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Colombian coffee shrugs off roya plague

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Good news for lovers of Colombian coffee. There are plenty of beans coming out of the country after a strong harvest last year, and forecasters are predicting further output growth over the next few years.

Production of the country’s arabica coffee, the high quality bean valued by the cognoscenti for its mild and smooth flavour, was devastated by the disease known as la roya. However, Colombian growers have overseen a remarkable recovery.




Source: Financial Times