photo credit: CIFOR via photopin cc

photo credit: CIFOR via photopin cc

With rain easing the drought that has plagued Brazil over the past few months, coffee prices have gotten back on the roller coaster for a ride with the most pronounced swing in prices of the past ten years.  Coffee futures surged some 89% in 2014 to March 12, but have since fallen 16%. Still, coffee is currently up 30% over the price of one year ago, when prices declined over the longest period of time in over two decades.