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Archive for February 2016

February 26, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market  This week saw more of the same with the market trading within a 590 point range. The “C” market continues to have trouble finding legs as the bearish overtone persists with each new minor rally having consistently lower highs. While technicals can change, the dollar may weaken (currently its stronger overall) and oil […]

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Coffee Quality and the Importance of Packaging

When people think about the components of a quality of coffee, they probably think about the country of origin, roasting specifications and blend. Chances are that packaging doesn’t come to mind, when in fact, how the coffee is packaged plays a significant role in the stability, freshness and overall enjoyment of the coffee. Packaging becomes […]

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February 19, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market  We saw coffee drop off of oil’s hip this week, remaining range bound and changing very little. The continuing story is that high differentials out of Central America continue to spur certified stock drawdowns. Many in the trade are expecting the drawdown rate to increase in the coming months as it is unlikely […]

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Biodiversity – A key element to sustainable coffee production

In July 2015, during a meeting with a local partner in Costa Rica, we were introduced to the concept of a biological corridor and how important it is to sustainable coffee production. My colleagues and I were captivated with the concept. At that meeting, we learned that ecosystems deliver specific services for a good living, […]

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February 12, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market With the NY Arabica market closed this coming Monday for President’s Day, the “C” rebounded 2.5 cents after an extremely lackluster week settling down nearly 5 cents. The top two coffee producing countries were absent from the market this week with Brazil celebrating Carnival and Vietnam celebrating TET. This left Arabica futures swaying […]

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