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  • What conflicting coffee data can you believe?

    With estimates for Brazil’s 2013-14 crop varying by 10 million bags, it is hard to know whose forecasts to trust. So how do roasters, traders or buyers decide what information to base their decisions upon? Read More...

  • Trendsetters for coffee prices

    A look at the top 10 factors to use in predicting the future of coffee prices, at a time when few analysts seem to agree on what direction those figures will take. Read More...

  • World coffee prices: a market in denial?

    Weakening prices have led to a standoff between some traders and producers. After four months of unchanged differentials, a coffee price rebound may be coming. Read More...

  • Coffee price predictions in 2013

    Global Coffee Review petitioned the industry for a cross-section of opinions on what direction coffee prices will take next year, and why. Read More...

  • Coffee and Currency: The global impact on farmers

    The drop of the US dollar is being felt around the coffee producing world, as the wavering of this benchmark currency is leaving farmers with less and less income. Read More...

  • Shift and growth in coffee consumption

    The first decade of the millennium saw coffee consumption grow an impressive 2.5 per cent a year. Maja Wallengren takes a look at what’s driving consumption and where. Read More...

  • Microcredit’s impact in coffee growing communities

    Microcredit has become a buzzword in the move to alleviate poverty. Industry experts discuss the pros and cons of this financial instrument. Read More...

  • Funds in coffee price vulnerability

    Much of the recent roller coaster ride of coffee prices has been blamed on funds. A look at recent history of fund participation highlights their role in price vulnerability. Read More...

  • Filling the coffee supply gap

    The most conservative projections are expecting demand to expand by 13 to 15 million 60-kilogram bags in the next five years alone. The question now is: where is all that coffee going to come from? Read More...

  • The global coffee supply crisis?

    Global coffee consumption is showing no signs of waning and production is struggling to keep pace with demand. Read More...


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