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Coffee: a canary in the coal mine for climate change

Coffee Leaft Rust

This morning I was interviewed for a cable network television show about climate change and more specifically about its connection to coffee leaf rust. It was a short piece and it’s hard to say how much of what we discussed will be aired but I found the reporter’s questions perfectly on-target for consumers to understand […]

Brazil Late Harvest Auction Results

Fazena Rainha

The Brazil 2014 Cup of Excellence Late Harvest auction was held last week, showing modest incremental gains in an otherwise challenging market environment. It’s been a turbulent few weeks for the ‘C’ market, with commodity coffee prices nearly doubling since February and topping out recently at just over $2.00/lb. That sort of instability sends specialty […]