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Vietnam is by far the world's largest robusta coffee producer and exporter with its output accounting for about 41% of global production of this variety and its exports making up roughly a fifth of world coffee exports (arabica and robusta) in 2013/14. In fact...

Brazil - Coffee flops in auction, government plans new sale from stocks

The Brazilian government failed to attract bidders for coffee on auction from federal stocks on March 25, Brazil's crop supply agency Conab said. The agency soon after announced a new auction scheduled for Apri...

Nicaragua - Coffee exports rise by a quarter in February

Nicaragua exported 185,183 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, up 25% from the same month last year, the National Export Centre (Cetrex) said. This brought total coffee exports in the first five months of 20...

Brazil - Government to sell coffee stocks for first time since 2011

The government's crop supply agency Conab said that it would sell 40,809 60-kg bags of coffee from public stocks in an auction on March 25, its first sale since September 2011. Conab's stock are estimated at 1....

Cameroon - Robusta exports more than double y/y in February

Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon in February - the third month of the 2014/15 (Dec/Nov) season - reached 461 tonnes, or roughly 7,680 60-kg bags, more than doubling from 194 tonnes (3,230 bags) in the same ...

Brazil - Cocapec expects member's crop to fall sharply in 2015/16

Brazilian coffee cooperative Cocapec expects its members to produce only about half as much coffee in 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) as they produced during last year's record harvest, the group's sales head for coffee, Ans...

Uganda - Nucafe lowers 2014/15 coffee export forecast over drought

The national coffee farmers’ body Nucafe has lowered its 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) coffee export projection by at least 19%, citing the impact of a current drought that has hit the main coffee growing regions over the ...

Indonesia's coffee output is expected to fall to 650,000-700,000 tonnes (10.833-11.667 mln 60-kg bags) in calendar year 2015 from 711,513 tonnes (11.8...

Uganda - February coffee exports drop 18% y/y as drought hits yields

Uganda exported 290,475 60-kg bags of coffee in February, down 18% from 35,837 in the same month of the previous season, the state-run Uganda Coffee D...

United Kingdom - Certified robusta stocks rise 7.4% in H1 March

Tenderable coffee stocks held at ICE Futures Europe-nominated warehouses rose by 1,121 ten-tonne lots in the two weeks to March 16, 2015, bringing the...

Vietnam - Government approves loan plan to replant coffee

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a loan programme by the State Bank of Vietnam for replanting coffee trees in the Central Highlands between...

Italy - Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso blends

Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso-based blends as part of buoyant global consumption prospects for Italian arabica bean roasts,...

United States - Green coffee stocks drop 2.9% m/m in February

US green coffee stocks at port warehouses fell by 156,448 60-kg bags during February 2015 to reach 5,151,552 bags at the end of the month, the Green C...

El Salvador - February coffee exports rise 52%

El Salvador exported 86,233 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, up 52% from 56,708 bags in the same month last year, the National Coffee Council (C...

 

Spain - Nestlé invests EUR102 mln in Nescafé coffee line

Nestlé Spain will spend EUR102 mln on a new energy efficient line for Nescafé soluble coffee at its Girona factory to boost production by 30%. The company will ...

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...

Colombia - Coffee renovation program has positive impact on quality

The coffee crop renovation program led by the National Federation of Coffee Growers (Fedecafe) has had a positive impact on the quality and consistency of Colom...

Vietnam - March coffee exports seen at 2.17 mln bags

Vietnam' coffee exports in March are expected to fall 52.6% on the year to 130,000 tonnes, or 2.17 mln 60-kg bags, the government's General Statistics Office (G...

Romania - Coffee market shrinks in 2014 - PwC

Romanians consumed less coffee in 2014 as compared to 2013, mainly due to higher prices, a Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) Romania study released in late March sho...

Robusta sign on roasted coffee beans

Australia - Indonesia aims to triple coffee exports to Australia

The Trade Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra has formed a coalition of national promotion called the Koalisi Promosi Nasional or KPN to help accelera...

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...