Coffee news from the web – n. 12

larepublica.com.co – 21th August 2010
Precio del café arábico sube a su nivel más alto en 12 años
Bogotá – El precio del café prolongó su alza en Nueva York, y alcanzó el nivel más alto en más de 12 años, debido al temor de que la producción en Sudamérica se limite. […] Link

businessweek.com – 20th August 2010
Tanzanian Coffee Falls 1.9% at Auction, Board Says
Tanzania’s benchmark coffee price fell 1.9 percent and sales declined at an auction yesterday, the Tanzania Coffee Board said. […] Link

nytimes.com – 20th August 2010
Nespresso Rivals Vie for Dominance in Coffee War
Manhattan – A coffee war has broken out in Europe pitting the Swiss food giant Nestlé against the struggling American food group Sara Lee as well as a former Nestlé executive. […] Link

abc.net.au – 20th August 2010
Fruit bats pick apart coffee crops
The Australian Sub-Tropical Coffee Association president, Joss Webber, told the ABC that several growers have reported the problem in the last week and he has lost about $7,000 worth of product. […] Link

elcomercio.pe – 20th August 2010
Festival del Café de Pichanaki buscará difundir su consumo a nivel nacional
El café de Pichanaki es el principal recurso de exportación de la selva central, el cual viene conquistando los mercados internacionales, en especial el europeo. […] Link

reuters.com – 19th August 2010
UPDATE 2-Sales strength of Starbucks’ Via coffee questioned
Los Angeles – Better-than-expected sales of Starbucks Corp’s (SBUX.O) Via coffee are being clouded by concerns that some employees have given customers free drinks in exchange for buying the fast-growing instant-coffee brand. […] Link

heraldsun.com.au – 17th August 2010
Record 174kg pseudoephedrine shipment worth $46m hidden in coffee
The Sydney bust of a container carrying coffee and noodles from Vietnam is expected to have a “significant impact” on the national drug trade, with police estimating the street value of the hidden consignment at about $46 million. […] Link

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