Coffee beans are prepared for roasting at the Cafe Primavera facility in Itapira, Brazil. In 2011, when coffee futures doubled over 12 months to a 14-year high and retailers raised prices, U.S. consumption still rose 1.2 percent. Illustrates COFFEE (category f) by Marvin G. Perez and Lynn Doan (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Moved: Saturday, March 15, 2014  (MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg News photo by Paulo Fridman).
Coffee beans are prepared for roasting at the Cafe Primavera facility in Itapira, Brazil. In 2011, when coffee futures doubled over 12 months to a 14-year high and retailers raised prices, U.S. consumption still rose 1.2 percent. Illustrates COFFEE (category f) by Marvin G. Perez and Lynn Doan (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Moved: Saturday, March 15, 2014 (MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg News photo by Paulo Fridman). BLOOMBERG NEWS
Coffee beans are prepared for roasting at the Cafe Primavera facility in Itapira, Brazil. In 2011, when coffee futures doubled over 12 months to a 14-year high and retailers raised prices, U.S. consumption still rose 1.2 percent. Illustrates COFFEE (category f) by Marvin G. Perez and Lynn Doan (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Moved: Saturday, March 15, 2014 (MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg News photo by Paulo Fridman). BLOOMBERG NEWS

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