Honduran coffee harvest beats production target

Honduran coffee producers have already surpassed their target of 4.4 million quintals for the current harvest. Now they are aiming to reach 4.7 million.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

High prices – about US$160 per quintal – have spurred the increase said José Saavedra, a coffee grower.
"There are still three months to go before the end of the harvest. We've already reached 4.5 million quintals, so 4.7 million is in sight," he added.

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