The Vournas Coffee Blog

Happy 10th Birthday At Vournas Coffee

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As we ended the month of April this year, Vournas Coffee Trading celebrated its 10th year in coffee. While it is indeed a milestone, it is to me a blip on the radar. When my brother Mike and I started Vournas Coffee Trading on April 15, 2002 the C Market…
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Study: Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Classic Chemex coffee brewer next to "coffee time" blackboard
By Marilynn Marchione, AP One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live…
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Guatemala’s Coffee Crop Hit By Killer Fungus

A Closeup of Coffee Rust (Roya) Damage To A Coffee Leaf
By Mike McDonald, Reuters - Fungus affects up to 40% of Guatemala's coffee trees. - Roya Outbreak cuts Guatemalan harvest forecast. - More aggressive rust variety threatens coffee farmers. GUATEMALA CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - A mutant strain of one of the world's most devastating coffee diseases is attacking crops…
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California’s Prop 65 Coffee Debate

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By Kerri Goodman-Small & Miles Small Coffee Talk, September 2011 - Nothing quite says California like Prop 65. For those unfamiliar with this exquisite piece of populous voting, Prop 65 was adopted through public vote in the State of California in 1986. Formally known as "The Safe Drinking Water and…
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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…
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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 taste. This time, they are better prepared. Prices of arabica beans,…
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Oklahoma Couple Weds At Starbucks

Two cappuccino lattes
Tulsa, OK—A couple whose love story started over a cup of coffee looked no further than their local Starbucks when it came time to tie the knot. "We fell in love over conversations of coffee," bride Eva McCarthy Capparello said. The bride and groom, Carmine& Eva Capparello, said "I do"…
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Get Up, Dust Off And Keep Moving Forward

Coffee Market (C-Market) Report Graphic
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 Indonesia will make certain the coffee…
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Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Cup of Espresso and roasted coffee beans
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Your morning coffee might do more than jump-start your day. Researchers say that daily caffeine jolt might also reduce your risk of developing a type of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, with nearly one million new cases…
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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 production and trade routes in Central America, supplier of 10% of the world's coffee beans.…
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