The Vournas Coffee Blog

Heavy Rains Threaten Coffee Crops

Heavy Rains Threaten Coffee Crops 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 production and trade routes in Central America, supplier of 10% of the world's coffee beans. This…
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Up, Up and Away

Well here we are at the beginning of September and we are on our second wave of the 2011 Bull Run Coffee Market. After reaching a low of $2.38 we now stand today at $2.90, with 18 days of consecutive gains. Roasters and importers are stressed. First, Indonesia is shipping…
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Got 10 bucks for a cup of joe? Speculators bid up coffee prices

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 seen whopping increases this year in the price of a can of ordinary coffee,…
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16 Ways to Reuse Old Coffee Grounds

Stop! Don’t automatically toss those used coffee grounds in the trash – they have many more uses before being thrown out! While a cup of coffee (or 3) in the morning is great, the used coffee grounds can serve many more purposes around your house after giving you your morning…
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Big Harvest May Cool Down Coffee

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 crops, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and all Central American countries except for El Salvador are expecting bigger…
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Retail: Coffee prices high and staying there

Retail: Coffee prices high and staying there by Eric Wolff  ewolff@nctimes.com Bleary-eyed coffee buyers may get their jolt before they take their first sip: Prices in the last year have risen again and again at local coffee shops, and they're notabout to fall any time  soon. Skyrocketing bean prices put…
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Caffeine Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer

Caffeine Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer: Coffee-Based Sunscreen Might Work Best ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — There might be a time when instead of just drinking that morning cup of coffee you lather it on your skin as a way of preventing harmful sun damage or skin cancer. A new…
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Kaapi Royale Coffee Announces New North American Importer

Kaapi Royale Coffee Announces New North American Importer WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (August 1, 2011) – Beginning this month, Vournas Coffee Trading will import coffees from Kaapi Royale Coffee of Karnataka, India to The Annex warehouse location in Oakland, California. Offerings from Kaapi Royale Coffee include top scoring traditional and special…
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Coffee Searches for A New Caffeine Fix

Coffee Searches for A New Caffeine Fix When the front-month Arabica futures contract hit a 14-year high of $3.0625 a pound on May 3, some analysts predicted prices could reach an unprecedented $4 a pound, as low world supplies of the coffee beans left buyers scrambling for their caffeine fix.…
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PNG Coffee Boom Puts Pressure on Processors

PNG coffee boom puts pressure on processors Posted at 22:05 on 30 May, 2011 UTC A coffee factory manager in Papua New Guinea says a good crop and high prices are putting pressure on processors. Favourable weather conditions have led to expectations PNG will produce more than 60,000 tonnes of…
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