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