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Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up
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Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up

The Tico Times - September 4, 2014

Central American coffee farmers have struggled with a ravenous fungus, drought and low prices for the last several years. However, it looks like the 2014/2015 harvest might start…

Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965
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Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965

Marvin G. Perez and Morgane Lapeyre | Bloomberg - August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — A prolonged drought in Brazil has already claimed about half of José Francisco Pereira's coffee crop. Next year could be even worse as the…

Instant Coffee: Why Does half the world prefer it?
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Instant Coffee: Why Does half the world prefer it?

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - July 15, 2014

North Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end – with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers – but it…

Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest
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Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

The Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFÉ) on Tuesday said current estimates indicate the 2014-2015 coffee harvest will be better than the previous season, due mostly to the…

Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast
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Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast

Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - April 10, 2014

NEW YORK – Coffee futures rose to a 25-month high as concerns mounted that the global market will swing to a deficit after a drought in the…

Is this Coffee’s third wave?
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Is this Coffee’s third wave?

Will Oremus | Slate - March 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the…

‘Black Heart’ in Brazil heat drives coffee turnaround
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‘Black Heart’ in Brazil heat drives coffee turnaround

Gerson Freitas Jr. and Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - February 8, 2014

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – When Fabio Miarelli opened coffee cherries at his 220-acre farm in the Sul de Minas region to examine how the beans inside were…

Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March
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Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March

L. Arias - January 29, 2014

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks will open its first store in eastern San José in March, the company’s fourth in Costa Rica. The new store will be located…

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Coffee klatching in the Costa Rica Cafetal

Mitzi Stark - November 30, 2013

It was cold at 6 a.m. in the foothills of the Poás Volcano, and when Joaquin and Marvin arrived to pick coffee, they did so in sleeved…

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Third Starbucks to open in San José

L. Arias - July 31, 2013

The third Starbucks location in Costa Rica will open in Escazú, southwest of the capital, in September, the construction firm in charge of the project, GTU Desarrollos,…