The harvest is still delayed, despite the improvement in the conillon pace. Arabica continues slow. SAFRAS indicates that Brazilian growers had already reaped 20% of the 21/22 crop until June 1, nearly 11.41 million from the production estimated at 56.5 million bags. This pace is below the same time last year, when 23% of production had already been reaped, and also below the 5-year average for the period, which is also around 23%.
The arabica harvest is at 13% of the crop’s potential, against 17% in the same period last year and 18% of the historical average for the period. Although some growers started the harvest earlier than normal, despite the high percentage of green beans, most prefer to wait for a higher percentage of ripe fruit. The volume of processed coffee is still small, which continues to hinder a better assessment of the quality profile of the crop and the drought effects on graining. In general, the first batches are well-formed and with good cup quality.
The conillon harvest is 31% complete. Although it advanced 5% over the previous week, it is still below the 37% of the same period last year and the 38% average for the last 5 years.