It turns out that rain is continuing to fall over Brazil’s coffee belt, and this is predicted to induce blossoms for a second time this season. Because of the large amount of rain that fell in one week, flowers that blossomed the previous weekend remained while washing away any speculation of drought in the area. Coffee brokers in the area are excited by the prospect of rain subsiding followed by plenty of sunshine. This boom (or would that be bloom?) is even more surprising considering, per government estimates, this is a record-crop year already even as the trees enter the lower-yielding half of a two-year cycle.
Tea & Coffee World Cup Europe Announced
The 18th edition of the Tea & Coffee World Cup will take place in Warsaw, Poland in February 2014. Companies ranging from associations and organizations at coffee sources, to machinery manufacturers and packaging solutions travel from all over the world to be a part of this huge networking event. Coffee producers, exporters, roasters and coffee accessory makers will all be exhibited, while the tea professionals will include new teas and infusions, processing and packaging methods and many other products.