Archive for April, 2012


Price of Coffee Beans Falls

Selling of large quantities of Arabica coffee by Colombia and Brazil served to drive coffee commodity prices lower. Part of the issue, as the price of coffee beans falls, is that major coffee growing areas in Latin America are recovering from last year’s historic rains and flooding. Although daily prices are often based on technical [...]

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Coffee Shops in China

Who would have thought? There are coffee shops in China. The land of Chairman Mao, the little red book, the Great Cultural Revolution, is home to a growing number of Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Paris Baguette, Tous Les Jours, and Pacific Coffee establishments selling coffee. For anyone who has not been tuned in, China is a [...]

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Is It Really Colombian Coffee?

Colombian coffee buyers are purchasing coffee from Peru to make up for a weak harvest. It turns out that roughly a fifth of Peruvian coffee exports are going to Colombia this year. So, when you see a bag of Juan Valdez organic coffee you might wish to ask yourself, “Is it really Colombian coffee?” Colombia [...]

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Reduce Skin Cancer Risk with Coffee and Exercise

It may be possible to reduce skin cancer risk with coffee and exercise. If recent research with mice can be applied to humans, a cup of coffee plus exercise each morning could reduce the risk of skin cancer. The research was done on mice. The animals were exposed to high levels of ultraviolet light which [...]

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