Bellko and Kaldi Café Gourmet formalize partnership

01 November 2015

Recently, Bellko and Fazenda Harmonia, the producers of Kaldi Café Gourmet, have formalized a partnership to export high quality brazilian coffee to Europe and other foreign markets.

Logo DouradoKaldi Gourmet Coffee is a 100 % Arabica coffee, certified in the Gourmet Category by ABIC – Brazilian Association of Coffee Industry.

Presenting an intense aroma and flavor, soft beverage, full-bodied and with a medium-light roasting level, Kaldi coffee’s acidity is reminiscent of citrus, a feature that is often requested by the best coffee tasters of Brazil and the world, who have given several awards to the coffee, among them the 1st place in the category Pulped Coffee Cherry Beans at the contest Norte Pioneiro (Pioneer North) in Paraná.

Like previously said, the coffee is produced by Fazenda Harmonia, a large coffee plantation that has recently won the UTZ certification, for sustainable farming. The plantation is located in the Brazilian state of Paraná, known for the quality coffee that is produced there.

Both Bellko and Kaldi Café Gourmet are very positive about the partnership, expecting to take high quality Brazilian coffee to foreign markets, at reasonable prices and in large quantities.

Tobacco crop 2014/15 has seen increased productivity and lower the average price

This season has seen increased productivity and lower average price.

With 80% of the crop 2014/15 already marketed in the three southern states, the Tobacco Growers Association of Brazil (Afubra) announced over the weekend that there was an increase in productivity, in addition to a lower average price for Virginia tobacco, the most common in the region. The numbers are based on a survey conducted by the entity with 1,759 farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná states.

According to the entity, the average productivity in the tobacco fields for the Virginia kind is 2,521 kilograms per hectare, so far. During the same period, last season, the average was 2,456 kilograms per hectare, ranging from 3%. Despite the slight increases in the average prices practiced by the industry, since the beginning of May – about 5%,  Afubra found that the increase is of 6.4%, which was agreed upon by most companies, wasn´t actually passed to the growers.The average increase should stay at 4%, no more than that. That is, there will be a decline in the price compared to the previous season.

For the 2015/16 crop, which is already being prepared in regions such as southern Santa Catarina and Vale do Rio Pardo, in Rio Grande do Sul, the orientation of Afubra is for producers to reduce the crop by about 10 %.