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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...

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...

International - Stocks of Colombian coffee build in exchange warehouses

Stocks of Colombian coffee in exchange warehouses have more than doubled in the last seven weeks, hitting a record high as traders store a glut of beans as demand for washed arabica coffee wanes and futures rem...

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 60-kg bags) of coffee produced a revenue of $307.5...

Italy - Lavazza sees decision on Carte Noire buyer by end-June

Italy's Lavazza expects a decision on who will end up buying the Carte Noire coffee brand from Mondelez International by the end of June, the coffee maker's vice president Giuseppe Lavazza said. US-based Mondel...

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 - Slight recovery in coffee consumption

Domestic consumption of coffee recovered by 1.2% y/y to 20.33 mln 60-kg bags for the year ended October 2014, industry association Abic said. Consumpt...

Switzerland - Nestlé builds biogas plant using Nespresso pod residues

Nestlé Waters has begun constructing an agricultural biogas facility that will provide renewable energy for the Henniez bottling plant and the Swiss p...

El Salvador - Coffee exports up 26.8% y/y

Coffee exports from El Salvador rose 26.8% to 107,530 60-kg bags in March 2015 from 84,812 a year earlier due to a recovery at plantations hit last ye...

United States - Starbucks says 99% of coffee supply chain verified as ethically sourced

Starbucks Coffee Company said that in 2015 it has verified 99% of its coffee as ethically sourced. For 15 years, Starbucks has worked with Conservatio...

 

Costa Rica - Starbucks to provide seedling to ICAFE

Starbucks said that it will make a decade of agronomy research available for commercialisation in collaboration with the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). I...

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...

Brazil - Record coffee exports for March 2015

Brazil exported 2.75 mln 60-kg bags of green coffee in March 2015, more than the 2.54 mln in the same month a year ago and the largest volume in March on record...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

United States - ICE certified arabica stocks fall as of April 16

ICE certified arabica stocks fell by 22,085 60-kg bags to 2,282,928 bags as of April 16, exchange data showed. There were 28,549 bags pending grading, but there...

Coffee plantation in Central America

Brazil - Wolthers Douque sees 2015/16 coffee output rising to 45.6 mln bags

Brazil will harvest 45.6 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in the upcoming 2015/16 crop, up from 44.21 mln bags this year, Wolthers Douque forecast in a report on April ...

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...