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April 2013 Blog Posts (8)

A great Breakfast Meeting by Progreso partners at the 25th Annual SCAA Conference, Boston MA.

Progreso brings together diverse nationalities at the 25TH annual SCAA Conference

On Friday April 12th farmers, traders and various coffee experts gathered for Progreso sponsored breakfast at the just concluded 25th Annual SCAA Conference. The attendees…


Added by Sophie Mukua on April 27, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments

Goldman Lowers Arabica Coffee Price Forecasts on Brazil Crop

By Isis Almeida,Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered its price forecasts for arabica coffee futures in New York, citing an improving production outlook in leading grower Brazil.

Prices will be at $1.45 a pound in…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why is Starbucks cutting coffee prices?

By Sergio Hernandez,The Week

The ubiquitous coffee chain is slashing prices on its packaged coffee by 10 percent — from $9.99 for 12 ounces to $8.99 a bag. 

Starbucks raked in $380 million from non-café sales last quarter — with a profit of about $2.55 per bag,…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on April 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Coffee Arrivals in Indonesia Drop as Growing Region Hit by Rain

By Bloomberg JakartaGlobe

Coffee arrivals from Indonesia’s southern Sumatra, the main growing region of the world’s third- largest robusta producer, slowed this month because of heavy rain, widening the premium to the price in London.    

Deliveries to warehouses in Lampung province have…


Added by Emma Njoki on April 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Buzzkill? How Climate Change Could Eventually End Coffee

Author Jason Koebler; US News

Coffee is one of the world's most traded commodities. Each year, more than $15 billion worth of coffee is exported from 52 countries—many of which are still developing and rely on the crop to buoy their economies. The industry employs some 26 million people worldwide.

But in recent years, keeping the world's coffee drinkers supplied has become increasingly difficult: The spread of a deadly fungus that has been linked to global warming and…


Added by Stephen Muriithi on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Brewing Up Local Interest in Indonesia’s Gourmet Coffee

By Tunggul Wirajuda, The Jarkata Globe

Indonesia has long been known as a powerhouse in the global coffee trade. The country is the fourth largest coffee exporter in the world and last year alone it exported over 425,000 tons of coffee worth over $1.2 billion, most of which were of the Arabica and Robusta varieties. But while Arabica coffees like Luwak, Toraja Kalosi and Mandailing…


Added by Stephen Muriithi on April 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies

By;John Vidal,The Observer,The

Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse....…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on April 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Utilising Pulp waste

We having a challange of how to improve on productivity for our small holder coffee farmers, the common available marterial is the Pulp from our wet mills, we searching for  a solution on how it can utilised by the farmers.

Added by MALEH UMAR on April 1, 2013 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

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