Bloomberg records go back 136 years, National Centers for Environmental Information say in monthly analysis. Combined land and sea temperature for October was 1.76F (0,98C) above 20th-Century avg. Global monthly temperature records have been broken for 6 straights mos. October sea temperature highest on record because of strong El Nino in Pacific Ocean. First 10…Details
Volcafe Cuts Brazil’s Coffee-Crop Estimate to Four-Year Low Forecast for world’s largest producer reduced by 6.9% Trader expects global coffee shortages this season and next By Isis Almeida (Bloomberg) — Coffee farmers in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, are gathering the smallest crop in four years after dry weather reduced the size of beans, according to Volcafe.…Details
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Researchers disempower the myth that coffee consumption can lead to dehydration. New research (1), published online today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, shows that coffee consumption, like water, just adds to the moisture balance. . The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, UK, showed that…Details
Coffee lovers may be raising their cups—and perhaps eyebrows—at the recent news (in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry) that the drink contains soluble fiber, the type that can help lower cholesterol. With about 1 gram per cup, coffee’s fiber impact is modest. But the report is the latest in a growing stream of…Details
DJ Arabica Coffee Leaps Higher on Persistent Dryness in Brazil By Alexandra Wexler NEW YORK Coffee prices posted the biggest one-day gain in almost a decadeTuesday after weekend rains in Brazil did little to ease dry conditions ingrowing areas, fueling concerns about supplies from the world’s largestproducer. Arabica coffee for delivery in March rose 9.1%…Details
SAO PAULO–Brazil cut its forecast for the 2014 coffee harvest, the latest reduction to crop expectations due to the worst drought in 80 years in key growing areas. The country will produce 44.6 million 60-kilogram (132 pound) bags of coffee this year, Brazilian crop agency Conab said Thursday, a decline of 9.3% from last year.…Details
NEW YORK–Arabica-coffee prices extended their gains to a new one-month high Monday as traders and investors fretted over the conclusion to the current Brazilian harvest as well as indicators for the next one. Arabica for delivery in September on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange was recently up 1.2% at $1.8135 a pound, the highest intraday…Details