Favorable weather and flowering trees suggest good growing conditions for arabica in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

A blind cupping by 16 of the best Cup of Excellence judges in the world awarded a complex Brazilian natural all-time record score of 93.60. The coffee from Fazenda Camocim was the first coffee produced by biodynamic methods to ever win the top prize. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Biodynamic agricultural methods are not popular among producers in Brazil. more

Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM Features

Cup of Excellence judges awarded top honors to women for an unprecedented 10 lots of Brazilian coffee in 2017. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM News

The global instant market is expected to grow 5% through 2022. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

NUCOFFEE, a platform developed by Syngenta, that supports all fronts of coffee chain, has switched to sustainable green coffee bags made of paper by Brazilian manufacturer Klabin. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM News

Cerrado Mineiro is the first coffee-producing region in Brazil to be legally protected as a designation of origin. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Coffee varietals bear as many as seven seeds. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Temperature increases make southern Brazil, once a powerhouse of production, coffee-friendly again. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Birth of Coffee Science

Photo courtesy of IAC

A century ago, the countryside town of Campinas was the high-tech center of coffee production in Brazil and, probably in the world. Founded in 1887, it will celebrate its 130-year anniversary in June. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

'Voiceless' Women in  Brazil Raise a Shout

Photo courtesy Ernesto Ricciardi, Coffee Museum, Santos, Brazil.

Two important international coffee reports on the contributions of women in coffee largely dismiss women’s role in Brazil, prompting outcry and a national survey to quantify their participation. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features 2 Comments

Robusta varietals were first planted in Brazil only 60 years ago* at Cachoeiro de Itapamerim but commercial farms did not spread far until the 1990s. Today Brazil is the second largest robusta producer in the world with coffee covering 2.5 million ac more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Features

Robusta shortfall in Brazil

Photo courtesy INCAPER

Solubles manufacturers in the world’s largest robusta producing country may be forced to import coffee. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Coffee is one of the most volatile commodities. Unpredictable weather is always a factor in pricing as it determines harvest volume and crop quality, impacting supply and demand – but this cycle has given traders and roasters variables to consider. more

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Managing the entire length of a coffee chain is a business bet that is paying off for a Brooklyn roastery, its two farms, and mill and warehouse in Brazil and a coffee shop in the heart of New York City. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The worst drought in 80 years in Brazil has led to daily rationing in smaller cities. The two main reservoirs serving Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, could dry out by February. more

Oct 11, 2016 12:00 AM News

An ongoing drought is sending ripple effects through the robusta supply chain. As inventories decrease, warehouse employees are facing layoffs. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Rains throughout the southern half of Brazil’s arabica coffee region have prompted early flowering and a possible early 2017 harvest. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:17 AM Coffee Report

Coffee stocks worldwide have been reduced as more frequent extreme weather creates difficult conditions in Brazil. Recent forecasts of frost there suggest continuing commodity market volatility. more

Aug 1, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

A benchmark study released in June estimated what a living wage should be for coffee workers in Minais Gerais. more

Aug 1, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

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