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Brazil’s Coffee Arabica Beans Quality Hurt by Rain: Cooxupe

Persistent rainfall has hurt the quality of Brazil’s arabica crop since last wk, said Lucio Dias, commercial superintendent at Cooxupe, the country’s largest coffee-growing cooperative and biggest exporter.

 

postado em 06/06/2016 | Há 2 anos

By Fabiana Batista

2016-06-06 12:47:23.681 GMT

(Bloomberg) -- Persistent rainfall has hurt the quality of Brazil’s arabica crop since last wk, said Lucio Dias, commercial superintendent at Cooxupe, the country’s largest coffee-growing cooperative and biggest exporter.

* Wet weather is damaging beans and causing them to drop from trees, Dias said Monday in phone interview from Guaxupe, Minas Gerais state
* Rain is speeding up maturation, hindering production of more valuable beans such as semi-washed arabicas
* Weather is also affecting drying of beans on farms
* Vol. harvested <10% of total crop
* Losses in quality and volumes weren’t measured
* NOTE: Polar Air Mass to Send Temperatures Down in Brazil Coffee Areas
* NOTE: Brazil’s Top Coffee Exporter Reduces Shipping Est. for 2016
 

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