After trading in a relatively tight mid-$1.30s range for two months, coffee futures spiked to 12-year highs of $1.67 per pound on June 25. Poor crops in Colombia and Central America have left the market short of higher-quality Arabica beans. Differentials for most Central American Arabicas have crept back to the 40-cent-to-60-cent per-pound range over the “C” market price, a global benchmark for Arabica coffee. In addition, the early crop harvest in Brazil has been subpar in ...
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