Salvadoran Coffee Production Falls

The Salvadoran Foundation for Coffee Research estimates 2.71% less production for this harvest, when compared to the previous one.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Main reasons are bad flowering and purge, strong pruning and low rain quality in medium and low altitude areas, concluded the study, in which 723 plantations were surveyed.

"In other findings, plantations from the west side of the country will increase production by 8.2%...", reported

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2012/2013 Coffee Harvest Down 7% in Costa Rica

September 2012

Low rainfall and aging plantations are the main factors for the decline in production.

An article in quotes the executive director of the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafe), Ronald Peters, who said: "We come from a good harvest, we will have a smaller quantity because of climate issues which benefited areas like the Central Valley but hurt others such as area of Coto Brus.

Coffee Exports to Fall by $200 million in 2012

February 2012

Grain producers in El Salvador warn that the harvest will be 1.1 million quintals less this year due to a range of negative factors.

Coffee entrepreneurs in El Salvador fear that in 2012, losses from a possible reduction of the crop will reach $200 million. Negative factors such as the effect of the weather, aging of the plantations and the bi-annuality of coffee are contributing to the situation.

2011-2012 Coffee Harvest to Decline by 23%

June 2011

The Salvadoran Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafé) has reported that 564,000 less quintals will be harvested than last year.

Projections for the current crop are in sharp contrast with the 2010-11 crop which totalled 2.4 million quintals (the most in the last ten years).

Costa Rica Expects 15% Drop in Coffee Harvest

January 2011

During current 2010-11 about 1.9 million bushels (46 kilos each) are expected to be harvested, 15% less than last season.

Industry sources said that decline in production is due to the impact of heavy rains which affected crops last year.

The chief executive of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (Icafe), Ronald Peters, "...

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