Research by ICO Shows Coffee Farmers Operating at a Loss

A study by the International Coffee Organisation shows that coffee farmers in a selected number of countries are operating at a loss. This to them means growing coffee is becoming more and more non-profitable for farmers.

According to the study, March 2015 saw the ICO composite price consistently going down below a 10-year average of $137.24 / lb. This has raised concerns about the economic situation of coffee production and the livelihood of growers in the countries involved.[Sign in to continue]

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Heavy Rains, Millenials & US Election Influencing Coffee Prices

Raw coffee at it’s highest in Vietnam
The Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development’s Agro, Forestry & Fishery Processing & Salt Industry has revealed raw coffee prices in the Central Highland provinces of Vietnam has gone up to it’s highest level in 3 years, reports Talk Vietnam. FOB price for Robusta coffee at the Sai Gon Port saw a rise by $88 per to $2,043. Vietnam exported 121,000 tonnes of coffee in the first 10 months of this year. This brought about earnings of up to $246 million with Germany and the US being the two largest export markets holding 15.2% and 13.2% respectively in the first nine months.[Sign in to continue]

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