Sumatra Mandheling 100Some of the world’s most famous coffees are grown on the islands of Indonesia: Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java. Approximately 15% of all the coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia. Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on the volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region of west-central Sumatra. “Mandalling” which is the correct spelling of the word is the name of an ethnic group after which the coffee is named. It is not a region as such.” Giling Basah”, the name of the traditional Sumatran process, involves hulling the parchment off of the bean at roughly 50% moisture content; for comparison, most other processes hull coffee at around 10-12% moisture. The unique method used in its production results in a very full body with a concentrated flavor, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish.

Coffee in baskedThe remarkable rebound in Colombia’s coffee production will see a, small, reversal next season, undermined by potential weather setbacks, and the knock-on effects of a labour “shortage”. This season, Colombian coffee output will hit 13.6m bags, the highest in 23 years, as farmers reap the rewards of a replanting programme with varieties resistant to the debilitating rust fungus, the US Department of Agriculture bureau in Bogota said.   More: http://www.agrimoney.com

ICO Report April 2016Arabica and Robusta prices went in opposite directions this month, with Arabica prices dropping back down after March’s rally, while Robusta increased to the highest monthly average since November. Total exports in the first half of coffee year 2015/16 are estimated up by 1.6% to 55.5 million bags, showing that the coffee market continues to be well supplied, although concerns linger over Robusta availability.
More: http://icocoffeeorg.tumblr.com/post/144147327395/coffee-exports

Economist H20The Economist is challenging Londoners over the summer to consider whether they would drink coffee made with water derived from their own, or others’ urine. The activation, devised by agency Sense, and which launched in Green Park on 16 May, is the latest from the business title’s Discomfort Food campaign, which has been running over the past 12 months. Entitled H#2O, this latest campaign consists of a specially designed and branded manned coffee trike offering free beverages to passers by. On closer inspection, consumers claiming their free drink notice the adjacent portaloo, which appears to be supplying water for the coffees.
More: http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk

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