Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coffee, Rust, ETFs and Where the Price is Headed

An increase in coffee or roya leaf rust in Central America has generated concerns on how it could have an effect on coffee production in the region, as well as the resultant coffee prices that may accompany any possible shortages.
It must be understood that the coffee rust problem is in relationship to Arabica coffee plants and not robusta coffee. Arabica coffee is what is usually offered in coffee stores. Robusta coffee is normally associated with instant coffee, although "premium robusta" can be found in specialty espresso blends at retail outlets. In this article, the primary focus will be on arabica coffee.

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