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Date: 04 Sep 2007 06:07:25
From:
Subject: Nicaragua & Honduras
I wonder how their coffee will be affected by this latest enormous
hurricane. Any news?

aloha,
cea
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Date: 06 Sep 2007 02:18:25
From: sprsso
Subject: Re: Nicaragua & Honduras
Cea,
Pretty good news. I think.....aj

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Central American coffee crops escaped
significant damage from Hurricane Felix, which hit Nicaragua and then
moved over Honduras as a tropical storm, coffee authorities and
growers
said on Wednesday.

Hurricanes can wreak havoc with Central America's prized coffee crop
and
bean prices surged in London and New York on Tuesday on speculative
buying as Felix made landfall in Nicaragua as a potentially
catastrophic
Category 5 storm.

But first reports showed the region's beans had been spared.

The Honduran Coffee Institute, or IHCAFE, said the country's harvest
escaped significant damage.

"There was no damage to speak of. We have a bit of rain, but that's
normal in the months of September and October," IHCAFE head David
Valeriano told Reuters.

In neighbouring Nicaragua, coffee growers said early reports showed
the
crop had not been damaged by Hurricane Felix.

"There have been no reports of damage on the farms for the moment,"
said
Frank Lanzas, president of the Association of Coffee Producers of
Matagalpa and a director of the board of the Nicaraguan Coffee
Council.

Jose Ramon Zeledon, a farmer from the Jinotega region, said nothing
had
happened to his farm and that Felix was just producing normal rains.





On Sep 4, 12:07 pm, be...@smithfarms.com wrote:
> I wonder how their coffee will be affected by this latest enormous
> hurricane. Any news?
>
> aloha,
> cea
> roast beans to kona to email
> farmers of Pure Kona




  
Date: 06 Sep 2007 06:11:51
From:
Subject: Re: Nicaragua & Honduras
On Thu, 06 Sep 2007 02:18:25 -0700, sprsso <sprsso@yahoo.com > wrote:

>Cea,
>Pretty good news. I think.....aj

Great! That was lucky. It is the time of normal rains for the coffee
world:). (We had 9.11 inches of rain last month.) And if I look out
my window here, there is mostly green cherry which holds on well.

Terrific.

aloha,
Cea
>
>TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Central American coffee crops escaped
>significant damage from Hurricane Felix, which hit Nicaragua and then
>moved over Honduras as a tropical storm, coffee authorities and
>growers
>said on Wednesday.
>
>Hurricanes can wreak havoc with Central America's prized coffee crop
>and
>bean prices surged in London and New York on Tuesday on speculative
>buying as Felix made landfall in Nicaragua as a potentially
>catastrophic
>Category 5 storm.
>
>But first reports showed the region's beans had been spared.
>
>The Honduran Coffee Institute, or IHCAFE, said the country's harvest
>escaped significant damage.
>
>"There was no damage to speak of. We have a bit of rain, but that's
>normal in the months of September and October," IHCAFE head David
>Valeriano told Reuters.
>
>In neighbouring Nicaragua, coffee growers said early reports showed
>the
>crop had not been damaged by Hurricane Felix.
>
>"There have been no reports of damage on the farms for the moment,"
>said
>Frank Lanzas, president of the Association of Coffee Producers of
>Matagalpa and a director of the board of the Nicaraguan Coffee
>Council.
>
>Jose Ramon Zeledon, a farmer from the Jinotega region, said nothing
>had
>happened to his farm and that Felix was just producing normal rains.
>
>
>
>
>
>On Sep 4, 12:07 pm, be...@smithfarms.com wrote:
>> I wonder how their coffee will be affected by this latest enormous
>> hurricane. Any news?
>>
>> aloha,
>> cea
>> roast beans to kona to email
>> farmers of Pure Kona
>
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 04 Sep 2007 12:18:29
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Nicaragua & Honduras
Just out of curiosity Cea, what is the effect of excess rain on trees heavy
with fruit? Does it cause the fruit to swell & burst like cherries or does
it actually knock the fruit off the trees?

--
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<beans@smithfarms.com > wrote in message
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>I wonder how their coffee will be affected by this latest enormous
> hurricane. Any news?
>
> aloha,
> cea
> roast beans to kona to email
> farmers of Pure Kona




  
Date: 04 Sep 2007 10:18:53
From:
Subject: Re: Nicaragua & Honduras
On Tue, 4 Sep 2007 12:18:29 -0500, "Robert Harmon"
<Texas_Coffee@earthlink.net > wrote:

>Just out of curiosity Cea, what is the effect of excess rain on trees heavy
>with fruit? Does it cause the fruit to swell & burst like cherries or does
>it actually knock the fruit off the trees?
>
>--
>Robert Harmon

Excess rain causes the coffee fruit to split like "regular" cherries
in which case, if the coffee cherries are not immediately harvested--
say within 24 hours--- they start to rot. The coffee then dries out
which is not good. Takes only a few days.

We've never had a hurricane here, so we really don't know all the
ramifications of the wind and rain.

aloha,
Cea
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farmers of Pure Kona