Category: COVID-19

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How The World’s Leading Coffee Producer Is Dealing With COVID-19

COVID-19 related restrictions have impacted the world’s coffee production and exportation efforts. Despite this, Brazil 2020’s harvest is set to reach a historical high of 66.7 million bags. Though inventories were almost depleted during 2020’s off-season first quarter and bad weather hampered production in this time, future contracts for the commodity market haven’t significantly altered, […]

Will COVID-19 Mobilize Producers to Roast Their Own Coffee?

2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the international coffee production industry, bringing about challenges ranging from dwindling consumer consumption (due to lockdowns closing coffee shops) to restricted exports (as countries try to limit the virus’s spread). While the virus’s overall impact on the coffee supply chain has been negative, it might be the catalyst for some […]

COVID-19 & The Coffee Trade: Exploring The Short- & Long-Term Impact

Containers, cash flow, and congestion: COVID-19 is causing unprecedented chaos in the coffee industry. While coffee shops and roasters are shutting shop or looking for innovative ways to remain profitable, traders and producers are faced with a different kind of problem: how to keep the coffee industry running so that next year’s coffees make it […]

How COVID-19 Continues to Impact Coffee Shops Worldwide

Coffee shops are a place where people go to enjoy specialty coffee, as well as work and socialise. These spaces are also amongst the worst impacted by the spread of COVID-19, with many being forced to close their doors since the pandemic was first announced. While some countries are starting to ease the social distancing […]

COVID-19: What Coffee Farmers Want You to Know

It’s only been a few months since COVID-19 was first officially identified. Since then it’s rapidly spread around the world, changing the way that millions of people live and millions of businesses operate. The coffee supply chain hasn’t been spared from this fallout. Government-mandated Stay At Home and social distancing orders mean that millions of […]