The Producers Guild estimates that in 2016 the harvest will close with 14.5 million bags of 60 kilos, 1.5 million bags more than originally projected.
Weather conditions which are better than those foreseen at the beginning of the season explain the improvement in the forecast for production at the end of the harvest, which was initially estimated at 13 million bags, if the effects of El Niño occurred as predicted.
In Colombia a simplified export procedure allows anyone to use the system, by sending their product through courier companies.
The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, with the aim of promoting the export of small quantities of coffee, has developed a simplified export procedure, which allows any natural or legal person who has registered in advance as a coffee exporter to make use of this format, whereby companies use postal and courier services, which will be registered in the system of the Federation for that purpose.
Production increased from 1.03 million bags in July 2013 to 1.23 million bags for the same month this year, achieving the highest increase for that month in the last 16 years.
Improved coffee yields, a result of the renewal process carried out in recent years explains the significant increase in production, which in July reached 1.23 million bags, 30% more than what occurred in the previous month.
60% of coffee plantations were renewed between early 2009 and June 2014, reducing the average age of plantations from 12 to 7 years.
The negative effects of the climate phenomenon La Niña and the rust blight in Colombian coffee plantations between 2009 and 2012 led the industry to implement a policy of conversion of plantations, a process that was completed in June 2014 with the renovation of 575 thousand hectares of coffee nationwide.
In January Colombia produced 1 million sacks weighing 60 kilos, 15% more than the 877,000 sacks produced in the same month of 2013.
The National Federation of Coffee Growers confirmed that during January 1.01 million sacks of coffee weighing 60 kilos each were produced in Colombia, which is an increase of 15% compared to the 877,000 sacks produced in the same month of 2013.
Juan Valdez coffee shops are expanding with the first franchises in Panama and Aruba.
A press release from the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia reads:
In a ceremonial event held in Bogota, Procafecol S.A. and the company 'JV Panama S.A'., signed an agreement granting the first international franchise for Juan Valdez ® coffee, giving free rein to develop the brand in Panama and Aruba.
CISA Exportadora is a green coffee exporting company based in Nicaragua owned by the Baltodano family who enjoys over 100 years of coffee tradition.
Operates in Nicaragua
Phone: (505) 2270 4414 - (505) 2270 4412