Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Strong Coffee Supply Cooling Prices

Coffee supplies are exceeding demand for the second straight year, according to Volcafe, driving down coffee bean prices. The world’s top producer, Brazil, will harvest a record 57.8 million bags in the 2013-2014 season. Each bag weighs 132 pounds, or 60 kilograms. Market prices on coffee beans have plunged 12 percent in the last two weeks and are headed for the biggest monthly drop since October. [BusinessWeek]