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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Coffee Insiders: Is it Time to Hedge?

Andres Agredo, Nov 08, 2016 COP $1,050,000 was the settlement for domestic coffee price in Colombia last Friday, November the 4th, a price not seen by our producers since more than 5 years ago. These are certainly good news for growers, bearing in mind that one year ago the price was at COP $700,000 and 

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Coffee Insiders’ Update (16/Feb)

Inventories and Emerging Currencies Impact on Coffee Prices In our last update, we mentioned that dry weather and parched conditions in Colombia have lead to a lower quality of beans, which finally translates into less deriverable Arabica coffee “C” contract after threashing (trilla), because of the poor yield (you need more kilograms of pergamin coffee to get 

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