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Researchers at the University of Lavras in Brazil have developed a computational model to optimize coffee yield. Read more

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The coldest temperatures in Brazil in six years gave traders a scare in July when a polar air mass covered 25% of the country’s coffee-growing regions. Read more

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Proposed Global Fund Would Provide Grower Support

Courtesy World Coffee Producers Forum

Economics professor Jeffrey D. Sachs challenges the global coffee community to establish a $10 billion fund to aid growers. Read more

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As the world watches a dramatic plunge in coffee prices, the worst decline in more than a decade, losses in the coffee lands are mounting.  Exporting coffee no longer appeals financially, making domestic markets increasingly important. Read more

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The Brazilian government is reconsidering how it sets its minimum coffee price guarantees following farmer criticism and boycotts. Read more

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History records little about Brazilian women in the coffee industry so several women decided to take pen in hand and document their many contributions. Read more

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Terra Forte hopes to restructure more than $288 million in debt and find another $15 million in investment capital. Read more

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The Coffee Nation

Photo courtesy Renata Silva

While celebrating a record harvest of 61.7 million bags last year, Brazil was crowned the biggest consuming market in the world. Domestic coffee drinkers emptied 21 million 60-kilo bags of coffee in 2018, an increase of 3%. Read more

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The surprise October election of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to lead Brazil initially bode well for the Brazilian real. Since then the real has fallen 12% for the year, an indication of political uncertainty and slow growth. Read more

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A second World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) will take place stage July 10-11, 2019, in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event will continue discussions as the industry seeks solutions to problems that threaten future coffee supplies. Read more

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Brazilian Bounty

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Farmers enjoy the biggest coffee harvest in 150 years Read more

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Precision agriculture is the emerging mainstream of farming, using technology to zero in for the tightest degree of control and management. Read more

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World Coffee Producers' Forum calls on roasters to urgent discussions after the International Coffee Organization’s composite indicator falls to a 12-year low. Read more

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Coffee Irrigation

Photo courtesy CONAB

August marks the beginning of green coffee exports from the largest and perhaps most spectacular coffee harvest in Brazil in 150 years. Estimates are firm at a combined 58 to 60 million 60-kilo bags of arabica and robusta. Read more

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Arabica production alone is expected to exceed Brazil’s entire 2017/18 crop in what the Brazilian state forecasting agency is predicting will be a record harvest. Read more

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Ipanema Coffees invested $10 million in technology at its new coffee processing mill on the Rio Verde Farm, Brazil Read more

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Tracing the origin story from seed to cup is the ultimate in marketing artisan coffee. Read more

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Nestlé SA wants to double its production of Dolce Gusto coffee pods at a Brazilian facility. To reach its goal, however, the multinational company is investing in some research and development. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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