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August 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee ...

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Fifty Shades of Green?

In the eternal quest for ‘better’ coffee, there are many labels applied to raw beans to get our attention, Shade-Grown being the most recent, but is this really better for the environment and produce a better cup?

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USA pull out of International Coffee Agreement

What does the International Coffee Agreement mean for the relationship between the USA and International Coffee Organisation?

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New Arrivals: Fresh-crop Rwandan just in!

An amazing coffee Rwanda's into a bar..... sorry. But on a serious note, our fresh Rwandan coffees have arrived!

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Why do coffee prices change? Part 1 of 2

Over the next two articles we'll be discussing some of the factors that impact the price of coffee. In this article, we'll look at futures, currency fluctuations, rising demand, and transportation costs.

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Why coffee prices change, Part 2 of 2

Last blog, we talked about the factors that impact the price of coffee. So far, we've looked at . This time, we're going to be discussing how climate, certifications, currency fluctuations, and local economics and politics come into the mix.

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Guatemalans fresh in!

Ahh Huehuetenango. Even the name is a treat on the tongue ('Way - way - te - nang - goh', as per our team member Mr. Alex Capurro's lyrical native Spanish-speaker's pronunciation).

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From battle grounds to coffee grounds.

An amazing origin story from Nicaragua, check out the natural-processed Jinotega SHB from Agropequaria Bariloche farm here.

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'Climate change itself is probably doing good...'

What coffee science has to say about Tony Abbott’s recent speech on Global Warming. Article by India Read.

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Costa Rica Harvest Update

Costa Rica’s 2017/18 harvest has begun!

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Defect Cup-Skilling

The Roaster Guilds' recent 'Demystifying Defects' cupping session was a rare, guided opportunity to dip a toe into waters that most coffee drinkers will spend a lifetime trying to avoid.

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Winter is coming... to Brazil

What if millions of coffee bushes were damaged and global coffee prices spiked dramatically?

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Long Fermentation Process (LFP)

Our latest blog takes a look at the process of long fermentation, as we announce the arrival of our first coffee that has been fermented this way - Colombian Excelso Huila Timana.

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CafeSmart 2016

Our collaboration with StreetSmart to raise awareness for CafeSmart 2016 - A unique event to unite coffee makers and drinkers around Australia to take action against homelessness.

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Industry News.

A larger than predicted Arabica crop for Brazil, harvest update for Central America and the ICO's export data for the first quarter of the current October 2015 to September 2016 coffee year.

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Golden Bean 2015 Wrap Up

As the dust settles on another Golden Bean it seems appropriate to reflect on what this competition means to the coffee community of Australia.

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Industry News.

The widely reported El Nino phenomenon has prompted a wave of dry weather across Central and South America.

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Industry News.

The declining AUD prompts local prices to rise and a positive trend line emerges in NY market, the latest harvest update from Central America and maintaining the delicate balance of supply and demand in Brazil.

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Brazil Moves to 59kg Bags

If Brazil is an origin that regularly appears on your orders, soon you will notice some changes to the way these coffees are sold. Rest assured we are not starting to despatch short weight bags; however there have been some important changes at origin that will affect our shipments and your orders.

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Industry News.

Brazil remains top of mind as we wait to hear final production output for 2014 and next year’s forecast after a drought-stricken harvest, Grounds for Health expand into Ethiopia, and the latest Nyeri update direct from ground zero.

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Industry News: Coffee Pricing 101

Global coffee prices have been in the spotlight in recent weeks after having experienced a very sharp and rapid rise.

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Bennetts Sponsor Throw at Single O!

A wrap up of the biggest coffee party Sydney has ever seen!

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The Nyeri Situation: An Update from Ground Zero

Bennetts were fortunate enough to visit Kenya and Ethiopia earlier this year to spend time with our suppliers, cupping and planning for the upcoming season. Whilst in Kenya we were keen to gauge a further understanding of the continuing situation in Nyeri.

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Visiting the Birthplace of Coffee

Upon his return from touring East Africa earlier this year, Scott offers his thoughts on the progression and development of the birthplace of coffee since his last visit in 2010.

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Industry News.

The recent leaf rust or Roya in Spanish, outbreak throughout Central and South America has remained a prevalent topic in the industry this week, with output estimates from affected origins for 2013/14 crop beginning to appear.

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Industry News.

An update on the Central and South American leaf rust epidemic and the latest production expectations from PNG, Brazil and India.

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Gold & Green

Bennetts HQ is abuzz this week with preparations for the upcoming Golden Bean conference in full swing. This year we will be judging as well as providing information about all things green in the Green Bean Zone.

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Industry News.

An update on 2012-13 outputs; the agricultural strike in Colombia comes to an end and dry weather in Costa Rica fuels roya spread.

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Industry News: The Year of the Coffee Curse

An in-depth look at the coffee leaf rust epidemic that has rocked the industry over the last 12 months and the effects this outbreak will have on the new 2013/14 crop year.

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UTZ Certified: Better Farming, Better Future

Bennetts HQ received some international visitors last week, all the way from UTZ Certified HQ in The Netherlands!

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Golden Bean Wrap Up

Get the wrap up on the Golden Bean this year as the Bennetts team return to Melbourne.

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Industry News.

The latest 2012/13 total production estimates from the ICO, a new development program to combat climate change, and weather conditions in South America.

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Industry News.

An update on 2013/14 crop year sentiments in the wake of a continual decline in the market price of coffee, Vietnam's lucky escape from super typhoon Haiyan, and the recent Let's Talk Roya event in El Salvador.

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Rainforest Alliance: The Little Green Frog

The little green frog of Rainforest Alliance is recognized around the world as a seal of certified environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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Industry News.

The current situation in Nyeri, Kenya has lead the industry news this week, drawing particular attention from the specialty coffee sector.

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Cafe Biz 2014

Bennetts are excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming Café Biz expo being held 15-16 March at Brisbane Showgrounds.

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Industry News.

Unexpected weather conditions prompt a surge in the price of coffee on the New York ICE Futures Market, the FIFA World Cup set to take over Brazil, and the latest update from leaf rust affected Central America.

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