Archive for June, 2013

Dropping Coffee Prices on the Market – Also For You?

Prices for coffee beans are falling. Specifically for Arabica and Robust beans. They are trading at multi-year lows right now and are expected to fall even more.

Coffee plants produce coffee beans in a two year cycle. The crops typically cycle through a rising and falling production in a two year timespan. Right now we seem to be in the middle of a two year rise and thus there are too many coffee beans on the market which in turn reduces the price of the beans.

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You can check out the whole background story on fool.com

The other factor influencing prices is the failure of the free market, or government intervention, as the Brazilian government props up loss-making farmers with subsidies. In Brazil, coffee costs around $1.26 per pound to grow, and in Colombia it cost around $1.60. Right now, coffee can be sold for $1.20, but has dipped as low as $1.17, making it totally uneconomical for growers. However, Brazil’s government is supporting growers, and recently unveiled a $1.4 billion support package to help farmers who are not making enough from their crops – effectively maintaining oversupply in the market and keeping prices low.

Read the whole story at Falling Coffee Prices Will Lead to Higher Profits for Starbucks.

Will the consumer see this through cheaper coffee prices? The answer to this is: depends. While brands like Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee are expected to have rising profits, other brands like Folgers have traditionally reduced prices for coffee for the consumers. While this might not be the best strategy to make investors happy, it does foster brand loyalty and might pay back in the long term.

What do you think? Will your favorite brand of coffee get cheaper or will they increase their profits? Let us know in the comments below!

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Snapple K-Cups – Taste The Best Stuff On Earth!

Finally the ‘best stuff’ comes in a K-Cup for you to brew at home. Snapple introduced three different iced tea blends for the Keurig K-Cup brewers. You can choose either ‘Raspberry Iced Tea’, ‘Lemon Iced Tea’ or ‘Peach Iced Tea’.

Snapple K-Cups

The best thing about it is that you won’t have to drag home the glass bottles of Snapple but you simply get the lightweight Snapple K-Cups and make your own iced tea whenever you want to.

As you would expect, the Snapple K-Cups are filled with the finest ingredients. You will enjoy your iced tea freshly brewed as if it came from the supermarket. Or, it might just taste better as it’s brewed fresh and to the size you enjoy.

Read more about the announcement here.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and Snapple announce the launch of three varieties of Snapple® K-Cup® packs for Keurig® single cup brewers. The much anticipated arrival of the new Snapple® K-Cup® packs includes the release of Peach Iced Tea, Lemon Iced Tea, and Raspberry Iced Tea.

Snapple® K-Cup® packs are filled with the finest ingredients and offer a great-tasting iced tea experience with the ease and convenience of a Keurig® brewer, according to the release. The new varieties join the current Brew Over Ice collection, an innovative line of beverages that are specifically crafted to brew directly over ice with any Keurig® brewing system, and deliver a full-strength, great tasting beverage every time.

Select one of the three delicious varieties and brew your Snapple Iced Teas at home. Check out the pricing of the Snapple Iced Tea K-Cups below. Enjoy the ‘Best Stuff on Earth’ at home!

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