Coffee Market Reports

Numbers And Scores, All A Bore

Specialty Coffee Cupping Setup with Roasted Coffee, Silver Spoons, and Spitoon

Please enjoy this blast from the past on a topic that we feel is still relevant today, written by Michael Vournas, January 16, 2009

What do I have to say about this number stuff? Let's see. Many number stories have made it to the so...

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Full Speed Ahead | C-Market Update

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So it’s been a long time since my last blog. My fault. Nobody else to blame. I have seen the coffee market go from a high of $3.11 to now a more manageable $1.85. Two days ago it hit a 17 month low at $1.80, and let me tell you that was one l...

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Coffee Growers Forge A Futures Recovery

Sustainable, rust-resistant young coffee saplings in Oaxaca, Mexico

Wall Street Journal - March 16, 2012

NARANJO, Costa Rica—Coffee producers in the heart of this region that grows top-notch beans learned a tough lesson in 2001, the last time prices sank: Even gourmet coffee can leave a bitter tas...

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Get Up, Dust Off And Keep Moving Forward

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In my last comments the market stood at $2.90. We are now at $2.36 which is a much more manageable number.

First The Bad

First, let us get the bad news out of the way. Coffees are tight; rains in Central America, Colombia and Indon...

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Heavy Rains Threaten Coffee Crops

Closeup of rain drops on a coffee leaf

Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2011

A worker shovels coffee in El Paste, El Salvador. Rough weather there and elsewhere in Central America has threatened production and transport. Torrential rains are pounding down on coffee produ...

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Up, Up And Away | C-Market Update

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Well here we are at the beginning of September and we are on our second wave of the 2011 Coffee Market bull run. After reaching a low of $2.38 we now stand today at $2.90, with 18 days of consecutive gains. Roasters and importers are stress...

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Got 10 Bucks For A Cup Of Joe?

Cafe coffee mug, black coffee, wooden table, mobile working

Kansas City Star, 2011

If you're angry that Wall Street speculators have been driving up the price you pay for gasoline, these same big financial investors now are pushing up the price of your cup of joe.

Grocery shoppers have se...

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Big Harvest May Cool Down Coffee

Coffee farmer holding red coffee cherries

By Jean Guerrero

MEXICO CITY—Colombia and other high-quality coffee producers are expecting their largest harvest of beans in three years, a shift that could bring prices off their recent highs.

Unless weather damages their cro...

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Retail Coffee Prices High And Staying There

Closeup of Fresh Roasted Specialty Coffee Beans

By Eric Wolff

Bleary-eyed coffee buyers may get their jolt before they take their fir...

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January 2009 Coffee Market Update

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The January 2009 Coffee Market Update was released yesterday. According to the bi-annual Reuters Poll arabica prices are expected to rise by 20% by the end of 2009. The world-wide financial crisis is expected to negatively impact growers' abili...

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