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Costa Rican coffee congress rejects robusta

Monday, October 10, 2016


The National Coffee Congress for Costa Rica, a group of industry and government representatives that sets national coffee policy, has upheld a ban on growing the robusta coffee bean, two participants at an extraordinary congressional session said.

The proposal to amend a decree against robusta, which was outlawed in 1988 to promote production of arabica, had support from more than half of the Congress, but did not reach the two-thirds majority needed for approval.

Source: Reuters