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The International Coffee Organization forecasts coffee production in Central America will shrink...

The International Coffee Organization forecasts coffee production in Central America will shrink 16% during the current growing season that runs from October to September due to a widespread fungus in the region that is wreaking havoc. Though only 10% of the world's coffee comes from Central American countries, it's an important region for many premium blend sellers. Wholesale coffee buyers: GMCR, KRFT, SJM, SBUX, CBOU.
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  • ppars
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    I grow coffee in the mountains of the Philippines. Purely as a hobby and for our personal use--and for friends. We have found that the past crop was a lot smaller than normal; but that the presently growing one is rather large. We have had no viruses or molds or any problems at all. We use no fertilizers nor sprays of any sort. I note the crop fluctuations from year to year. I suspect that the more you spray and fertilize the crops, the more you invite disasters of the kind visiting Central America.
    16 May 2013, 09:37 AM Reply Like
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