Arabica coffee bag

Colombia's output of washed arabica coffee in June 2015 amounted to 1.240 mln 60-kg bags, up 31% from 944,000 in the same month last year and the highest monthly total since 1.404 mln bags were produced in January 2008. For the month of June it was even the hi...

Uganda - Coffee exports rise 26.8% in June 2015

Uganda exported 335,405 60-kg bags of coffee in June 2015, up 26.8% from 264,611 bags shipped in the same month last year, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said. Industry sources attribu...

United States - Gallup finds steady coffee consumption

Coffee shops are reportedly the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry, yet the percentage of Americans who regularly drink coffee has not budged, says Gallup. 64% of US adults report drinking at le...

Vietnam - GSO expects July coffee exports at four-month high

Vietnam will export an estimated 115,000 tonnes (1.92 mln 60-kg bags) of robusta beans in July 2015, up 29.8% from a year ago, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said. The expected volume would be the highe...

India - Some growers dispute optimistic 2015/16 production outlook

India's coffee production may fall to 310,000-315,000 tonnes in 2015/16 from 327,000 a year earlier as robusta crops have been affected badly by the white stem borer, said Marvin Rodrigues, a coffee exporter an...

International - Robusta coffee futues see biggest squeeze since 2009

The robusta coffee market is witnessing the biggest so-called “squeeze” in more than three years, where a dominant holding by one player could leave some investors and traders with multimillion dollar losses, a...

International Coffee Organization - Japan returns as a member

The executive director of the ICO announced the return of Japan as a member of the International Coffee Organization. The Japanese government deposited the instrument of accession on July 23, he added. A day ea...

In early June, the project “Coffee quality improvement through wet coffee mills” in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was launched, Fairtrade Australia New Zeala...

India - Tata Starbucks launches 75th store in India

Tata Starbucks, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages, opened its 75th Starbucks store in India, accordin...

Central America - Starbucks, PepsiCo sign agreement for RTD coffee, energy beverages in Latin America

Starbucks and PepsiCo, Inc. announced they have entered into an agreement for the marketing, sale and distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink (RTD) c...

United States - Starbucks' cafe sales growth drives profit higher

Starbucks Corp reported higher quarterly profit as new drinks like the "flat white" and food such as breakfast sandwiches and bistro boxes helped heat...

International Coffee Organisation - ICO Head of Operations resigns

In a short statement posted on the website, the ICO executive director informed ICO members and observers that Mauricio Galindo, Head of Operations, h...

Jamaica - Coffee farmers face losses from bush fire

62 Jamaican coffee farmers have reported an estimated JMD2 mln ($1=JMD114.146) in crop losses from a bush fire in the hills of St. Thomas Parish, east...

United Kingdom - ‘More than a third’ of consumers drink less instant coffee

New research has revealed that more than a third of British consumers are drinking less instant coffee at home than last year, as they increasingly tu...

 

South Africa - Starbucks and Taste Holdings partner to open stores in South Africa

Starbucks Coffee Company and Taste Holdings have announced a licenced partnership that will see Starbucks stores open across South Africa next year, according t...

Colombia - Coffee committee announces shortlist for federation leader

Colombia's national coffee committee has short-listed three candidates to compete to lead the country's coffee federation, it said. The winner among candidates ...

Kenya - 2014/15 arabica coffee beans sales rise 10.7% y/y

Arabica coffee bean sales are up sharply compared with last year as the country's trees moved into the on-year of the biennial production cycle. Sales for the 1...

Indonesia - Lampung coffee exports rise m/m in June 2015

The province of Lampung exported 21,890 tonnes of robusta coffee in June 2015, up from 14,539 in the previous month, according to local press reports.Exports ar...

Arabica sign on roasted beans

International - ICE certified arabica stocks fall as of July 30

ICE certified arabica stocks fell by 2,205 60-kg bags to 2,103,068 bags as of July 30, exchange data showed. There were 10,400 bags pending grading, but there w...

Robusta sign on roasted coffee beans

United Kingdom - Certified robusta stocks rise further

Tenderable coffee stocks held in ICE Futures Europe nominated warehouses rose by a further 892 ten-tonne lots to 20,047 (3.341 mln 60-kg bags) in the two weeks ...

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...