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Vietnam is by far the world's largest robusta coffee producer and exporter with its output accounting for about 41% of global production of this variety and its exports making up roughly a fifth of world coffee exports (arabica and robusta) in 2013/14. In fact...

Brazil - Coffee flops in auction, government plans new sale from stocks

The Brazilian government failed to attract bidders for coffee on auction from federal stocks on March 25, Brazil's crop supply agency Conab said. The agency soon after announced a new auction scheduled for Apri...

Nicaragua - Coffee exports rise by a quarter in February

Nicaragua exported 185,183 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, up 25% from the same month last year, the National Export Centre (Cetrex) said. This brought total coffee exports in the first five months of 20...

Brazil - Government to sell coffee stocks for first time since 2011

The government's crop supply agency Conab said that it would sell 40,809 60-kg bags of coffee from public stocks in an auction on March 25, its first sale since September 2011. Conab's stock are estimated at 1....

Cameroon - Robusta exports more than double y/y in February

Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon in February - the third month of the 2014/15 (Dec/Nov) season - reached 461 tonnes, or roughly 7,680 60-kg bags, more than doubling from 194 tonnes (3,230 bags) in the same ...

Brazil - Cocapec expects member's crop to fall sharply in 2015/16

Brazilian coffee cooperative Cocapec expects its members to produce only about half as much coffee in 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) as they produced during last year's record harvest, the group's sales head for coffee, Ans...

Uganda - Nucafe lowers 2014/15 coffee export forecast over drought

The national coffee farmers’ body Nucafe has lowered its 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) coffee export projection by at least 19%, citing the impact of a current drought that has hit the main coffee growing regions over the ...

Nestle said it has opened a CHF80 mln ($1=CHF0.97) factory for decaffeinated coffee beans in the Dong Nai province of South-East Vietnam, its first in...

India - Tata Coffee announces appointment of new CEO

Tata Coffee announced the appointment of Sanjiv Sarin as managing director and CEO, effective April 25. Sarin takes over from Hameed Huq, the current ...

Indonesia - GAEKI sees 2015 coffee production at no more than 11.667 mln bags

Indonesia's coffee output is expected to fall to 650,000-700,000 tonnes (10.833-11.667 mln 60-kg bags) in calendar year 2015 from 711,513 tonnes (11.8...

Uganda - February coffee exports drop 18% y/y as drought hits yields

Uganda exported 290,475 60-kg bags of coffee in February, down 18% from 35,837 in the same month of the previous season, the state-run Uganda Coffee D...

United Kingdom - Certified robusta stocks rise 7.4% in H1 March

Tenderable coffee stocks held at ICE Futures Europe-nominated warehouses rose by 1,121 ten-tonne lots in the two weeks to March 16, 2015, bringing the...

Vietnam - Government approves loan plan to replant coffee

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a loan programme by the State Bank of Vietnam for replanting coffee trees in the Central Highlands between...

Italy - Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso blends

Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso-based blends as part of buoyant global consumption prospects for Italian arabica bean roasts,...

 

United States - Keurig Green Mountain and Reily Foods Company announce partnership

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and Reily Foods Company announced an exclusive multi-year manufacturing and distribution agreement. The agreement includes New Engla...

Brazil - CNC asks government to cancel coffee auction

The National Coffee Council (CNC) said on March 27 that it had asked the Brazilian government to cancel an auction of public coffee stocks scheduled for April 1...

Colombia - Coffee renovation program has positive impact on quality

The coffee crop renovation program led by the National Federation of Coffee Growers (Fedecafe) has had a positive impact on the quality and consistency of Colom...

ICO - World coffee exports slip y/y in February

Members of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) exported 8.603 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, down from 9.576 mln one year earlier, ICO data ...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

United States - ICE certified arabica stocks decline as of March 31

ICE certified arabica stocks fell by 3,271 60-kg bags to 2,306,469 bags as of March 31, 2015, exchange data showed. There were 18,695 bags pending grading, whil...

Pile of coffee bags

Indonesia - March Sumatra coffee bean exports up 21% y/y

Robusta coffee bean exports from the main growing area in Sumatra gained 21% from a year ago to a three-month high of 14,056 tonnes (234,270 60-kg bags) in Marc...

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...