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Coffee Lovers Can Rest Assured Brazil Has Enough to Meet Demand

  • Head of exporters group Cecafe sees ‘plenty of stocks’
  • Biggest problem remains logistic bottlenecks, Rueda says
Coffee plants destroyed by frost and dry weather near Caconde, Brazil, in August 2021.
Coffee plants destroyed by frost and dry weather near Caconde, Brazil, in August 2021.Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg

The world’s top coffee producer has enough stockpiles to ensure java lovers their daily cups despite recent droughts, though shipping the commodity remains a challenge, the head of Brazil’s exporters group said. 

“This is not a moment of high stockpiles, but they are enough to meet demand from local and global industries,” Nicolas Rueda, president of the Cecafe exporters association, said in an interview. After a bumper crop in 2020, “it was possible to pile up plenty of stocks.”