SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

July 18, 2011 08:16 ET

Coffee Stocks Continue Uptrend Despite Changing Supply Outlook

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Caribou Coffee & Javalution Coffee

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Coffee stocks have skyrocketed in recent months with a combination of merger speculation and positive earnings fuelling gains. Coffee companies have posted remarkable earnings in recent quarters on record high coffee prices. With the supply picture brightening, and prices sliding, coffee stocks are finally slowing down, however. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Coffee Sector and provides investment research on Caribou Coffee Company (NYSE: CBOU) and Javalution Coffee Co. (PINKSHEETS: JCOF). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Last week the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said that world coffee production in the current 2010/2011 crop reached 133.3 million bags, a rise of 8.2 percent from the previous crop year, revising up an earlier estimate. The ICO's figure is above a forecast at 400,000 tonnes, or 6.7 million bags, by the Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, as well as a projection in May at 520,000 tonnes, or 8.67 million bags by the Indonesian Coffee Exporters Association.

According to the official estimates of the Brazilian authorities, production in crop year 2011/2012 will fall by 9.5% in relation to production in crop year 2010/2011. ICO argues that the impact of the fall in Brazilian production will be somewhat offset by the improvement in Colombian production after two crop years of low production levels.

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Javalution Coffee Company, which earlier this month merged with Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, is owner of the direct marketing brand JavaFit and the retail brand Cafe La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee.

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. operates coffeehouses primarily in the United States. As of April 3, 2011, the Company had 544 coffeehouses, including 135 franchised locations in 20 states, the District of Columbia and nine international markets.

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