Day 3 of Judy Ganes and Shawn Hackett touring Arabica Coffee Farms in southern Brazil
Market analysts Judy Ganes and Shawn Hackett are in Sul de Minas trying to get an early read on the 2022/23 coffee crop after the flowering to see if the trees can really hold a crop after all the stress this past year.
It had been a challenge to find any trees in excellent condition. Our first two days we went from bad to worse with severe losses. Even this morning we kept coming up empty on the quest to find some farms that were not compromised by the harsh climatic conditions. We finally found a section of a farm that was significantly better than anything else we have seen yet. The sad reality is that all around this one gem could not compare.
The details on this roadside impromptu stop we found out after making this video by stopping a very helpful man on a motorbike. Thank you Wellington for the info. 25 hectare farm. Well fertilized. Skeletonized last year. 2020/21 produced 1,000 bags and in 2021/22 200 bags. For 2022/23 they are expecting only 500 bags. It seems other areas of the farm were impacted by drought whereas this hilltop area was protected.
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