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KENYAN COFFEE. A MIXED BAG AT NAIROBI COFFEE EXCHANGE

KENYAN COFFEE. A MIXED BAG AT NAIROBI COFFEE EXCHANGE

A few weeks ago, a number of coffee farmers told reporters that the weather was working in their favour and they expected high profits from a bumper harvest and high exports. Now was the time…

SEEDS OF SUSTAINABILITY

SEEDS OF SUSTAINABILITY

There is a massive and unmet need in most coffee growing regions for new coffee trees.  But being able to find, let alone afford, high quality, genetically conforming traditional and improved varieties is the exception…

BRAZIL PRODUCTION OUTLOOK POSITIVE FOR 2022

BRAZIL PRODUCTION OUTLOOK POSITIVE FOR 2022

Events in Brazilian coffee shape the rest of the market. So as the country reported a positive outlook for the 2022/2023 harvest, the news sent the price of coffee futures on ICE tumbling. Futures are…

U.S. TO FUND $6M TO BATTLE COFFEE LEAF RUST

U.S. TO FUND $6M TO BATTLE COFFEE LEAF RUST

U.S. announces $6m for research to combat coffee leaf rust A new four-year, $6 million grant will support coordinated research to address the threat of coffee leaf rust for coffee farmers in Hawaii and Puerto…

INDONESIA OUTPUT DROPS BELOW EXPECTATIONS

INDONESIA OUTPUT DROPS BELOW EXPECTATIONS

Indonesia’s 2020-21 coffee production crop cycle is down by 1.3-1.6 million 60-kilogram bags of the expected output. The decreased production was blamed on climate change, which is said to have affected the development of beans…

COLOMBIA HARVEST DISAPPOINTS ON BACK OF BAD WEATHER

COLOMBIA HARVEST DISAPPOINTS ON BACK OF BAD WEATHER

Colombia’s 2020-21 coffee harvest is lower than the expected output due to La Niña weather complications, which caused yields to be cut shorter.  La Niña — a climate pattern that breaks the normal conditions in…

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