Coffee Cultivation Gaining Popularity Among Tea Gardeners


Tea gardeners in Moulvibazar have seen a new business prospect in the market of coffee and started leaning towards coffee cultivation.

One such tea garden — Mathiura Tea Garden — in the district’s Rajnagor Upazila already started cultivating coffee on a 44-acre land.

Ibadul Haque, senior manager of the tea garden, said they planted Arabic variety of 10,000 coffee trees on roadside land, around their bungalow and in other sections.

“We have planted coffee seedlings experimentally and the fruit has already started to grow,” he said.

Mentioning the government ban on rubber cultivation on the tea gardens, he said, coffee could be a good alternative to rubber.

“We cannot rely on tea cultivation alone. The price of tea has been falling rapidly due to several crisis including of coronavirus. Thus, coffee could be an economically viable option,” he said.

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