The Best and Worst of times!

Aug 24, 2013



It’s the best bad year ever!!

The trade is buzzing with gossip and rumour concerning the latest Brazil crop

According to Bloomberg reporting from a recent ICO event – Brazilian Farmers are on for a 50.8 million bag harvest this coming crop year

The 2013 harvest will start in a few months time and this forecast makes it likely to be a record for the so-called ‘low crop’ or ‘off cycle’

The all time harvest record was made last year – when in season 2012 55.9 million 60 kilo (132 Lb) bags were harvested

The result of this ‘glut’ in the Arabica trade has been a devastating terminal NYC price decline to near $1.20 / Lb

This represents a +70% slump since the May 2011 + $3 / Lb highs and today values the Brazilian coffee crop at c  $ 8.5 B dollar

Eye watering and sobering – that even at a low, the coffee trade and raw bean harvest remains such a key fundamental economic pillar to the emerging bullish Brazilian economy and of course to the global coffee trade itself

Time me thinks for a ‘reflective’ perfetto espresso moment!

Guru writes for Aromo Coffee – They are coffee experts focussed on providing convenient and tasty ways for the caffeine addict to take their medicine. Aromo supplies excellent ESE Coffee pods and superlative Senseo pods,  both of which offer the espresso and filter connoisseur  a no mess, no fuss,  super fresh and environmentally conscious method to make stunning coffee… the guys at Aromo also have a range of Dualit branded capsules which make a brilliant and economic alternative to nespresso capsules

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