Early Coffee Harvest in El Salvador

Given persistent rain, coffee authorities officially initiated the harvest.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC) said collecting season normally starts October 15 but was set for an earlier date in anticipation of possible damage to crops by a long rainy season until November.

Elsalvador.com publishes "With the heavy rains fallen and the ones coming as a result of the climate phenomenon La Nina, Ana Escalante, executive director of CSC, advised farmers to begin collection of the coffee as soon as maturation starts showing.”

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Red Numbers for Guatemalan Coffee

March 2017

A reduction has been projected of between 10% and 15% in the 2017/18 harvest due to the effects of drought and frost in different production areas in the country.

The projections are the result of an assessment carried out by the technical department of the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) in different parts of the country. For the 2017/18 harvest a production of 3.35 million hundredweight is expected.

Costa Rica: 12% Drop in Coffee Harvest Projected

January 2017

The expected reduction in the 2016/17 harvest is due, among other factors, to the influence of late blooming caused by a prolonged dry period in the regions of Perez Zeledon, Poas and Naranjo.

From a statement issued by the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica:

Coffee: El Salvador Projects a reduction of 25% in the Harvest

March 2015

The Salvadoran Coffee Council believes that the 2014-2015 harvest was reduced by 25.6% due to the effects of climate change experienced during the second half of 2014.

It is anticipated that the coffee harvest period 2014-2015 will be reduced to 862,625 hundredweight, according to an estimate by the Salvadoran Coffee Council in which previously projected 1,160,000.

Salvadoran Harvest Forecast for 2013-2014

October 2013

Projections for the next crop production are of 1,100,236 quintals of green coffee beans, compared to the previous period which was 1,720,000 quintals, 36% less.

Salvadoran harvest forecast 2013/2014 by the Salvadoran Coffee Council:

The first forecast for the coffee harvest of 2013/2014, conducted by the Salvadoran Coffee Council, has been set at 1,100,236 quintals of gold coffee beans, which represents a decrease of 36% from the harvest of 2012/2013, which at the time of the study stood at 1,720,000 quintals. The severe outbreak of coffee rust in 2012, is be the key factor in the sharp decline.

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