Brazil CoffeeLast year a drought hit Brazil, the world’s biggest coffee producer. But since then Brazil’s currency has weakened, which has prompted growers there to sell off their inventory because dollar-denominated sales now bring in more reais. In late 2014 Brazilian exports began to rise markedly, which has kept global prices low despite decreased exports from the world’s second- and fourth-biggest producers (Vietnam and Indonesia).
This swirling picture for coffee, cocoa and other agricultural commodities may soon get muddier. In May the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a branch of the American government, declared that it had begun to observe “weak and moderate El Niño conditions”—fluctuations in water temperatures in the Pacific that herald a period of unseasonable weather.
El Niño generally produces more intense cyclones, heavier rains and warmer weather in much of South America and east Africa, and drier-than-average weather—sometimes droughts—in South-East Asia and parts of Australia. NOAA sees a 90% chance that El Niño conditions will last all summer, and an 85% chance that they will last into 2016.
Source: www.economist.com

El Nino“EL NIÑO is Spanish for…The Niño!” joked Chris Farley on a 1997 episode of Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy programme. The skit was memorable for its absurdity but it did not do much to explain “The Niño”. It aired during the devastating 1997-1998 El Niño, which caused at least $35 billion in destruction and 23,000 deaths globally. A new El Niño is now brewing. NASA satellite pictures indicate this year’s could be even bigger than the 1997-1998 one, the strongest on record. So what is El Niño?
The Economist explains more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist

A waiter carries two cups of Turkish coffee at a coffee shop in Istanbul October 19, 2007. Turks are turning their backs on traditional Turkish coffee as they acquire a taste for the cappuccinos and espressos served at global coffee chain outlets opening up across this economically booming Muslim country. Picture taken October 19, 2007. To match feature TURKEY-COFFEE      REUTERS/Osman Orsal   (TURKEY) - RTX7D
Technology often destroys tradition. For Turkish coffee, though, it seems to have worked the other way around. Coming back from the brink of oblivion, a five-century-old culture has taken on a new life, driven by the long-overdue arrival of Turkish coffee machines and a new generation of coffee-savvy young urbanites. Summary⎙ Print On the brink of oblivion about a decade ago, Turkey’s ancient coffee culture is revived by a vibrant new generation of entrepreneurs and young consumers. In the chronicles of coffee, Ottomans take credit for introducing the great stimulating drink to Europe in the 17th century. By that time, coffeehouses — arguably the first centers of public opinion — were thriving in Istanbul, unnerving the Sublime Porte. Ottomans of all walks of life mingled in the coffeehouses, discussing anything from religion to politics, long before the Parisian cafes became the meeting point of writers and revolutionaries. In the 20th century, however, coffee was overtaken by tea as prices soared, and Turks became the world’s top tea drinkers.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com

gocubeportabilityAttention coffee addicts, marathon gamers or anyone looking for a new way to experience their daily cup, or gallon, of coffee. Nootrobox — a company that makes “nutrients for your brain” — has come up with a way to turn cold-brew coffee into chewable coffee cubes called Go Cubes. The company launched an Indiegogo campaign seeking $20,000 (about £13,000) to help make the Go Cubes, which it calls “the future of coffee,” a buzzing reality.
Read more: http://www.cnet.com/news/dont-have-time-to-drink-your-coffee-chew-it-with-go-cubes/

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