Coffee news from the web – n. 5 – 3rd July 2010
Forget cups of chai, it’s cappuccino time in southern India
[India] – Until about a decade ago, north and south India were as much about beverage as border: tea to the north, coffee to the south. But there has been a shift in the 21st century. […] link – 2nd July 2010
Nestlé to build P4.3B milk and coffee factory
[Philippines] – THE LOCAL unit of Swiss food giant Nestlé said it is putting up a P4.3-billion factory in Batangas, its fifth facility in the country, to produce powdered milk and coffee creamer by 2012. The announcement comes on the heels of Nestlé Philippines, Inc.’s recent denial of Indonesian new reports that factory lines here would be relocated to the Southeast Asian neighbor. […] Link – 2nd July 2010
Record histórico en exportaciones nicaragüenses en primer semestre
Managua, 2 jul (PL) Nicaragua cerró el primer semestre de este año con exportaciones por mil cinco millones de dólares […]. Según esa entidad, el café y la carne de bovino continúan siendo los principales rubros de exportación del país, mientras Estados Unidos es el mercado más importante, al absorber este semestre el 30,37 por ciento de las ventas. […] Al cierre de junio, las exportaciones de café totalizaron 235,7 millones de dólares. […] Link – 2nd July 2010
Construirán planta liofilizadora de café
En la región de Chiapas, se construirá la primera planta liofilizadora de café soluble en México. La fábrica será establecida por Agroindustrias Unidades de México (AMSA), una empresa comercializadora de productos agropecuarios principalmente el café, algodón y cacao. […] Link – 1st July 2010
Zimbabwe: Coffee Output Plummets
Zimbabwe’s coffee production has hit a record low since Independence following the chaotic land reform exercise that reduced coffee growing estates to four from 120. Statistics gathered after a high level coffee stakeholder conference held last week in Mutare show that organic coffee production mostly in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands pl-unged to 300 tonnes in 2010 from a peak production of 15 000 tonnes in 1990 when farmers raked in US$37,5 million from sales. […] Link – 1st July 2010
Growers, traders nonplussed over global coffee prices
Bangalore [India]: The recent rally in global coffee prices has left Indian growers and traders a bit flummoxed, to say the least. Arabica futures prices in New York, which were trading in the 125-135 cents / pound a fortnight ago, are currently trading at 161 cents per pound, though still some 20 cents off the peak of about 182-185 cents recorded last February. […] Link – 30th June 2010
Pesquisador da Unicamp cria pé de café descafeinado
[Brasil] A partir de mutações feitas nas sementes das plantas, será possível produzir comercialmente café sem cafeína natural. O café descafeinado industrializado, embora não tenha caído nas graças dos brasileiros, costuma fazer sucesso lá fora. Em breve ele poderá ser substituído por um produto natural cultivado no Brasil. Paulo Mazzafera, diretor do Instituto de Biologia da Unicamp, criou um pé de café que já nasce sem cafeína. […] Link – 28th June 2010
UPDATE: China Resources To Buy Control Of Pacific Coffee For HK$326.6 Million
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Conglomerate China Resources Enterprise Ltd. (0291.HK) said Tuesday it agreed to buy an 80% stake in Hong Kong-based Pacific Coffee Co., setting the stage for a significant expansion of the coffee chain in the Chinese market, taking on established international brands such as Starbucks Corp. (SBUX: 24.35, -0.31, -1.26%) that already have a sizable presence in the mainland. […] Link.

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