Colombian Coffee Returns to Pre-Crisis Levels

A Columbian coffee farmer

A Columbian coffee farmer

The production of coffee beans in Colombia has regained its strength, with forecasters predicting further growth in years to come.

This news comes after production was devastated by a disease known as la roya. An extensive renovation programme spanning 5 years has helped Colombia to recover, and the country is now back to pre-crisis production.

This comes as good news for the coffee market – the drought in Brazil drastically affected coffee production. Coffee prices have increased as a result, meaning Colombia can now benefit from their newly strengthened position.

Mexico and Central America have seen a similar rebound, with Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica all experiencing incremental recovery.

Countries which are yet to overcome la roya, such as Peru and El Salvador, remain struggling, and the drought-damaged trees in Brazil still affect the country’s output.


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