Posted by: Paula Delgado-Kling | February 2, 2012

Coffee Production to recover by 2016

Since 2009, the output of Colombia’s coffee, known for its high-quality Arabica beans, has been lagging due to bad weather, fungus and a tree renovation program. The Colombian Coffee Federation expects recovery by 2016 when trees will reach full production.

Colombia produces around 11 million 60-kg sacks annually, and last year only 7.8 million bags were produced due to torrential rains which prevented sunshine from reaching the plants and knocked beans off the trees.

Most of Colombia’s beans are exported to the U.S. and Japan.

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