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Tanzania Officials Expect to Double Coffee Production in 2013

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Tanzanian coffee. Creative Commons photo by Seyemon.

Tanzania coffee officials are estimating nearly double the total coffee production for the 12 month period ending in June, with robusta production nearly tripling. According to a recent Bloomberg report, favorable rainfalls and a collective effort to capitalize on global demand are responsible for the increases.

Here’s more from Bloomberg:

Production may rise to 65,000 metric tons from 33,400 tons in 2011-12, Kumburu said in an interview at a coffee conference today in Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Robusta coffee may account for 30,000 tons, versus 11,500 tons a year earlier, he said.

East Africa’s third-biggest economy plans to raise production to 80,000 tons by 2016 as new trees are planted, according to the board. Coffee demand is growing about 2.5 percent a year, the International Coffee Organization estimates.

The full story: Bloomberg

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