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Coffee Craze causes coffee stock to soar 6,650% this year

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August 03, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GMCR , DDRX.DL , CBOU.DL

The Stock Market's Coffee Craze While Starbucks has staged a nice recovery, the real action has been in shares of smaller outfits such as Green Mountain, Caribou, and Diedrich. Credit the K-Cup.

Despite a recession, these are hot times in the stock market for the coffee business. Shares of Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR), which reported impressive earnings July 29, are up 169% in 2009. One small coffee wholesaler, Diedrich Coffee (DDRX), is up 6,650% this year.

Even beleaguered coffee chains are bouncing back from steep declines in previous years. Starbucks (SBUX) shares have risen 87% in 2009, while second-place rival Caribou (CBOU) has seen shares quadruple in value (up 311%).

http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/jul2009/pi20090730_507221.htm?campaign_id=yhoo

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