RSS

import

Import taxes could conceivably cost Americans $135 billion. America’s “get tough on China” stance has its fans, but no one interviewed favors adding 25% to the cost of importing Chinese tea. Read more

Tea Report

Tea was not among the $200 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 10% US tariff announced Sept. 24 but coffee will be taxed by China in retaliation. Read more

News

Nouvelle-Orléans remains the steadfast companion of coffee, weathering 300 years of storm and strife as the coffee gateway to the USA. Today it is the No. 1 US port for imported coffee, exceeding tonnage landed in New York. Read more

Features

Power Port

Photo courtesy Port Houston

Seven in 10 containers that transit the Gulf of Mexico are processed at Port Houston, an important gateway for green coffee and other commodities entering the United States. Read more

Features

Houston after Harvey

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on Houston in late August but the catastrophic storm did not dampen the regional coffee industry. Port Houston and area coffee warehouses indicate the import supply chain slowed but did not break. Read more

Features

The Philippine government intends to expand its nation’s coffee industry, reducing coffee bean imports and promoting exports. To reach that goal, officials are setting a new export target. Read more

Coffee Report

If the current labor contract is extended this summer by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, west coast cargo owners likely can expect five years of service without disruptions. Read more

Coffee Report

The basic steps for removing impurities has not changed over the years but an array of advanced technology now guarantees cleaner coffee at the country of origin or on arrival. Read more

Features

In October China coffee producers in Yunnan signed a deal that will send 90% of their annual crop to Dubai for worldwide distribution. Read more

News

When green coffee heading for the United States didn’t arrive on time, news quickly spread. Hanjin Shipping Co. had filed for bankruptcy stranding ships at sea. The news was a clear indication that the global shipping industry was facing a crisis. Read more

Features 1 Comments

Domestic production is down due to extreme weather so importers are looking to other countries for coffee beans. Read more

Coffee Report

The free STiR newsletter is sent once each month with news updates, important information and upcoming events.


Subscribe ad