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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.

New research from the University of Birmingham, UK, published on Thursday, in the scientific journal "PLoS ONE", shows that there is no relationship between moderate coffee consumption and dehydration.
This study began because of a previous research that showed the acute effects of caffeine as a mild diuretic, and a common assumption that caffeinated drinks such as coffee, had this effect. However, the effect of coffee consumption in fluid balance cannot be compared directly with that of pure caffeine.

Coffee prices may not recover quickly. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) made the prediction on Thursday. In the annual report published in the British capital, the entity mentions that the selling pressure seen in 2013 should continue in the coming months and only in the long term the trend can change.

The season 2014/15 coffee Brazil should fall well below expectations as a result of intense stress and a pruning of large trees after two consecutive harvests the world's largest producer, said on Monday the Swiss Volcafe , division coffee trading ED&FMan
The trading company lowered its production forecast to 51 million 60-kg bags, compared to 60 million bags provided in November, a review of expectation which puts them closer to those numbers that can be achieved, according to representatives of producers in Brazil polled by Reuters.

The world coffee prices fell by 20 % in 2013, exemplifying the struggle in some commodity markets "against an avalanche of supply." The world's coffee production is increasing as a result of more acres devoted to the culture and the adoption of more productive and resistant plants.
Producers of Colombia and Ethiopia have decided to boost production for over three years when prices were shooting. Now the market of $ 6.1 billion of future Arabica representing most of the world's coffee production is grappling with the consequences of this increase.

Coffee production in Colombia increased 41% in 2013, the year exports experienced a growth of more than a third (35%) compared to 2012, said, on Friday, the National Federation of the sector.
According to a report by the National Federation of coffee growers, throughout 2013, 10.8 million bags of 60 kg were produced, compared to 7.7 million recorded in 2012, reflecting an increase of 41%.
The increase in coffee production was in 'tune' with total exports, with overseas sales of 9.6 million bags of coffee, reflecting an increase of 35% compared to 2012.
Source: Visão


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