Assorted green and roasted coffee

Indonesian coffee production has expanded over the past two decades or so, in both robustas and arabicas. The rise in production stems mostly from yield increases achieved through better cultivation techniques rather than expanding planting areas. With few exc...

Italy - Illycaffè sells EUR70 mln bond to secure coffee market share

Illycaffè has sold a EUR70 mln bond as the family-owned company decides to go it alone in the rapidly consolidating global coffee industry, the FT reported.In a private placement underwritten by Pricoa Capital ...

Indonesia - Sumatra coffee exports rise 22% y/y in July 2015

Robusta coffee bean exports from the main growing area in Sumatra rose 22% on the year to around 25,609 tonnes in July 2015, government trade data show. The world's third-largest robusta producer shipped 21,012...

Uganda - Coffee exports rise 26.8% in June 2015

Uganda exported 335,405 60-kg bags of coffee in June 2015, up 26.8% from 264,611 bags shipped in the same month last year, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said. Industry sources attribu...

United States - Gallup finds steady coffee consumption

Coffee shops are reportedly the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry, yet the percentage of Americans who regularly drink coffee has not budged, says Gallup. 64% of US adults report drinking at le...

Vietnam - GSO expects July coffee exports at four-month high

Vietnam will export an estimated 115,000 tonnes (1.92 mln 60-kg bags) of robusta beans in July 2015, up 29.8% from a year ago, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said.The expected volume would be the highest m...

India - Some growers dispute optimistic 2015/16 production outlook

India's coffee production may fall to 310,000-315,000 tonnes in 2015/16 from 327,000 a year earlier as robusta crops have been affected badly by the white stem borer, said Marvin Rodrigues, a coffee exporter an...

Business usually cools down in US coffee shops as the weather heats up, but as the latest craze, cold brew coffee, moves from a hipster infatuation to...

ICO - World coffee exports down 3.3% y/y in June 2015

Members of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) exported 9.688 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in June 2015, down 3.3% from 10.020 mln one year earlie...

Cameroon - Arabica exports rise in June 2015 after rain

Exports of arabica coffee surged in June, as better weather conditions helped to lift the harvest, Dow Jones reportedCameroon exported 1,634 tonnes of...

Papua New Guinea - Coffee growers invest in quality improvement technology

In early June, the project “Coffee quality improvement through wet coffee mills” in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was launched, Fairtrade Australia New Zeala...

India - Tata Starbucks launches 75th store in India

Tata Starbucks, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages, opened its 75th Starbucks store in India, accordin...

Central America - Starbucks, PepsiCo sign agreement for RTD coffee, energy beverages in Latin America

Starbucks and PepsiCo, Inc. announced they have entered into an agreement for the marketing, sale and distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink (RTD) c...

United States - Starbucks' cafe sales growth drives profit higher

Starbucks Corp reported higher quarterly profit as new drinks like the "flat white" and food such as breakfast sandwiches and bistro boxes helped heat...

 

South Africa - Starbucks and Taste Holdings partner to open stores in South Africa

Starbucks Coffee Company and Taste Holdings have announced a licenced partnership that will see Starbucks stores open across South Africa next year, according t...

International Coffee Organization - Japan returns as a member

The executive director of the ICO announced the return of Japan as a member of the International Coffee Organization. The Japanese government deposited the inst...

Kenya - 2014/15 arabica coffee beans sales rise 10.7% y/y

Arabica coffee bean sales are up sharply compared with last year as the country's trees moved into the on-year of the biennial production cycle. Sales for the 1...

Indonesia - Lampung coffee exports rise m/m in June 2015

The province of Lampung exported 21,890 tonnes of robusta coffee in June 2015, up from 14,539 in the previous month, according to local press reports.Exports ar...

International - ICE certified arabica stocks fall by 51,395 bags

ICE certified arabica stocks fell by 51,395 60-kg bags to 2,102,960 bags between July 15 and 31, exchange data show. A 31,665-bag decrease in Europe to 1,439,54...

Robusta sign on roasted coffee beans

International - Robusta coffee futues see biggest squeeze since 2009

The robusta coffee market is witnessing the biggest so-called “squeeze” in more than three years, where a dominant holding by one player could leave some invest...

Coffee beans at different roasting stages

First estimate of World Coffee Production 2014/15

Global coffee prices continued to be on a rollercoaster ride in the past couple of months as ongoing uncertainty over the extent of drought damage to Brazil's 2...