Severe weather and shipping disruptions complicate coffee bean sourcing from Brazil
Pandemic-induced global cargo transportation issues, including port congestions and ongoing container shortages, are beginning to impact the availability and price of major agricultural commodities. Coffee, in particular, is being hit disproportionately hard as Brazil, the world’s largest producer of coffee beans, simultaneously struggles to manage one of the worst water shortages in its history. Continuing disruptions to coffee production and global cargo transport will result in unprecedented shortages and, consequentially, market prices for food manufacturers, coffee roasters, and consumers.Read the latest special report to discover supply chain challenges and coffee production, gain insights on transportation and the unknown extent of crop damage, and recommendations.
Overview of weather conditions causing widespread crop losses and exacerbating disruptions in Brazil
Review on the challenges facing coffee bean importers
Recommendations for companies reliant on the long-term continuity of sourcing