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With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update September 01, 2021

 


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Harvest continues its development phase in week 20. The rain and climate are favorable for the development of the beans, and we are expecting a high-quality crop with a raise in harvest of 15% if the conditions continue to be the same. We are expecting to start cherry picking on the first days of October. At the moment, producers have been cleaning the crops, doing control of plagues, diseases, and weeds, while also prepping for fertilization.The quality of the harvest for 2021-2020 is looking good and we are expecting a better volume and cup quality. The crops are looking healthy and strong which guarantees us a good harvest. Due to Hurricane Grace the rains increased which could generate coffee leaf rust outbreaks, so we are on the lookout giving recommendations and keeping control.The last shipment of August is bound for Europe and we are expecting to start shipments for 2022 to start in March. Our PECA team has been visiting producers to gather information for harvest forecast and visits to our Orgánica network. The Quality Team is preparing for sensory and physical analysis workshops, in labs and field, to get ready for the new harvest. Likewise, they are visiting producers to strengthen relationships with a continuous assistance and advice to improve in all parts of coffee production.

 


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Producers are concluding 2nd fertilization round and have applied foliar product to boost foliage growth. Additionally, producers are applying productions to control broca. This time of the years coffee leaf rust tends to increase its incidence, yet producers have taken proactive actions. The weather across the country has been favorable with moderate rainfall in Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula. All producers continue with pests and diseases control and shade management using traditional methods, not chemicals. Overall, 80% of producers do not use chemicals because they can leave traces on the soils that lead to erosion and less organic matter.Currently, the teams are getting ready to start harvest estimates with all producers we work with in Guatemala to forecast crop 2021-2022. Access to farms is difficult due to road blockades and rain. The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality and volume. We forecast the harvest to be shorter or condensed, leading potentially to better ripening patterns in contrast to the harvest of 2020, which means it was more fragmented. This will require producers to have more farmworkers available.All Guatemala coffee contracted for harvest 2020 has been exported. The quality team has done an extensive analysis of the lots delivered this harvest, and now they are providing feedback to coffee farmers. On the other hand, the PECA team is on the ground visiting farmers and supplying remote assistance to coffee growers, associations, and cooperatives. This year has been of continued growth, reaching new areas, and farmers. Stay tuned to learn about new profiles and coffee stories behind.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The coffee leaf incidence has increased 1% in the country per our estimate due to high relative humidity and temperature, favoring its proliferation. On the other side, the traditional traps to control coffee borer beetle (broca) have yielded good results, and the team reports lower incidences as compared to the previous harvest. This is the second harvest we see good management of pests and diseases control. The PECA team has helped farmers with structuring fertilization plans, especially with farmers that have been working under the PECA program for two harvests now.One of our focuses at the moment is to continue measuring our carbon footprint to ensure we establish an action plan based on each farm and region in El Salvador. Currently, the PECA team is carrying out the carbon footprint survey and will soon start the harvest estimate. The team is also visiting farmers and strengthening relationships on the ground. This month will be rewarding the farmers with the best yield volume, and sustainability practices, amongst others.The quality team is doing calibration whilst following bio-security protocols. The PECA team is on the ground visiting new farmers who will join our supply chain in Chalatenango and Ahuachapán region. For the next harvest, we are working on a special project to reward producers' loyalty and commitment to producing specialty coffee in El Salvador. Stay tuned to learn how you can be part of and continue supporting small-scale farmers from this origin.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Farms activities are focused on finishing the 2nd fertilization, disease control and weeding. The weather in Matagalpa and Jinotega has been favorable with moderate rains, this has allowed good bean filling and development. As for Nueva Segovia there has been lack of rain which has had a negative impact in coffee blooms. All producers are planting new areas and reseeding others. It is expected for the crop to start in October in Matagalpa and December in Jinotega and Nueva Segovia.PECA team is working on harvest estimates for the 2021-2022 crop with all the producers we work with. The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality for the whole country, however for Nueva Segovia we might have a decrease in volume.All 2020-2021 contracts have been exported. PECA and the Quality teams are on the ground visiting farmers to supply assistance and giving them feedback about the results of their past crop. For this year we are planning to reach new farmers to compensate the decrease in volume on Nueva Segovia.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

We continue purchasing coffee in Tolima, north of Huila and starting the main harvest in South Huila. The harvest has been developing slowly, so we've received really good quality coffees because producers can make a better picking, having the necessary time for fermentation and drying.The volumes have been quite similar to last year's harvest with the quality being pretty good. Despite the local price which has been very high, our relationship with the producers is stronger and proof of it is that we continue being their first option despite competitors having similar price to ours. The bad news, the high level of commercialized wet coffee continues.Our goal is to ship 7.400 bags of 60kg this month and we are on the right course as we're doing well at the moment. We're trying to make more contracts but the high market prices hold back the customers who are waiting for the prices to get down in the next weeks or months.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The harvest is finishing, with the last pickings being done this month. However, the commercialization will be made between September and November. Many new producers are approaching Caravela to sell their coffees, that's good news since we're doing good things and we're a reference to the producers.The quality is hugely different to last year's, we are finding more complexity, consistence and of course new profiles to offer the new customers. The volume is less than last year due to biannual harvest. The bad news is that two of the largest customers decided to not purchase this year in Ecuador because, as a policy, they must change every year brands, profiles and country. We hope they'll come back 2022.We shipped our first container on August to CNA. We hope to ship the next one on October, our main job right now is preparing samples to offer different customers, sales offices, etc. We're exploring new process, offerings by single producers, creating new brands and profiles.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

Harvest is at 70%, we are receiving higher altitude coffees at a fast pace at this point, our purchasing units in Jaen and Quillabamba are moving parchment to Lima for milling and export. Producers are giving their best effort to produce high quality coffee, but the cloudy/rainy weather still represents a threat for their goal, but patience is bringing in the reward. Differentials are firm and speculation has been triggered again due to the C Market movements.We have seen an impact on quality due to two main factors: 1. Weather patterns have changed versus previous years, with more rain and cloudy days. 2. C Market rise in prices motivated producers to speed up all the post-harvest processes in order to secure high prices in many cases impacting quality. The most common issues we have seen from new producers who wants to be part of our project, has been high humidity (up to 15%), phenolic, moldy and earthy cups. Some PECA producers are experiencing issues with their selective harvesting due to a lack of labor as we are at the peak of the harvest, but they are finding ways to reduce the impact on their income.First three containers are scheduled for departure at the end of August, our team at the mill and purchasing units are working already on the September shipments. Preshipment samples are on the way. Bookings and container availability remains as a significant challenge, our team in the ground along with Caravela Global Logistics are doing the best to sort them out.

With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update September 01, 2021

 

The Facts

Harvest continues its development phase in week 20. The rain and climate are favorable for the development of the beans, and we are expecting a high-quality crop with a raise in harvest of 15% if the conditions continue to be the same. We are expecting to start cherry picking on the first days of October. At the moment, producers have been cleaning the crops, doing control of plagues, diseases, and weeds, while also prepping for fertilization.

 

Our Take

The quality of the harvest for 2021-2020 is looking good and we are expecting a better volume and cup quality. The crops are looking healthy and strong which guarantees us a good harvest. Due to Hurricane Grace the rains increased which could generate coffee leaf rust outbreaks, so we are on the lookout giving recommendations and keeping control.

 

Next Steps

The last shipment of August is bound for Europe and we are expecting to start shipments for 2022 to start in March. Our PECA team has been visiting producers to gather information for harvest forecast and visits to our Orgánica network. The Quality Team is preparing for sensory and physical analysis workshops, in labs and field, to get ready for the new harvest. Likewise, they are visiting producers to strengthen relationships with a continuous assistance and advice to improve in all parts of coffee production.

 

The Facts

Producers are concluding 2nd fertilization round and have applied foliar product to boost foliage growth. Additionally, producers are applying productions to control broca. This time of the years coffee leaf rust tends to increase its incidence, yet producers have taken proactive actions. The weather across the country has been favorable with moderate rainfall in Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula. All producers continue with pests and diseases control and shade management using traditional methods, not chemicals. Overall, 80% of producers do not use chemicals because they can leave traces on the soils that lead to erosion and less organic matter.

Our Take

Currently, the teams are getting ready to start harvest estimates with all producers we work with in Guatemala to forecast crop 2021-2022. Access to farms is difficult due to road blockades and rain. The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality and volume. We forecast the harvest to be shorter or condensed, leading potentially to better ripening patterns in contrast to the harvest of 2020, which means it was more fragmented. This will require producers to have more farmworkers available.

Next Steps

All Guatemala coffee contracted for harvest 2020 has been exported. The quality team has done an extensive analysis of the lots delivered this harvest, and now they are providing feedback to coffee farmers. On the other hand, the PECA team is on the ground visiting farmers and supplying remote assistance to coffee growers, associations, and cooperatives. This year has been of continued growth, reaching new areas, and farmers. Stay tuned to learn about new profiles and coffee stories behind.

The Facts

The coffee leaf incidence has increased 1% in the country per our estimate due to high relative humidity and temperature, favoring its proliferation. On the other side, the traditional traps to control coffee borer beetle (broca) have yielded good results, and the team reports lower incidences as compared to the previous harvest. This is the second harvest we see good management of pests and diseases control. The PECA team has helped farmers with structuring fertilization plans, especially with farmers that have been working under the PECA program for two harvests now.

Our Take

One of our focuses at the moment is to continue measuring our carbon footprint to ensure we establish an action plan based on each farm and region in El Salvador. Currently, the PECA team is carrying out the carbon footprint survey and will soon start the harvest estimate. The team is also visiting farmers and strengthening relationships on the ground. This month will be rewarding the farmers with the best yield volume, and sustainability practices, amongst others.

Next Steps

The quality team is doing calibration whilst following bio-security protocols. The PECA team is on the ground visiting new farmers who will join our supply chain in Chalatenango and Ahuachapán region. For the next harvest, we are working on a special project to reward producers’ loyalty and commitment to producing specialty coffee in El Salvador. Stay tuned to learn how you can be part of and continue supporting small-scale farmers from this origin.

The Facts

Farms activities are focused on finishing the 2nd fertilization, disease control and weeding. The weather in Matagalpa and Jinotega has been favorable with moderate rains, this has allowed good bean filling and development. As for Nueva Segovia there has been lack of rain which has had a negative impact in coffee blooms. All producers are planting new areas and reseeding others. It is expected for the crop to start in October in Matagalpa and December in Jinotega and Nueva Segovia.

 

Our Take

PECA team is working on harvest estimates for the 2021-2022 crop with all the producers we work with. The harvest is looking promising in terms of quality for the whole country, however for Nueva Segovia we might have a decrease in volume.

 

Next Steps

All 2020-2021 contracts have been exported. PECA and the Quality teams are on the ground visiting farmers to supply assistance and giving them feedback about the results of their past crop. For this year we are planning to reach new farmers to compensate the decrease in volume on Nueva Segovia.

The Facts

We continue purchasing coffee in Tolima, north of Huila and starting the main harvest in South Huila. The harvest has been developing slowly, so we’ve received really good quality coffees because producers can make a better picking, having the necessary time for fermentation and drying.

Our Take

The volumes have been quite similar to last year’s harvest with the quality being pretty good. Despite the local price which has been very high, our relationship with the producers is stronger and proof of it is that we continue being their first option despite competitors having similar price to ours. The bad news, the high level of commercialized wet coffee continues.

 

Next Steps

Our goal is to ship 7.400 bags of 60kg this month and we are on the right course as we’re doing well at the moment. We’re trying to make more contracts but the high market prices hold back the customers who are waiting for the prices to get down in the next weeks or months.

The Facts

The harvest is finishing, with the last pickings being done this month. However, the commercialization will be made between September and November. Many new producers are approaching Caravela to sell their coffees, that’s good news since we’re doing good things and we’re a reference to the producers.

Our Take

The quality is hugely different to last year’s, we are finding more complexity, consistence and of course new profiles to offer the new customers. The volume is less than last year due to biannual harvest. The bad news is that two of the largest customers decided to not purchase this year in Ecuador because, as a policy, they must change every year brands, profiles and country. We hope they’ll come back 2022.

 

Next Steps

We shipped our first container on August to CNA. We hope to ship the next one on October, our main job right now is preparing samples to offer different customers, sales offices, etc. We’re exploring new process, offerings by single producers, creating new brands and profiles.

The Facts

Harvest is at 70%, we are receiving higher altitude coffees at a fast pace at this point, our purchasing units in Jaen and Quillabamba are moving parchment to Lima for milling and export. Producers are giving their best effort to produce high quality coffee, but the cloudy/rainy weather still represents a threat for their goal, but patience is bringing in the reward. Differentials are firm and speculation has been triggered again due to the C Market movements.

Our Take

We have seen an impact on quality due to two main factors: 1. Weather patterns have changed versus previous years, with more rain and cloudy days. 2. C Market rise in prices motivated producers to speed up all the post-harvest processes in order to secure high prices in many cases impacting quality. The most common issues we have seen from new producers who wants to be part of our project, has been high humidity (up to 15%), phenolic, moldy and earthy cups. Some PECA producers are experiencing issues with their selective harvesting due to a lack of labor as we are at the peak of the harvest, but they are finding ways to reduce the impact on their income.

Next Steps

First three containers are scheduled for departure at the end of August, our team at the mill and purchasing units are working already on the September shipments. Preshipment samples are on the way. Bookings and container availability remains as a significant challenge, our team in the ground along with Caravela Global Logistics are doing the best to sort them out.

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