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The medical community and researchers considered a few years ago, the coffee beneficial to human health and effective in preventing disease if consumed in moderate doses, 3-4 cups daily (500 mg/day).
Research conducted under the Coffee Research Consortium, coordinated by Embrapa Café, has proved that coffee besides caffeine, vitamins and basic nutrients such as potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium and many other minerals, and antioxidants, among them chlorogenic acids.


World coffee exports fell by 5.8% in December 2013 compared with the same month of 2012. 8.54 million bags of 60kg were shipped compared to 9.07 million bags in December 2012. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) released the information.
The global exports in the first three months of coffee year 2013/14 (October 2013 to December 2013) showed a reduction of about 9.8% compared with the first three months of the previous period.


The attack of rust on coffee plantations of El Salvador is in its phase of maximum infection, according Adán Hernández , in charge of integrated pest of coffee Procafé Foundation program.
The expert stated that, at this stage, the coffee plantations have largely affected the leaves, situation manifested by spots or blotches that appear on the leaves.


Coffee farmers in Vietnam, the world's largest producer of Robusta coffee, are limiting the sales of the record before the harvest festival of Tet Lunar New Year, as they expect prices to rise.


For the first time, a study presented "compelling evidence" that caffeine consumption is beneficial for memory.
Published in the issue of January 12, 2014 of the journal Nature Neuroscience, the study shows that consuming caffeine can improve memory and have a beneficial effect on capacity retention for up to 24 hours after consumption.
Research is considered an 'exclusive proof' that caffeine benefits to long-term memory because all involved participants took one tablet of 200mg of caffeine after seeing a series of pictures.


The Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (ICAFE) will provide producers seeds and coffee seedlings of the variety Obatã , which has high tolerance to rust .
Since 2012, this disease causes much damage to coffee production in the country due to the decrease in the attention of the coffee plantations and climatic aspects. The technical manager of ICAFE, Ramírez explained that Obatã variety is a plant type Sarchimores (cross between the variety Villa Sarchí and the Timor Hybrid), originating in Brazil.


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