Market data on Coffee pricing - early 2012 Trends - 20/01/2012
One of our BSA Member's Masteroast has been closely following the trends of the coffee market since the raft of information that came through from July 2011 until the end of the year.
As we move into 2012 and the market begins a another nervous ride, here is an overview: -
A promise of plenty Brazil (Arabica and Robusta) and Vietnam (Robusta) but speciality coffee supplies remain tenuous because of hostile weather patterns, particularly in Colombia but also across the length and breadth of Central America....
Arabica up, Robusta down.....new record gap between the two...
Although worrying news about differentials on quality Arabica prices may have reached there ceiling to the trade....unless anything extreme or unexpected happens. The “bumpy ride” will probably be absorbed by roasters and stable prices maybe ensured for the first six months of the year. The bumper record Brazil crop (picked May/June/July) will arrive in Europe from August onwards and if it is the 60million 60kg sacks as forecasted that should calm jittery nerves and there should be no further increases in 2012!.
Added: 20th January, 2012