Regarding the potential threat of Invest 98L to C America, potential very heavy rains rather than potential wind would likely be the biggest overall danger by far (including to coffee) just as was the case with Eta's hit on C Amer last week and Etau's hit on south central Vietnam earlier today.
I'm educatedly guessing that Invest 98's recent designation was the main cause for NY to finish so strongly today after earlier weakness.
For those who don't know this, the Central American coffee is almost all Arabica, which is what NY trades. In contrast, the Vietnam crop is almost all Robusta, which is what London trades. Regardless, they are loosely correlated as one would expect since they are both coffee.
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