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...

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.

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...

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....

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,...

 

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...

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 the price o...

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...

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 ...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

United States - ICE certified arabica stocks rise as of April 23

ICE certified arabica stocks rose by 454 60-kg bags to 2,265,636 bags as of April 23, exchange data showed. There were 31,207 bags pending grading, but there wa...

Roasted coffee beans, instant and ground coffee

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...

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...