Monthly Archives: May 2016

Coffee Under Serious Threat
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Coffee Under Serious Threat

If temperatures warm at expected rates, 80 percent of land in parts of Brazil and Central America currently used to grow the most popular type of coffee, Arabica, will become unsuitable to the crop by 2050, according to research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Globally a 50 percent decline is predicted over the same period. The most […]

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Coffee is good for the tummy.
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Coffee is good for the tummy.

If you love wine or coffee, you are in luck, say new findings from researchers at the University of Groningen in Netherlands. Drinking such beverages has been shown to lead to healthier and more diverse microbes in your gut. “In total we found 60 dietary factors that influence diversity,” said one of the authors of the […]

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Coffee Futures
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Coffee Futures – Robusta and Arabica, Post Gains

Both Robusta and Arabica coffee futures posted gains on Thursday, but the different coffee varietals have seen different overall performances as of late. Robusta futures gained 2% on Thursday to hit $1,617 per ton, and earlier in the session hit the highest price-point for a most-active contract since last November. Arabica coffee futures gained 1.5% […]

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Fairtrade Coffee Lovers Unite Across the Globe
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Fairtrade Coffee Lovers Unite Across the Globe

May 13th – 15th The first global World Fairtrade Coffee Challenge, where coffee lovers around the world are being urged to get together to drink a record amount of Fairtrade coffee and show their support for farmers hit by climate change. The goal is to achieve a record number of cups of Fairtrade coffee drunk […]

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