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  • The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021
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    The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021

    Brazil has faced severe drought since September 2020. This led to higher percentages of malformed beans and screen sizes below 16. Selection and dry-milling will keep defects from reaching roasters but have reduced farms’ productivity.
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    • Brazil
  • Harvest news - June 2021
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    Harvest news - June 2021

    The market is in a moment of transition from a wave of panic and uncertainty to more optimism and stability. The current unpredictability was caused mainly by the reduced Brazilian crop (which has just started), the protests in Colombia and the global container shortage. These factors led to a surge in speculation, further increased due to the depreciation of the American dollar and the subsequent increase in the purchasing of coffee futures by funds and investors. Get up to speed, learn more on what's happening in the producing countries with our new Harvest News summary - a collection of quick origin facts bringing you the hottest information from the fields.
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  • Central America Harvest Report 2021
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    Central America Harvest Report 2021

    The latest harvest promises to be a fine vintage for Central American coffees. It's a year that producers will remember. Why? Download the report to find out. Keep yourself up to date with origin news and understand the conditions in which your coffees are being grown. This harvest report was produced in partnership with farmers and summarises interviews conducted with 10 growers about the status of the harvest.
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    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
  • Colombia Harvest Report 2021
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    Colombia Harvest Report 2021

    Colombia is the third-largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed Arabica. The country is also a strong producer of specialty coffee. Currently, up to 40% of the country’s exports are traded as specialty translating into better prices for growers. Algrano has developed a strong network of partners in Colombia during multiple visits of our team to the country. Find out how producers faced COVID in 2020 and 2021 by reading our latest report and know how the weather impacted on quality.
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    • Colombia
  • Ethiopia Harvest Report 2021
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    Ethiopia Harvest Report 2021

    Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the 5th largest coffee producing country in the world. A year of good weather brought the harvest forward and favoured flowerings and cherry development, filling them with sugars and yielding great coffees. Our Q Grader Veronika Kečkéšová described the new offers as "juicier, cleaner and brighter". Download the harvest report to learn more about this year’s crop.
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    • Ethiopia
  • Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020
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    Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020

    Coffee production in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, comes mainly from smallholder farms. The plots of local growers are on average much smaller than the ones located at the neighbouring states of Veracruz and Chiapas. The distances between farms also make it hard for producers to organize themselves.
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    • Mexico
  • Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020
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    Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020

    The quality of Mexican coffee can be spectacular. To understand where the quality comes from, we will now introduce you to two coffee areas and the producers we visited this year, starting with Veracruz.
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    • Mexico
  • Harvest report El Salvador 2020
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    Harvest report El Salvador 2020

    All Central American countries showed a downward trend in production this season and El Salvador is no exception, as our team learned during our visit to Central America this February.
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    • El Salvador
  • Cut in half: what is behind the production losses in Copán’s highlands
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    Cut in half: what is behind the production losses in Copán’s highlands

    The Honduran Discoveries starts on March 16th with 10 lots from Co-operativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (or simply Capucas). Looking for better prices after a particularly difficult harvest, Capucas is investing in anaerobic fermentation and dingle-farm coffees. Read our blog to understand how they are fighting against all odds to deliver exceptional coffee.
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    • Honduras
  • Harvest report - Guatemala 2020
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    Harvest report - Guatemala 2020

    Overall, suppliers estimate that the 2019/2020 crop is down by around 20% to 25%.
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    • Guatemala
  • Harvest report - Honduras 2020
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    Harvest report - Honduras 2020

    This month, three members of the algrano team have been travelling to the Western part of Honduras, a country where more than 10% of the people live off the coffee supply chain.
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    • Honduras
  • Ethiopia trip report: elections, a new minimum price and big fat cherry prices
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    Ethiopia trip report: elections, a new minimum price and big fat cherry prices

    This has been a very good season for farmers with high prices encouraging growers. We cupped excellent coffees from our partners who maintain a superb quality standard.
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    • Ethiopia