Coffee prices, long range forecasts and drought

The tropical highlands of Minas Gerais, BrazilĀ are responsible for 25% of the world’s Arabica coffee production. In 2014, theĀ region experienced drought during the critical austral summer months of January and February. World coffee prices moved…

Mountain Rainfall

Minor shifts in atmospheric circulation can have major impacts on rainfall patterns in mountainous regions. This has important implications for crops such as coffee which are grown at altitude. Rainfall derives from uplift of moist…