Coffee: Good Expectations Due to Price Rebound

The increase to $135 of the international price of the quintal is promising for the coffee sector, since in recent years producers have gone through severe crises because of the fall in the price of the grain.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

According to figures from Bloomberg Markets, between mid-November and the first week of December the price of a quintal of coffee at the international level registered an important upturn, going from $100 to $135.

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The rise is partly explained by the prospects of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), which in its October report forecast a 0.9% drop in world production, corresponding to 2019-2020 harvest.

Fredy Pastrana, a coffee producer, told that "... they are happy about the price increase, however, climate change is affecting this year's production. The yield of the coffee fruit at the time of pulping is lower, because the beans failed to develop well due to lack of rainfall in the mountains."

For Miguel Pon, executive director of the Association of Coffee Exporters of Honduras (Adecafeh), should "... temporarily suspend the retention of $9 that makes the Ihcafe so that the rural economy can breathe. It is time to make revisions to the system that has been functioning for ten years."

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