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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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Coffee Boosts Performance

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Projections for a good harvest, despite 2019 being an “off harvest” year, sent coffee prices to 10-year lows. The monthly average compiled by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) fell to 94 cents per pound in April. Read more

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The managing partner of the David M. Neumann Kaffee Gruppe talks about coffee pricing, climate change, global trade and consolidation across the coffee industry. Read more

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Mercon Coffee Group has established a $450 million sustainability-linked revolving line of credit with Rabobank, a first in commodity trading in the US. Pricing is linked to key coffee-only sustainability initiatives measured by performance indicator 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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Low-quality green beans and lower international prices pushed Kenyan coffee values down 10% in early April, according to a government official. The price of a 50-kilo bag fell from $96.67 to $86.80. Read more

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Paying Fair Prices for Quality Coffee

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Coffee importers and roasters pay higher prices for green beans in transparent efforts to support growers. Read more

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The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide reveals prices paid and cupping scores for 10,000 anonymous contracts to help buyers and growers negotiate prices independent of commodity markets. Read more

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The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation plans to bypass the coffee commodities market and establish a price floor of $1.50 per pound to ensure Colombian growers recover their cost of producing approximately 15% of the world’s coffee. Read more

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Kaffee, Weltkarte, Kaffeetasse

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Uncertainty prevails among traders despite record exports, replenished stocks, a surplus of arabica, and low prices Read more

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Coffee prices, reflected in the monthly International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite, found a bottom last fall and have since inched upward. Coffee futures on the Intercontinental Exchange dropped 30% in 2018. Read more

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Ric Rhinehart recently stepped down as executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association to devote his attention to the Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative, which aims to understand and address how the crisis affects coffee farmers. Read more

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SCA Tackles Coffee Pricing Crisis

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The Specialty Coffee Association launched a new initiative in December to investigate and address coffee prices and the effects on farmers around the world. Read more

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A longtime conundrum in the coffee industry has been the disconnect between low stocks and decreasing production of arabica worldwide, and the low prices obtained by growers’ co-operatives. Read more

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Starbucks has pledged $20 million in temporary relief for Central American coffee growers placed in financial jeopardy by depressed coffee prices. Read more

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Coffee farmers across Jamaica are looking for places to sell their products. 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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In 2018 bears are expected to continue to outnumber bulls. Depressed coffee prices resulted in less volatility with lower prices the past two years. This stability is due to arabica trading under $1.20. Read more

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The composite indicator of coffee prices averaged $1.14 per pound in December, down 2.8% from November, ending the year on a 22-month low, according to the International Coffee Organization. Read more

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