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Brazil’s Coffee Areas to Get Dry, Warm Weather Through July 27

July 23, 2012

Coffee-growing areas in Brazil, the world’s largest producer of the commodity, will get mostly dry and warm weather through July 27, according to Sao Paulo-based weather forecaster Somar Meteorologia.

“The weather changes only in the southern Parana and Sao Paulo, due to a cold front that reaches the Parana, in the middle of the week, but cannot advance further north,” Marcio Custodio, forecast operating director at the company, said in a report e-mailed today. Minas Gerais is Brazil’s biggest arabica- producing state, while Espirito Santo is the largest producer of the robusta variety, used in instant drinks and espresso.

Above-average rainfall last month delayed harvesting and resulted in a fall in production of higher quality beans, Escritorio Carvalhaes, a Santos, Brazil-based broker, said in an e-mailed report dated July 20.

“The uncertainty over the volume of good quality coffees that will be produced in Brazil this year have resulted in growers delaying the sales of their better beans from the new season,” Escritorio Carvalhaes said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Isis Almeida in London at Ialmeida3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at Ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net.


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