It is a little-known fact that Indonesia is among the oldest coffee growing nations. The world’s third largest producer over the past five years, Indonesia started Read more
What conflicting coffee data can you believe?
There was a time when coffee forecasting was easy. That was when the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) was one of the only global institutions releasing forecasts Read more
China’s coffee revolution
When China signals its intention to become a world player in a new industry, it pays to take notice. Now it is the turn of the international Read more
On Colombia’s stand-off
If the adverse conditions leading to the Colombian coffee growers’ strike were a perfect storm affecting the industry, it is not yet clear whether the relief Read more
Is the Honduran coffee boom over?
It was all going so well for the Honduran coffee industry. After the last record harvest, which surpassed even the most conservative forecasts, some analysts had Read more
Southeast Asia – the next target for growth
Although Korea and China have made headlines for the phenomenal growth of their coffee industries in the past few years, industry observers are betting on Southeast Read more
Trendsetters for coffee prices
There was a time when a few key indicators controlled the direction of commodity prices. News agencies could regularly refer to fundamentals, major weather patterns and the Read more
Ethiopia’s production potential
It’s just past noon at the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), and the floor is buzzing with the arrival of a few top-quality lots of washed Sidamos. More Read more
World coffee prices: a market in denial?
Following widespread reports of failing crops in Latin America, some producers are dismayed that ICE futures prices in New York show little indication of recovering. The rust Read more
Coffee leaf rust attacks in Central America
For most of the past decade, rust disease has been among the most damaging crop pests in the world’s Arabica growing regions. It’s for this reason that Read more