It can be hard to keep up with the recent volatility of the c-market. On February 9th, prices peaked at 258.45 US cents. On March 15th, they dropped to 211.15 US cents. More recently, after slightly recovering, prices dipped below 210.00 US cents, back to the levels of November 2021. This volatility is the result of a fundamentals war, not to mention the activity of speculators, moving from coffee to cocoa and other commodities.
Harvest News May 2022
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With the increase in local speculation and the surge of intermediaries on the ground, the pressure on prices keeps growing and commodity producers are holding coffee in the expectation that the Brazilian winter might bring better prices once again. The weather in Brazil has been good this year so far but there are concerns about frosts. Though some, more sceptical, say that speculation on frosts is as much of a seasonal phenomenon as coffee itself.
What the Ethiopian 2022 Market Paradox Means for Roasters
International prices crashed but local cherry prices are slow to follow. Understand why this is happening and how this will affect the production of fully washed Ethiopian coffee.
Costa Rican Farmers Get Ready For "Hardest Season in Years"
The country will produce more coffee this year. But that won’t redeem the crash in prices. With strong competition for Costa Rican coffee, roasters must contract before the season is over.
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Green Coffee Harvest News August 2022
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