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Honduras overtakes Guatemala as top coffee producer

Friday, July 29, 2011

\ The coffee equation in Central America has changed. This year, Honduras passed Guatemala as the top producer in the region that produces the bulk of the world's washed arabicas, the most expensive and sought-after coffee beans, which are used in gourmet blends.\ \ Honduras's harvest this season was 3.8 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee, compared with 3.5 million bags for Guatemala.\ \ While Colombia remains the world's top single producer of washed arabica, the rise of Honduras provides the global coffee market with another top player, and a boost for the impoverished nation's economy.\ \ Original source: Wall Street Journal\ \ \ \