Close-up of roasted coffee beans

by Anonymous[1] That coffee is one of the world's most volatile soft commodities is well documented. The reasons are many: structural changes in supply and demand; weather events (climate change?) and a substantial outside speculative element, particularly so ...

Uganda - February coffee exports seen 30% down y/y on drought

Uganda expects its coffee exports to fall 30% to 250,000 60-kg bags in February compared with the same month in 2014 due to dry weather, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said. Shipments ...

United States - Government hails positive health effects of coffee

Three to five daily cups of coffee are not associated with long-term health risks, a panel of government-appointed scientists charged with proposing changes to US dietary guidelines said in a report February 19...

Nicaragua - Coffee exports edge up 1% in January 2015

Nicaragua exported 90,324 60-kg bags of coffee in January 2015, up a mere 1% from the same month last year, the National Export Centre (Cetrex) said. This brought total coffee exports in the first four months o...

El Salvador - January coffee exports rise 56%

El Salvador exported 60,936 60-kg bags of coffee in January 2015, up 56% from 38,958 bags in the same month last year, the National Coffee Council (CSC) said. This brought total exports in the first four months...

Rwanda - Arabica output seen rising 18% in 2015

Rwanda’s output of arabica coffee is expected to jump sharply in 2015, due to a cyclical upswing and production from new plants, Uwera Robinah of the National Agricultural Development Board said. Production in ...

Cameroon - Government raises tax levies on coffee exports

Since the start of the 2014/15 coffee season, Cameroon has been imposing tax levies on coffee exports at a rate of XAF100 ($1=XAF578.69) per kg. The tax levy was previously XAF54 per kg, so this amounts to a ro...

European Union antitrust regulators have extended their review of a proposed coffee merger by Mondelez International and DE Master Blenders 1753 (DEMB...

Cameroon - Exports of robusta coffee rise 42% y/y in January

Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon in the second month of the 2014/15 (Dec/Nov) season reached 510 tonnes, or 8,500 60-kg bags, up 42% from 360 tonn...

European Union - Coffee stocks rise to 11.491 mln bags at the end of 2014

Coffee stocks held in EU ports increased by 17,589 60-kg bags in December 2014 to 11.491 mln at the end of the month, data from the European Coffee Fe...

United States - ICE certified arabica fall to 2.249 mln bags as of February 19

ICE certified arabica stocks on February 19 were a touch lower than on February 5, exchange data showed. Stocks stood at 2,248,707 60-kg bags at th...

United States - Green coffee stocks fall 3.9% m/m in January

US green coffee stocks at port warehouses fell by 216,964 60-kg bags during January 2015 to reach 5,308,000 bags at the end of the month, the Green Co...

India - Instant coffee exports rise sharply in January

Total coffee exports from India fell almost 27% y/y in January to 18,475 tonnes (307,920 60-kg bags), according to data from the Coffee Board of India...

Brazil - Terra Forte pegs 2015/16 coffee crop at 47.28 mln bags

Coffee exporter Terra Forte estimates Brazil's 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) coffee crop at 47.28 mln 60-kg bags, up somewhat from drought-damaged 2014/15 harvest...

 

Germany - Court rules Nespresso mechanism patent invalid

A Nestlé patent for a mechanism in its Nespresso coffee machines has been ruled invalid by a German court, the latest blow to Nestlé's dominance of the fast-gro...

Rwanda - New coffee policy announced

A new coffee policy that seeks to increase coffee production and strengthen extension services in coffee farming is in the offing, according to local press rep...

Colombia - Fedecafe sees 2015 coffee output at 12.5-13.0 mln bags

Colombia's coffee output in calendar year 2015 is expected to increase to 12.5-13.0 mln 60-kg bags, as good weather and widespread replanting of ageing and dise...

Nepal - Brand registration to help boost coffee exports to the EU

Nepal has announced the registration of a trademark for Nepali Coffee in the European Union. The registration of the brand is expected to help boost exports and...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

United States - ICE certified arabica stocks rise as of February 26

ICE certified arabica stocks rose by 2,255 60-kg bags to 2,279,881 bags as of February 26, exchange data showed. There were 16,628 bags pending grading, while 7...

Coffee capsule on beans

United States - Café de Colombia is the most widely recognised origin by consumers

According to the National Coffee Drinking Trends Study published by the National Coffee Association (NCA), 85% of the US population recognises Colombia as a cof...

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...