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August 26, 2008


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This would seem to put them extremely vulnerable to the price of coffee, right?

How to seven hundred thousand producers of coffee collect their produce into quantities that importers are willing to deal with? Are there two or three wholesalers who buy from the individual farmers in Burundi or something else?

The New York City Math Teacher

Customary or poor market making in the coffee export business? We are coming off a boom in commodities that hasn't really touched coffee that closely (+40% over five years?) and coffee is still trading way below its inflation adjusted high in the late 90s. And Burundi's coffee has a negative adjustment (-100 basis points) for arabica-commodity grade traded at the ny board of trade.

And if Burundi is so concentrated on coffee - they need the imports!

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