The trailing off of the weather pattern La Nina may mean that Colombian coffee production in 2013 may reach its highest levels since 2008.
Luis Munoz, chief executive officer of Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers, said production next year is expected to rise to 9 million bags, which would represent the most since Colombia reached 11.5 million bags five years ago, according to a Bloomberg report.
Colombia is the world’s second largest arabica coffee producer, behind only Brazil.
Drier weather is also supposed to improve Colombia’s crop in the second half of 2011, although a forecast of 7.8 million bags for this year represents only a slight increase from 2010 levels, which were the country’s lowest in decades.
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