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Colombia aims to double its coffee production

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While Central American countries are exporting less coffee and at lower prices, rival Colombia plans to double its output by 2020.

Both Central America and Colombia sell arabica coffee, regarded as the best. Coffee is by far Central America's leading export.

Last year, Colombia produced 7.8 million 60-kilo bags of coffee. But by 2020 it aims to turn out 18 million bags, a record.

Full story (in Spanish)