By William Jones, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The global coffee market will face a shortage for the first time in three years, according to Volcafe LTD, a leading Switzerland-based coffee merchant. Although Brazil is the largest producer of coffee beans on the planet, it is still expected to produce about five million bags less than global demand between 2014 and 2015.
Volcafe noted that their data shows Brazil will produce 51 million bags in their next crop, less than the 57.2 million bags it produced in 2013-2014 and less than the 56.8 million bags . . .