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Brazil’s drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

Stacey Vanek Smith May 30, 2014
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Global coffee consumption continues to rise. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Brazil’s drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

Stacey Vanek Smith May 30, 2014
Global coffee consumption continues to rise. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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If you happen to be drinking your morning coffee right now you might want to take a few extra moments to savor it…

A severe drought in Brazil has hit its coffee-growing region hard in recent months, helping to push prices up and ruining crops in the world’s biggest coffee producing country. 

So what does it mean for farmers in Brazil — and for the price of your cappuccino?

The BBC’s Katie Watson joins Marketplace’s Stacey Vanek Smith to discuss. 

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