Coffee futures are “vulnerable to an upside run”, thanks to the threat to Brazilian output from insect pests, analyst Judith Ganes-Chase said, cautioning over “some angst” over Vietnamese production too. With 2018 an “on year” in Brazil’s cycle of alternate higher and lower arabica output years, and dryness easing in robusta-growing districts, it could “see production top 60m bags” in the top coffee-growing country, setting a record high, Ms Ganes-Chase said.
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Can cold brew perk up sleepy coffee markets?
Surging sales of the trendy summertime drink have companies including Starbucks Corp. and Dunkin’ Donuts expanding offerings. For roasters and producers, cold brew can lead to more bean sales at a time of year when demand traditionally slackens. The need to soak up extra supply is especially important with the price of arabica coffee futures in New York dropping as much as 21 percent in the past year and the pace of demand growth in the U.S. forecast to slow.
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Researchers in two studies say high coffee consumption can reduce your mortality risk, no matter what ethnicity you are. However, it’s not a health panacea. Your morning cup of coffee could — quite literally — be a lifesaver.

That’s according to two new studies that tie higher coffee consumption to a lower risk of death.

The first study, published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded that those who drank the most coffee — compared with those who skip the java — have a lower risk of death.

The study used data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort, which includes information from more than 520,000 men and women in 10 European countries.

Researchers who produced the second study, which was also published today in the same journal, noted that higher coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk for death in whites and non-white populations.
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