USDA Report – Coffee: World Markets and Trade

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its biannual market and trade report on the coffee industry on December 15, 2017. The USDA forecasts that world coffee production for 2017/18 will be 600,000 bags lower than the previous year.

The U.S., the world’s second-largest coffee bean importer, is forecast to decrease total imports by 800,000 bags, for a total of 25.0 million bags.

Read the full report.

Recap: 2017 Annual Luncheon

Modern Coffee World Perks to Preferences

By: Judith Schultz, GHPB

What is happening in the world of coffee? Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association (NCA), answered that question at the October 12th luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Coffee Association in conjunction with the Port Bureau at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport.

Gavina at GHCA Luncheon
Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association presents: What’s brewing in the coffee trade?

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Greater Houston Coffee Association Hosts Sam Houston Boat Tour

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

The Greater Houston Coffee Association hosted their annual ship channel tour aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 26.  Over 40 people enjoyed an evening of coffee, food and learning about how commerce in the ship channel works.

2017 Dinner Tour Guests
GHCA members and guests enjoy the 2017 Dinner Tour on April 26, 2017.
2017 Dinner Tour Guests
GHCA 2nd VP Al Hernandez (Dupuy Storage) with John Manlove and Leah Howard (Manlove Marketing) and GHCA member David Martinez, (Atlantic Coffee Solutions), on the M/V Sam Houston, April 26, 2017.

Note: This article also appeared in the May 2017 Port Bureau News.