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Topic: Coffee Crisis in Brazil? (4 msgs / 66 lines)
1) From: Jon Rosen
The business section of today's Miami Herald had a long article about  
a coffee crisis in Brazil. Apparently, this year's crop is down by  
about a third because of drought conditions in some areas and that  
coffee farmers may increase their production of robusta (gasp), as it  
is more tolerant to poor growing conditions. Is this an old story or  
something new? Is it serious, or is this type of thing typical in  
different areas of the world each year?
Jon

2) From: scott miller
Here's a link to the article from Bloomberg News:
cheers,
Scott
On 11/29/06, Jon Rosen  wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Planet earth is not as fragile as they say - your coffee will continue...
If Brazil should fall into the ocean, there will always be Vietnam for
coffee.  Tom offers even more alternatives...
Now I like a good Brazil, so the concern is real.  But the coffee will
return!
Brett
On 11/29/06, Jon Rosen  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Brett Mason
Interesting to find the article reinforces a resilient planet approach -
coffee growing is cyclical...  OK so next year shows a 29% drop rather than
the more normative 20% drop...  I would be interested to learn about the
Brazil coffee production cycles...
Here's the poart of the articel I reference:
  Brazil's coffee production normally has a two-year cycle that consists of
a larger crop, such as the one just harvested, followed by one of about 20
percent less. A decline to 30 million bags would represent a 28 percent drop
in the harvest.
The sky isn't falling, it's just a little more than before...
Brett
On 11/29/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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