Coffee prices get a jolt

|By:, SA News Editor

Futures prices on Robusta coffee showed their biggest gain in 15 months as supply issues cropped up.

Among other factors, the remnants of Typhoon Haiyan hit key regions of Vietnam with torrential rainfall.

Robusta coffee prices are still down 22% YTD despite the recent rally.

In general, mass-market coffee use the Robusta bean variety, while premium sellers use Arabica.

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