Brazil’s coffee output this year could fall close to the drought-affected levels of 2015, officials said, flagging the dent to prospects from factors such as tree fatigue and fertilizer shortages. Conab, the official Brazilian crop bureau, in its first forecast for domestic coffee output this year, pegged production at 43.7m-47.5m bags – a decline of at least 3.9m bags from last year’s record crop. At the lower end of the range, the result would only be some 400,000 bags above the harvest in 2015, when output hit its lowest in six years, amid a drought which fuelled a rally in New York arabica coffee futures above 200 cents a pound. The Conab forecast is also below expectations from some other commentators, such as Brazilian trading house Terra Forte which last week, in its own initial estimate, pegged this year’s crop at 48.1m bags. However, Conab has a reputation for conservative production data.
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Coffee on a skidCoffee exporters in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, see shipments in 2017 around the same 30 million bags shipped in 2016 despite talk of a weaker off-cycle 2017/18 crop. Brazil coffee exporters’ association, Cecafe, said in a Wednesday briefing that it is still not clear if production will fall much due to the usual drop in yields during the biannual production cycle. “I am not sure if the off-cycle is going to be so intense to the point that it would impact exports,” said Nelson Carvalhaes, the head of Cecafe. “It’s too early to say and that difference between years of high and low production has been falling in recent years.”Cecafe said in a report that Brazilian green coffee exports reached 2.75 million 60-kg bags in December, down from 2.93 million bags a year earlier. Total shipments in 2016 reached 30.15 million bags, down from 33.44 million bags in 2015.
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iced-coffeeSome trends take a while to catch on. In the coffee world, cold brew is absolutely not one of those. In 2016 we reached a sort of peak of incredulity regarding the rapid rise of cold coffee production and consumption, moving from surprised and impressed by the sheer numbers to borderline overwhelmed. Yet with the emergence of regional competitions, major chain adoption and the undeniable ubiquity of the offering — let alone the apparently insatiable thirst for the stuff among consumers — there came a certain point at which there was no longer any basis for incredulity. Here at the end of 2016, we can confidently declare that coffee served cold, whether in some RTD form or as part of a café menu, is officially here to stay, and we’d expect the category to occupy even more shelf and menu space in the year to come.
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Coffee futures soared for much of 2016, boosted by supply worries in particular in the robusta market, which fed through into a rare clamour even for low quality arabica beans too.But arabica futures dropped back late in the year, as a decent Brazilian flowering period boosted hopes that output of this variety at least in 2017 will prove strong for what is an “off” year in the country’s cycle of higher and lower production years.Will robusta coffee follow its peer lower? Or will arabica futures find renewed vigour? Leading commentators give their views.
More: http://www.agrimoney.com/feature/can-coffee-futures-rally-in-2017-too–485.html

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