Are Speculators “Crushing” our Coffee Growers?

Andres Agredo, June 08, 2017 “Physical coffee market fundamentals are counting less and less for futures markets, now leaded by algorithmic hedge funds and their short-term interests. We need to develop politics to protect coffee growers’ interests against those of short-term speculators”, said Brazilian coffee broker Escritório Carvalhaes, recently. Commonly, I can feel the pain of 

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Coffee Insiders: Is 20% less output a “scary number”?

Andres Agredo, May 07, 2017 20% was the reduction of Colombian coffee production in April, compared to the same month last year. Such a number may sound “scary” for coffee traders who stick to the highly optimistic expectations given by the “Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)”, which expects between 14.5 and 15 million caffeinated bags to be 

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