We know sugar, coffee and molasses inside-out. Our internal research team provide market-leading insights and forecasts for the supply and demand of the key commodities we trade in. Our research team consists of economists, agronomists, quants and weather specialists – based in both origin and destination countries. The team also monitor developments in the broader global commodity markets and macro environment.

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You many have to pay more for your morning brew as coffee prices rise

MSN - February 19th, 2023

The world’s favourite beverage, coffee, is expected to head for further price rise this year as global supply trails demand for the third year…

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Flying with one engine’: why global food supplies are at risk despite falling crop prices

Financial Times - January 29th, 2023
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Coffee Steaming Again After 4 Months in the Cold

Investing.com - January 27, 2023
Arabica hit a 3-week high after the 20-month bottom of $1.42 a lb on Jan. 11
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Commodities Are a Good Place to Be: ED&F Man

Bloomberg - January 25th, 2023

ED&F Man’s research head Kona Haque talks about how to play commodities as China begins to reopen…

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Coffee Prices Poised to Climb With Bean Shortfall Nearing Third Year

Bloomberg - January 19, 2023
Volcafe says Brazil’s arabica crop won’t reach potential…
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UN FAO's global food prices fall for fifth month in a row

BBC - September 2, 2022
The UN’s Food Prices Index has fallen for the fifth month in a row, in a sign that one of the main pressures pushing up the cost of living around the world could ease…
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Food inflation 101: What agrifoodtech players need to know about the coming crisis

AFN - May 19, 2022

This week, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned of a “global food shortage” that …

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