Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, January 2016...
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- Climate change means water worries for Indonesian farmers
- Ethiopia Commodity Exchange unveils coffee traceability system
- CI and partners hope to make coffee 100 per cent sustainable
- Scientists close to cracking cocoa's molecular code
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|BRAZIL'S ARABICA CROP WILL BE GOOD BUT ROBUSTA WILL BE DOWN|
Commodity broker Marex Spectron says that after two drought-affected crops, the Arabica regions in Brazil are “looking very good” for the next crop.
|UK COFFEE SHOP MARKET OUTPERFORMS RETAIL SECTOR|
Estimated at 20,728 outlets, the total UK coffee shop market showed significant sales growth of 10 per cent in 2015, compared with 2014, and a total turnover in 2015 of £7.9 billion.
|NO LINK BETWEEN CAFFEINE AND HEARTBEAT PROBLEM|
Regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which can lead in rare cases to heart- or stroke-related morbidity and mortality, according to UCSF researchers.
|GRINDING DATA DELIVERS MIXED PICTURE OF COCOA MARKET |
Cocoa grinding in Asia increased more sharply than expected in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to data from the Singapore-based Cocoa Association of Asia.
|BRAZILIAN COMPANY STUDYING PAPER SACK FOR SPECIALTY COFFEE|
The partners in the project believe that paper packaging could protect the aroma and flavour of specialty coffee whilst enabling the product to be stored for longer.
|CONAB EXPECTS LARGE BRAZILIAN CROP|
The prospects for Brazil's next coffee crop are significantly better than in the past two years, according to Conab. Forecasts for 2016/17 have ranged from 47 to 50 million bags.
|ICCO SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is seeking candidates for the post of Executive Director (the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation).
|WCR TO HELP WITH AFRICAN COFFEE RENAISSANCE|
With worldwide consumption expected to continue to grow in the next decade, the coffee industry is looking to Africa as a potential source of more coffee.
|KOREAN COFFEE IMPORTS GROWING QUICKLY|
Global Agricultural Information Network says South Korean coffee import data showed a 27 per cent increase in value and a 17 per cent increase in volume in 2014 compared to 2013.
|COFFEE PRICES MAKE POOR START TO 2016|
Coffee prices driven lower by issues such as concerns about the world economy, the weaker Brazilian real, and a more relaxed assessment of the coffee supply situation.
|GOOD WEATHER PROMPTS EXPECTATION OF LARGE BRAZILIAN CROP|
Importer Wolthers Douqué says weather conditions for the next Brazilian coffee crop, which starts May-June 2016, are almost ideal, and that a large crop could result.
|COCOA PRICES FALL SHARPLY BUT COULD RISE AGAIN|
Cocoa prices got off to a poor start in 2016, with the cocoa futures contract traded in London falling by 7 per cent since the beginning of the year and dropping to £2,060 per tonne.
|NCA ISSUES STATEMENT ON DIETARY GUIDELINES|
The National Coffee Association has commented about new dietary guidelines for Americans, which include coffee for the first time but fail to mention its potential health benefits.
|MONTAGNON APPOINTED SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR AT WCR|
Christophe Montagnon, a world renowned coffee geneticist, has been named Scientific Director at World Coffee Research (WCR).
|GROWING ROLE FOR YOUNG CONSUMERS IN GERMAN MARKET|
Coffee has maintained its leading position as the most popular beverage in Germany, but a report commissioned by Nespresso suggests that younger consumers are becoming more discerning.
|COCOA FLAVANOLS IMPROVE BLOOD VESSEL FUNCTION|
Consuming a beverage containing cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure, according to a study in Germany.
|COFFEE MAY IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE|
The caffeine in a cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia study.
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