Guatemala ScriptGenerally, Guatemala has preserved more of the traditional typica and bourbon varieties of arabica than many other Latin American growing countries, which may account for the generally superior complexity of the Guatemala cup. Most Guatemala coffee is grown in shade, ranging from rigorously managed shade on large farms to the serendipitous thickets of small growers.
This Guatemalan coffee is a “Strictly Hard Bean” coffee which is associated with high gown coffee which is denser and more consistent in flavour. It usually refers to coffee grown at altitudes higher than about 4,500 feet above sea level. This is grown in Guatemala’s northern and central high lands regions. Coffee is Guatemala’s largest export. This has EP in the title referring to European Preparation which involves hand sorting the beans to avoid defects in the mix. Guatemala’s SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) coffees exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and a complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.

ICO Report July 2016The ICO composite indicator rose to a 17-month high in July, although the market struggled to hold on to its early gains. Coffee exports have slowed in the last couple of months, as the new Brazilian crop has not yet come to market, but consumer stocks remain relatively well supplied. Furthermore, Conab released its survey of domestic private stocks as at the end of March 2016 as being just 5.4% lower than the previous year, down from 14.4 million to 13.6 million bags.
More: https://icocoffeeorg.tumblr.com/post/148833167985/coffee-market-consolidates-price-rises-but-robusta?

El Nino1Oxford Business Group reports that rising costs and adverse weather conditions are eroding crop quality and earnings in Colombia’s coffee industry. Having come through the recent El Niño weather phenomenon, attention has turned to its counterpart, La Niña, and the effects it might have an effect on the 2016/17 mitaca or mid-crop.
More: http://www.coffeeandcocoa.net/2016/08/08/el-nino-la-nina-put-colombian-coffee-sector-pressure/

SCAA YesThe members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America have voted in favor of merging with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. It’s a momentous occasion for the global coffee industry at large and for both organizations, who have worked closely over the years in various capacities, while their respective members will now be part of a larger, unified professional specialty (or speciality) organization that is as yet unnamed.
The SCAA vote ran for a month beginning in July, running through last Friday, August 5. An impressive record-high 56 percent of the eligible SCAA membership weighed in, with 62 percent voting in favor of the merger, and 38 percent voting against it. This followed the SCAE vote in which 51 percent of eligible members cast votes, with 86 percent in favor.
More: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/08/10/in-record-setting-vote-scaa-members-approve-merger-with-scae/

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