aWhere is pleased to provide a mid-December perspective on the current Brazil coffee crop. Dryness that had started to cause concern has pretty much disappeared and most of Brazil’s production areas have received ample rainfall. One small caution worth watching… Last year’s harvest was smaller than expected due in part to dry conditions in January and again in late February and March. In addition, there was more damage than expected from coffee borer. Insect pests can multiply incredibly quickly and with this season’s anticipated big harvest (~60M bags is now a common target), no weather aberrations or significant insect damage can occur to reach that target.
As this is one of our longer more graphic heavy reports, please download the pdf here: