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Brazil’s 2012 Production Upped to 10-Year High

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry announced today that the 2012 coffee harvest — which mostly occurs between April and September — is the country’s highest in 10 years.

The production estimate is 50.8 million bags, down from 43.5 million bags last year, according to a Reuters report, which also said that the country’s arabica production rose 19 percent over last year to 38.3 million bags.

Brazil is the world’s largest arabica producer.

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