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U.S. to Spend $14 Million to Battle Coffee Fungus

20 May 14
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Uncle Sam is investing in your cup of joe.

The U.S. Agency for International Development said Monday that it will spend $14 million to fight coffee-leaf rust, a disease that has taken a bite out of the quantity and quality of the arabica crop in northern Latin America, pushing up prices for some of the world’s most coveted beans.

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USAID said it is joining Texas A&M University’s World Coffee Research to develop rust-resistant varieties of arabica plants and improve monitoring of the disease, which the government estimates has already caused $1 billion in economic damage since 2012. The fungus, also known as roya, thrives on the leaves of coffee trees, choking the source of nutrition for the coffee cherries that encase the beans.

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Exports of coffee beans from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic have dropped 20% to about 7.4 million 60-kilogram bags in the first six months of the crop year that began Oct. 1, 2013, compared with the year-earlier period, the National Coffee Association, a Guatemala-based trade group reported this month.

The agency said production will fall by 15% to 40% in the coming years, which could result in the loss of more than 500,000 jobs.

“Coffee rust threatens more than your morning coffee—it affects jobs, businesses and the security of millions across the Americas,” said USAID’s associate administrator Mark Feierstein in a news release. “We must tackle this outbreak to ensure farmers and laborers have stable incomes, don’t start growing illicit crops, or be forced to migrate because they can no longer support their families.”

While Central America and Mexico account for about 11% of global coffee output, the supply squeeze comes as arabica coffee, the variety bought by roasters like Starbucks Corp., are already expected to be in short supply.

Growers in Brazil, the source of around one-third of the world’s coffee, are grappling with the effects of a severe drought, which is expected to mean lower production and higher prices.

Arabica-coffee futures are already up nearly 70% this year, and Central American coffees are even more expensive.

The premium on some Costa Rica and Guatemala coffees have more than doubled since the start of the year, to about 40 cents over the benchmark futures contract, said Christian Wolthers, president of Wolthers Douque, a coffee importer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Coffee rust is tough to fight, and sometimes doesn’t respond to fungicides.

“This is the year when the strongest impact of the rust has shown up,” said Mr. Wolthers, pointing to growers replacing their plants or pruning them to fight the rust.

 

read more:  http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/05/19/u-s-to-spend-14-million-to-battle-coffee-fungus/

Cafe Molido Santo Domingo Coffee 1 Lb. Bags 3-pack 3 Lbs. Total

24 Jun 13
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Cafe Molido Santo Domingo Coffee 1 Lb. Bags 3-pack 3 Lbs. Total

Cafe Molido Santo Domingo Coffee 1 Lb. Bags 3-pack 3 Lbs. Total

  • 100% Dominican Ground Coffee
  • Imported from the Dominican Republic
  • A most unique taste and one of the finest coffees in the world!
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Truly one of the worlds finest coffees…. still unknown to many. A unique coffee that is rich and distinctive and as good as any coffee in the world!

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Dominican Republic Achieves Highest Coffee Exports in 14 Years

04 Oct 12
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Santo Domingo, Oct 4 Coffee exports from the Dominican Republic for the year 2011-2012 increased to $ 30.4 million USD, the best revenue since 1998.

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This information was confirmed today by the executive director of the Dominican Coffee Council, Fausto Burgos, after the 2011-2012 period finished on Sunday.

During 2011-2012the country sent abroad over 133,000 pounds of coffee, which exceeds the previous figure by 16 per cent, Burgos said.

He said that in the past eight years coffee exports grew by 95 percent and the annual average stood at 110 million pounds.

He also stressed that about 30 percent of green coffee exported is produced by organizations of small and medium farmers, which shows their growing involvement in international business.

Original article here:  http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=574941&Itemid=1

Ninth Organic Coffee Festival in the cool mountains of Barahona

28 Jul 12
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The Ninth Organic Coffee Festival will be held in the beautiful mountainous southwest region of Polo, in the province of Barahona, during October 27-28.

The festival promotes the preservation of the local environment and the organic production of coffee in the Dominican Republic. Participants include farmers, artists, community organizations and private companies.

All kinds of cultural events take place around the festival, such as art exhibits, eco-tourism tours, lectures and coffee tastings.

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Dominican Coffee Festival

The Dominican Republic’s organic agricultural sector has gained worldwide recognition.

Known locally as the “Festicafé,’ the festival is organized by the Permanent Cultural Committee of this southwest community, coffee co-ops, the Dominican Network of Local Cultures and 30 local and national organizations.

The Dominican Republic exports annually some US$200 million in organic products such as coffee, mango, lemons, coconut, avocado, winter vegetables, cantaloupe, cocoa and bananas. Some of the most important export products are cocoa, representing exports of US$110 million annually, bananas (US$64 million), and organic coffee (approximately US$20 million).

Dominican Coffee Is Gaining Ground

03 Apr 12
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Daily many people are experiencing the rich flavor of Dominican Coffee.  Hidden in the shadow of Columbia and Jamaica, coffee from the Dominican Republic is now being experienced by more and more people here in the United States.  Try some Rich Monte Real or Cafe Santo Domingo today!

 

Dominican Coffee Makers The Only Way To Enjoy Dominican Coffee

05 Dec 11
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Dominican Coffee is a wonderfully rich-flavored and dark roasted coffee. The pride and joy of the Dominicans.  Most have their coffee black or negro in a small cup with lots of sugar or azucar. Try coffee with milk or cafe con leche.  Coffee with lots of boiled milk or American Coffee/ Cafe Americana this is espresso coffee served with hot water to thin it out.
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Dominican Coffee Beans are grown at high altitudes and tended with painstaking care in the shade of banana and rubber trees. This coffee is among the best in the world, rich, full-bodied, and perfectly balanced. Coffea Arabica L., more commonly known as the Arabica bean, prefers higher altitudes and drier climates than its cousin, the lower quality Robusta bean (C. Robusta). Therefore, the arid mountains and the well-drained, rich volcanic soil  similar to Colombia  which provide ideal conditions for growing high quality coffee.

Dominican Coffee is a wonderfully rich-flavored and dark roasted coffee. The pride and joy of the Dominicans.  Most have their coffee black or negro in a small cup with lots of sugar or azucar. Try coffee with milk/cafe con leche. Coffee with lots of boiled milk or American Coffee or Cafe Americana this is espresso coffee served with hot water to thin it out.

Dominican Coffee Beans are grown at high altitudes and tended with painstaking care in the shade of banana and rubber trees. This coffee is among the best in the world, rich, full-bodied, and perfectly balanced. Coffea Arabica L., more commonly known as the Arabica bean, prefers higher altitudes and drier climates than its cousin, the lower quality Robusta bean (C. Robusta). Therefore, the arid mountains and the well-drained, rich volcanic soil  similar to Colombia  which provide ideal conditions for growing high quality coffee.

Dominican Coffee is a wonderfully rich-flavored and dark roasted coffee.The pride and joy of the Dominicans. Most have their coffee black or negro in a small cup with lots of sugar or azucar. Try coffee with milk or cafe con leche. Coffee with lots of boiled milk or medio pollo . Or American Coffee or Cafe Americana this is espresso coffee served with hot water to thin it out.

One of remarkable features dominican coffee , what even the most popular and accessible national brand has extremely high quality. We should not search Premium or the quality symbol of export production to receive the higher class of coffee, as well as in some other countries-manufacturers of coffee where the crop is intended for export and local residents receive all the rest. Brands as  “Santo Domingo”  rich and fine, and also it is accessible to the majority of pockets.

The tradition of growing quality Dominican coffee has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Most Dominican coffee is grown on small farms; most of the growers either work alone or belong to a coop. These local farmers grow their coffee on hills and steep mountain slopes. It is usually picked by hand with each farm producer usually processing the coffee themselves in what is called a wet mill.  This way they pick only the ripe beans and save the unripe beans to be picked when they are ready.

Domincan coffee can be enjoyed best when used with a domincan coffee maker.  Just like the ones your Abulea uses when she makes her strong Cafe Dominicano.