Coffee consumption in Brazil has continued to rise in recent years, despite the slow economy, according to a report by Rabobank.
While the global merchandising of food commodities remains strong, safety and quality standards between countries differs greatly. Food exporters and importers should evolve trade rules, unify inspection processes and synchronize food related statutes. By Logan Portmann
Coffee quality and sustainability are sometimes seen as opposing goals, that to achieve high quality means eschewing ecological awareness and that an environmental approach to coffee production does not leave room for additional quality standards. But, as farms in Brazil and Colombia prove, large scale coffee production can leverage its size to achieve both cup quality and overall sustainability in tandem. By Rachel Northrop
Euromonitor International proposes a growth decomposition model to help stakeholders more accurately map coffee market changes in regions such as South America. By Angelica Salado
Notes Coffee took first place at the Mercanta Coffee Hunters Speciality Coffee Competition for its Laurina coffee, in celebration of International Coffee Day 2019 on 1 October at the Brazilian Embassy in London.
Ally Coffee has become the first importer accredited under the Cerrado Mineiro Designation of Origin’s Integrating the Coffee Chain program.
The monthly average of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator decreased by 1.5%, to 109.59 US cents/lb in November 2018 following the 13.3% increase to 111.21 US cents/lb last month, reflecting the fall in prices for all group indicators.
I recently returned from my annual trip to Costa Rica for Sintercafé, where I experienced my second earthquake (fortunately, this one was registered only 5.3 compared with last year’s 6.5), but I digress…
The International Coffee Organization announced that total coffee exports increased each year since 2010-11 with a new record reached in 2017-18 at 121.86 million bags, 2% higher than 2016-17.
World coffee production in coffee year 2017-18 is estimated 5.7% higher at 164.81 million bags as output of Arabica increased by 2.2%, to 101.82, and Robusta grew 11.7%, to 62.99 million bags.
As specialty coffee production and processing continues, Central America’s origin countries are developing their own iterations of specialty coffee to meet rising local demand.
Coffee beans grown by Rwanda’s Ngororero Coffee Washing Station, represented by Philotée Muzika, were designated “Best of the Best” in illycaffè’s third annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award (EIICA).