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Tanzania: Research Institute launches scheme to increase production

MOSHI, Tanzania – The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) has embarked on a training programme for farmers on modern crop husbandry in order to enable coffee to regain its lost glory. Under the programme, several farmers in Kilimanjaro Region have been assisted in forming groups under which they are exposed to ...

Kenya: Bad weather hurts coffee production, cuts harvests and earnings

CENTRAL KENYA – Coffee farmers in central Kenya are staring at reduced earnings compared to last season courtesy of extreme weather that has drastically cut harvests. A mixture of rains, chilly conditions followed by drought has conspired to ensure that growers will take home less during the current year.

USDA sees record 2017/18 coffee demand, stocks at 6-year low

WASHINGTON, U.S. – World coffee production for 2017/18 is forecast at 159 million bags (60 kilograms), unchanged from the previous year, as lower output in Brazil is offset by higher production in Vietnam, Mexico, and Indonesia as well as slight increases in most other countries, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday.

Cuban coffee Altoserra increases its international presence worldwide

HAVANA, Cuba – The presence of Cuban coffee Altoserra grows internationally as it is exported to Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Germany thanks to its quality and varied supply, a business source said here today. Commercial specialist Rosa Isaac Savón also informed Prensa Latina that the entity's products ...

Vietnam promotes sustainable coffee production to improve incomes

DAK LAK, Vietnam – Coffee growers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have applied internationally-recognised programmes on sustainable coffee production to raise their incomes, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Cuban coffee industry receives benefits of international cooperation

HAVANA, Cuba – The coffee industry in Cuba has received the benefits of new international cooperation projects, which are an important complement for state investments, a national expert said today. The director of coffee, cocoa and coconut at the Agricultural and Forestry Business Group, Elexis Legra ...

Rains hamper harvesting and might affect quality of part of the new crop

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – The large volume of rains in the Brazilian producing regions of arabica and robusta coffee in the second fortnight of May delayed harvesting activities and knocked down some coffee beans from the trees. Growers who had already started the harvesting of early coffee in the 2017/18 season had to halt activities ...

Nepal Coffee collective trademark to be listed in seven more markets

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal has registered the Nepal Coffee collective trademark in seven more markets—South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand and Hong Kong. The brand had been registered only in the European Union (EU) previously. The Nepal Coffee Producers’ Association (NCPA), which has been authorised to ...

Colombian coffee production falls 22.5% in May due to delayed flowerings

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia, the world's leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, produced 901,000 60-kg bags in May, a 22.5% decrease compared to the nearly 1.2 million 60-kg bags produced in May 2016. This fall was the result of the heavy rains of 2017's first half, which significantly delayed flowerings.

Papua New Guinea’s coffee company makes big stride to raise quality

EASTERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE, Papua New Guinea – Papua New Guinea's Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd says having a team of newly qualified graders should lead to much higher returns for smallholder farmers. It has trained its first four Q graders, whose job it is to assess the quality of the coffee for acidity, body, flavour, aftertaste and ...