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Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered with friends at a hillside home in his village of Munchique, where about 20 people were drinking and staging cockfights.
The world is overflowing with coffee beans, sending futures for the arabica variety to the worst weekly slump since 1998. The glut is so bad that warehouses in Brazil, the world’s biggest grower and exporter, have never been this full.
The herdsmen noted that sheep eating the berries of the bush were perkier. When he ate them, he too perked up in a talkative, social kind of way.
Costco carries several Starbucks staples in bulk, including the brand’s whole bean French Roast as well as Pike Place ground coffee. But it’s rare to find a limited edition blend at the popular retailer, which is why this news is big: for a limited time, Costco is selling big boxes of Starbucks holiday coffee blend.
We have good news and bad news. The good news: No, coffee doesn’t really “go bad” in the way that bread grows mold or a banana slowly rots on your countertop. And drinking coffee made from old beans won’t make you sick, even if the expiration date has passed. (We can’t vouch for the taste, though.)
A rare batch of Brazilian arabica coffee has been certified as deliverable by the ICE exchange, reinforcing bets that rising stocks from the world’s top producer will soon start to alleviate supply worries and weigh on futures prices.
Brazil is set to flood the New York market with rare coffee cargoes as stockpiles that back futures contracts dwindle to the lowest level in more than two decades.