Pile of coffee bags

Brazil is by far the world's largest coffee producer and exporter with its shipments accounting for about a third of global trade in 2014/15. In fact, exports in excess of 30 mln bags per season have become the norm since the 2008/09 (Apr/Mar) marketing year w...

El Salvador - Revamp for coffee plantations

The government plans to support the planting of 15 mln new coffee trees covering about 30% of its total coffee-producing land by next season, which begins in October, in an effort to boost output, the country's...

Netherlands - Amtrada agrees to sell global bulk coffee activities to Sucden

Dutch-based commodity firm Amtrada Holdings BV has agreed to sell its global bulk coffee activities to Sucres & Denrees SA, Reuters reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amtrada said the sale incl...

Uganda - March coffee exports down 11% y/y

Coffee exports fell 11% to 311,747 60-kg bags in March 2015 from 348,423 a year earlier after a severe drought curbed output, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said. "The adverse weather ...

Italy - Massimo Zanetti buys NKG asset in Costa Rica ahead of May listing

The Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group (MZB) announced the acquisition of the production and distribution network of Costa Rica's CECA S.A., a subsidiary of the German Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG), for $4.2 mln. MZB...

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.

Brazil's coming 2015/16 coffee harvest will amount to 50.3 mln 60-kg bags, coffee trader the Mercon Coffee Group said. While pegging the crop at the h...

Cameroon - Government aims to triple coffee output to 100,000 tonnes by 2020

Cameroon's government targets to triple annual coffee output to 100,000 tonnes (1.67 mln 60-kg bags) over the next five years by attracting more young...

United States - Starbucks posts strong results in Q2

Starbucks Corp said sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new ...

Indonesia - Indonesia revises March Sumatra coffee bean exports, up 73% y/y

Robusta exports from the main growing area in Sumatra gained 73% from a year ago, reaching around 20,046 tonnes in March 2015, revised government trad...

International - Combined Fairtrade-4C audits for CENTAM and Columbian producers

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....

 

Japan - Starbucks expands into all 47 prefectures

Starbucks Japan said it will open its first store in Tottori in western Japan on May 23, completing the chain's expansion to all 47 prefectures of the country.T...

Brazil - Government sells 28,602 bags of old crop coffee in auction

The Brazilian government held its first successful auction of the year, selling 28,602 60-kg bags of arabica coffee stored in federal warehouses from past harve...

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, bo...

ICO - World coffee exports remain down on the year

Members of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) exported 9.983 mln 60-kg bags of coffee in March 2015, down from 10.250 mln one year earlier, ICO data sh...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

United States - ICE certified arabica stocks decline as of May 1

ICE certified arabica stocks fell by 2,794 60-kg bags to 2,242,739 bags as of May 1, 2015, exchange data show. There were 16,450 bags pending grading, while 5,1...

United Kingdom - Certified robusta coffee stocks rose in H2 April

Tenderable robusta coffee stocks held at ICE Futures Europe-nominated warehouses rose by 322 ten-tonne lots in the two weeks to April 27, 2015, bringing the t...

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...