s nothing like some bad weather in South America to get the markets humming. Due to potential crop damage, Sugar, Soybeans and Coffee have shown tremendous gains in the last few months. Since April 6th, when all three contracts were … Continue reading

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Angola, once the 4th largest producer tries to restart coffee

The current situation of the Angolan coffee might change in 10 to 15 years, should specific cooperatives be set up to industrialise and exporting the product. This was said by the president of the Association of Coffee and Palm (Cafang), … Continue reading

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How Sustainable Is the Coffee Price Rally?

By Shobhit Seth June 11, 2016 — 8:10 PM EDT Since early 2016, the coffee prices have shot upwards by around 12% despite high volatility. For instance, the iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN (JO) is up … Continue reading

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Millennials keep specialty coffee growth strong

According to the National Coffee Association in the US, younger consumers especially are driving the increase in gourmet coffee. Between 2008 and 2016, consumption of gourmet coffee jumped from 13 per cent to 36 per cent among 18-24-year-olds and from … Continue reading

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USDA Forecasts 7% Drop in Vietnam’s Crop

Vietnam’s coffee harvest will fall to a four-year low, hurt by dryness which kicked in again last month – threatening a further downgrade to production hopes. The US Department of Agriculture bureau in Hanoi forecast Vietnam coffee output, dropping by … Continue reading

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Brasil, rains and a strong real help prices rebound

Coffee bears, wrong footed by the rebound in arabica prices over the past week, may prove justified after all in turning net short on the bean, Commerzbank said. According to weekly data from Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulator, managed … Continue reading

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