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A Direct Hit

· Business & Technology (rev 18:23) · No Comments

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January was the hottest month on record for parts of Brazil, and the drought was said to be the worst in 50 years. One estimate said 30% of the coffee crop may have been lost.  

“Dry, unseasonably warm weather persisted in coffee areas of southern Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo,” the USDA said last week.

Here’s the map of those two regions. It’s basically a direct hit — in contrast to much of the rest of the country, which finally got some rain.

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