I don’t have permission to post the actual report but the following are the takeaways:
The team traveled in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo for approximately 1,400 kms in the month of August. The March and May rains caused quality beans to drop, thereby compromising quality if not quantity. As a consequence producers had difficulty meeting their commitments for quality beans.
The July cold snap also had consequences. Although the direct impact was minimal to the plants, temperatures remained between 1 to 3 degrees with windy conditions for up to 7 days causing defoliation. While the team was touring they experienced cold and windy conditions which caused early flowering. The team concluded that this year’s quality has been compromised and the crop following the current one may not be as big as it is anticipated.