Tag Archive 'coffee_prices'

The Italian Espresso Party?

Posted by TheShot on 31 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

All is not well in the Italian Peninsula, and there are few things that can inspire Garibaldi‘s Redshirts to go marching again like the price of that all-important daily staple of life: the espresso. This week, the Milan-based national paper, Corriere della Sera, reported on the shocking surprise many Italians received upon their return from […]

Vancouver: Pay up and smell the coffee

Posted by TheShot on 14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

Today’s Globe and Mail (Canada) reported on the arrival of the $15-a-cup (CAN$) Hacienda la Esmeralda Especial at Vancouver’s Caffè Artigiano: globeandmail.com: Pay up and smell the coffee. [alternative link: The Tyee — Coffee Hits $15 at the Pump.] Kopi luwak pretenders, take notice. The Panamanian coffee won the 2007 Roasters Guild Cupping competition at […]

Starbucks, Hershey to offer coffee-flavored chocolate products in the U.S.

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Starbucks

Starbucks executives bristle at the suggestion that their corporation represents the fast food of coffee. (This despite lamenting memos from the chairman to the contrary.) But when was the last time Starbucks made a corporate decision that favored quality over quantity? Case and point … the new chocolate partnership Starbucks announced this week: Starbucks, Hershey […]

POLL: Funds, supply worries seen buoying coffee in 2006

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Robusta

A Reuters poll expects coffee prices to remain elevated over worldwide supply concerns. Supplies are generally expected to rebound in the next crop year as regional markets recover from hurricanes and drought and Brazil eases the throttle on production: POLL-Funds, supply worries seen buoying coffee in 2006. But to give you a sense of just […]

Vietnamese coffee prices surge on demand

Posted by TheShot on 08 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade, Robusta

According to the VietNam News, the average price of wholesale coffee in Vietnam has risen up to 80% in the past year due to a regional drought in 2004-5. Coffee supplies are estimated at 30-50% lower than normal: Coffee prices surge on demand. Given the awful, mass production quality robusta beans that largely come out […]

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