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June 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Agronomist helps improve Uganda's coffee production

By North Dakota State University,

An NDSU crop production expert has been helping Ugandan farmers find ways to increase their country's coffee production.

"Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa," explained Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension…
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Added by judy mimano on June 29, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Coffee production

By Rene Coste

Coffee Production, cultivation of the coffee plant, usually done in large commercial operations. The plant, a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree of African origin (genus Coffea, family Rubiaceae), is grown for its seeds, or beans, which are roasted, ground, and sold…

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Added by judy mimano on June 19, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Coffee farmers in Vietnam hoarding most robusta since 2010

By The Business Times

Farmers in Vietnam are holding the biggest unsold coffee inventory in at least five years months before they're forecast to harvest a bumper crop.

Growers in the top supplier of robusta used by Nestle SA held 35 per cent of this year's 1.56 million metric ton output at the end of…

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Added by judy mimano on June 17, 2015 at 5:40am — No Comments

Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries (2014)

By Adrianna Szenthe

With a café on nearly every corner in countless cities around the globe, it comes as no surprise that coffee is one of the top commodities worldwide. As the global third most consumed beverage, after water and tea, coffee beans are in high demand everywhere. The top producing nations…

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Added by judy mimano on June 13, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Coffee hybrids and a frank talk about breeding coffee

By Kraig Kraft of coffeelands.crs.org



A Centaur, a hybrid of human and horse.

 

Greek mythology is full of mythical beasts that are created from a fusion of two distinct entities. Some great examples are the…

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Added by Patrick on June 11, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant

By Sam Jones Cultivation of the Arabica coffee plant, staple of daily caffeine fixes and economic lifeline for millions of small farmers, is under threat from climate change as rising temperatures and new rainfall patterns limit the areas where it can be grown, researchers have…

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Added by judy mimano on June 10, 2015 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments

Brazilian Coffee Sector to Grow Two Percent in 2015

By Lisa Flueckiger

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The coffee sector in Brazil is set to grow by two percent in Brazil in 2015. The main driver of the growth is the production of coffee in capsules, where an increase in sales of 40 to 50 percent are expected according to the Brazilian Coffee Industry Association,…

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Added by judy mimano on June 3, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

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