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The now-available full data set of European Union coffee import and export data for calendar 2014 shows that aggregate imports reached a new all-time high last year. Given that exports also advanced somewhat the numbers reflect growth of the EU coffee industry...

Nicaragua - March coffee exports up almost one third y/y

Coffee exports reached 251,429 60-kg bags in March 2015, up 30% on the year, the national export center (Cetrex) said. Shipments for the first six months of the 2014/2015 season rose by 33% to 705,146 bags. Nic...

Vietnam - Volcafe to open Vietnam’s largest coffee mill

Volcafe Ltd, the coffee unit of ED&F Man Holdings Ltd, plans to open Vietnam’s largest coffee processing plant on April 17, Reuters reported.

China - Yunnan seen accounting for 99% of China's coffee production

The coffee-growing fields and output of Yunnan province totalled 1.87 mln mu (124,667 ha) and 118,000 tonnes (1.967 mln 60-kg bags), respectively, last year, both accounting for over 99% of China's total, state...

Brazil - Farmers sold 87% of 2014/15 coffee crop by end-March

Brazilian coffee producers had sold 87% of the estimated 48.9 mln 60-kg bags harvested in 2014/15 by late March, in line with the 86% average for this time of year, local crop analyst Safras & Mercado said.

United States - Green coffee stocks down 116,443 bags m/m

Green coffee stocks in port warehouses as of end-March 2015 amounted to 5.035 mln 60-kg bags, the Green Coffee Association (GCA) reported. This was down 116,443 bags on the preceding month, said the GCA. Stocks...

Vietnam - Coffee exports drop more than 50% y/y

Coffee exports in March 2015 were 130,500 tonnes or 2.17 mln 60-kg bags, down 53% y/y, custom data show. This brings total coffee shipments over the first half of the 2014/2015 crop year (Oct/Sep) to around 650...

FLOCERT, the global certification and verification body set up in 2003 to certify Fairtrade products, announced on March 31 that it has become an appr...

Colombia - Study exposes Caturra vs. Castillo quality misconception

The study “Comparing the Quality of Nariño Coffees According to Variety”, released during the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) annual ...

Brazil - Procafé sees 2015/16 coffee output as low as 40.3 mln bags

A study commissioned by the Brazilian Coffee Council (CNC) and carried out by Procafé Foundation estimated the 2015/16 coffee crop at only 40.3 to 43....

Brazil - Três Corações acquires Itamaraty’s cappuccino segment

Brazil's Anti-trust Council (Cade) recently approved the acquisition of Itamaraty’s cappuccino segment by Três Corações, the leading domestic coffee r...

European Union - Coffee stocks at ports rise in January

Total coffee stocks held at European ports were up on the month as of January 31, standing at 695,233 tonnes, compared with 689,446 as of December 31,...

United Kingdom - Certified robusta stocks rise further in April

Tenderable coffee stocks held at ICE Futures Europe-nominated warehouses rose by 238 ten-tonne lots in the two weeks to April 13, bringing the total u...

Indonesia - East Java coffee exporters urge government to scrap 10% VAT

Coffee exporters in East Java province have urged the government to scrap the 10% value added tax (VAT) on the commodity, arguing the tax can reduce t...

 

Brazil - Small coffee companies enter capsule segment

Small and medium coffee roasters have begun to offer capsules compatible with Nespresso machines, Folha de São Paulo reported. Kaffa, a company that produces co...

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...

Indonesia - Lampung 2015 coffee harvest seen earlier, bigger

The main 2015 coffee harvest season in the main growing region of Lampung could begin in June, a month earlier than last year, after favourable weather helped p...

Ethiopia - Coffee exports in line with projected target, revenue higher

Ethiopia’s coffee export revenue for the first half of the 2014/15 fiscal year (Jul 8/Jul 7) has exceeded the planned target - about 73,227.9 tonnes (1.220 mln ...

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United States - ICE certified arabica stocks increase as of April 20

ICE certified arabica stocks rose by 3,145 60-kg bags to 2,274,023 bags as of April 20, 2015. There were 27,755 bags pending grading, 5,865 bags were graded and...

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Vietnam - IFC, Mondelez train coffee growers in sustainable farming practices and business skills

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Mondelez International to train 5,000 coffee farmers...

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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...