Posted by: Paula Delgado-Kling | July 17, 2012

Dry weather has been good for the cup of Joe.

Coffee lovers: sunshine of the past six weeks has resulted in blossoms and ripe beans, and will help Colombia to reach the 9 million 60-kg bag target for 2013.

Colombia is the world’s No. 1 producer of high-quality Arabica beans — but the rains of La Niña wreaked havoc in the last years.

Though too much dry weather can also breed worms. In this case, farmers must work quickly to collect beans fallen on the dirt and to pick the ripe ones on time.

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  1. […] we’re back on top (in coffee production, that is)! Get your mugs ready, ’cause 2013’s gonna be a good one! […]


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