The harvest is already more than half complete of the expected production. After some rain and strong cold, the weather has become firmer, which helps the progress of the coffee harvest and drying. The weekly monitoring from SAFRAS indicates that, until July 6, Brazilian growers had already reaped 54% of the 21/22 crop or nearly 30.45 million from expected 56.50 million bags. The progress of work continues slightly below the same period last year, when the harvest was 56% complete, and also below the 5-year average for the period (58%).
The arabica harvest reaches 42% of production, against 46% in the same period last year and 50% of the historical average for the period. This final part of the season draws attention because now there is the emergence of the coffee that was still maturing during the drought in April and May. So, we may have some surprises. Otherwise, the profile is of low volume but with good graining and cup.
The conillon harvest is 73% complete, below 79% in the same period last year and well below the 84% average for the period. The slower maturation and the shortage of labor delayed the beginning of work, justifying this performance. The rise in the price of conillon and the interest from roasters draw more attention to the progress of the harvest and, especially, the physical availability of this description.