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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 7:10am
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:12pm
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I'm hoping the response is along the lines of that which the wine industry undertook when first France, and later California needed to answer fungal root infestations. Improvement in stock, field management, and genetics. While the discussion always returns to the economies of scale...we first world types absolutely depend upon our coffee resources. I wish all the best to our friends in the region and hope we can muster an effective intervention sooner rather than later. Better for the consumer, better for the intermediate agencies, and far better for the folk with the most on the line-simply due to their narrower margins-the growers and their local co-ops.
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 3:33pm
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MerleApAmber Said:

I'm hoping the response is along the lines of that which the wine industry undertook when first France, and later California needed to answer fungal root infestations. Improvement in stock, field management, and genetics. While the discussion always returns to the economies of scale...we first world types absolutely depend upon our coffee resources. I wish all the best to our friends in the region and hope we can muster an effective intervention sooner rather than later. Better for the consumer, better for the intermediate agencies, and far better for the folk with the most on the line-simply due to their narrower margins-the growers and their local co-ops.

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+1.
Wow, aside from the selfish 9for me) aspect of higher prices, this is a disaster for those port folks who must subsist on the already low wages paid to those who harvest.
THIS is where I'd like to see our govt. step in. Instead of the billions lost funding failed green energy companies,  help these folks out.
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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:47pm
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Very very sad indeed,one of my favs. Maybe time for home roasters to buy extra?
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:57am
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"Coffee rust regains foothold
"Researchers marshal technology in bid to thwart fungal outbreak in Central America"
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:13pm
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Iluvdabean Said:

*snip*  Maybe time for home roasters to buy extra?

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Steve,
While I might consider the idea worthwhile, there is the sense that green coffee is at it's best within the first year.
Given the trade offs, one could always propose today's rate of exchange makes the commodity cheaper now than later. But I'd then wonder, are the market players already starting to inflate the prices 'just-in-case?'
But it does cause pause for thought: the idea presented in sci-fi, in the Fringe tele-novel, one world held coffee tight and were able to continue enjoying it - the other lost it due to some ecologic disaster... what an incredible loss for them.
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:09pm
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 4:14pm
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Interesting, but scary
I just come home from Costa Rica,
visit a plantation /processing plan and they didn't even mention anything about it
hopefully for them (is a cooperative) the fungus is not there yet

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