Officials in Costa Rica are trying to end a 30-year ban on robusta production in order to combat climate change and improve farm incomes. more

Mar 7, 2018 5:25 PM Coffee Report

Coffee beans at a plantation after rain in Vietnam

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Vietnam intends to maintain its global position as the world’s largest producer of robusta, increasing both acreage and yield, while transitioning several promising growing regions to arabica. more

Feb 28, 2018 12:00 AM Features

Brazil Bets on Specialty Conilon

Photo byHarley Kalk da Silva (courtesy of Venturim Farm)

New clonals, post-harvest fermentation techniques, and better processing methods are some of the tools now used to produce high-quality conilon coffees in Brazil. more

Feb 28, 2018 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Implementation of rules that govern pricing of London coffee futures beginning this spring are not expected to disrupt markets. more

Feb 23, 2018 12:00 AM Features

The accelerating pace of trades and a desire for greater transparency, efficiency, and quicker settlement on delivery of robusta coffee futures contracts has prompted a number of changes in rules for trades on the Intercontinental Exchange. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

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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

The National Coffee Congress for Costa Rica recently voted to continue a ban on robusta cultivation. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Nespresso began investing five years ago in a successful project to reintroduce the world to the finest coffees from South Sudan. Revitalizing the war-torn country’s coffee industry is underway. more

Oct 11, 2016 2:00 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

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