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Breakfast battle: Prices of beloved drinks diverge on crop outlooks, trade wars

J.R. Reed

Bearish bets have driven coffee futures down more than 17 percent since the start of the year. Rival breakfast item orange juice has made surprise gains heading into the fall, as futures surged more than 14 percent since the start of the year, making it one of the best performing commodities. Bearish bets have driven coffee futures down more than 17 percent since the start of the year, bringing the price close to a five-year low.