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Recent news articles discuss coffee hitting multi-year highs. Poor weather in major producing countries like Brazil and Columbia, surging global demand, and speculative buying has fueled the price movement in coffee. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price coffee. Before you start investing in the coffee commodities market you should do your own research.

1. “Coffee Futures Tumble to 20-Week Low on Brazil Outlook"  July 10, 2014   

Coffee futures plunged 5.7 percent to a 20-week low on speculation that demand will ease as more supplies become available from Brazil, the world’s top producer and exporter. 

2. Bloomberg “Coffee Defies Gravity, Surges to 26-Month High on Brazil” April 23, 2104 

Futures jumped to the highest in more than two years yesterday, after drought damage in Brazil prompted Volcafe Ltd. to cut its outlook for the crop in the South American country, the world’s top grower and exporter.

3. "Coffee Falls as Stockpiles, Vietnamese Exports Rise" December 28, 2012

Robusta coffee fell for the first time in seven sessions in London as exchange-monitored stockpiles advanced and exports from top grower Vietnam are set to jump this year. 

4. "Vietnam Coffee Farmers Seen Harvesting 35% of Crop, Selling 15%" November 16, 2012

Vietnam's 2012-13 crop may be similar to the record 26.5 million bags produced last season, according to Andrea Thompson, the Belfast, Northern Ireland-based head of research and analysis at CoffeeNetwork, a unit of broker INTL FCStone Inc.  

5. "Coffee Futures Surge on Supply Concerns: Commodities at Close" September 10, 2012

Arabica-coffee futures climbed the most since January 2009 on speculation that supplies will tighten in South America, the world’s top producing region.

6. "Colombia's Coffee Crop May Be Below 7 Million Bags, Volcafe Says" April 20, 2012

Coffee production in Colombia, the world's second-biggest arabica grower, may be less than 7 million bags in the current season because of rainstorms, said Volcaf.

7. “Brazilian Coffee Prices Tumble as Producers Sell, Brokers Say” February 3, 2012

Coffee prices in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, tumbled this week as growers sold after holding onto beans in a bid to boost prices, according to brokers Flavour Coffee and Cazarini Trading Co.

8. "Coffee Falls on Signs Global Supply to Gain; Sugar, Cocoa Rise" January 17, 2012

Coffee futures fell to a one-week low in New York on signs that global production will increase. The worldwide coffee market may have a surplus in the season starting in October as output expands in Brazil. Global production will be 132.4 million bags in the current season, up 3 percent from a December forecast.

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