Vietnam Now Japan’s Top Coffee Supplier, Fueled By COVID

Sales of the higher-quality arabica beans favored by coffee shops have fallen. The trend has made Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of robusta, Japan’s top supplier of coffee beans and relegated Brazil to second place.

How COVID-19 Could Drastically Change Our Coffee Supply In The Next Year

With workers being shuffled out of the office and bunkered inside homes, the coffee bean market has noticed changes in consumer behavior, The Wall Street Journal reported. Citing market reports, the movement of two specific beans — arabica and robusta — shows how the coffee field has changed for consumers in the West.

Good Harvest Practices Will Improve Prices

In most parts of Uganda the coffee harvesting season is just beginning and farmers out of the desire to maximise profits are worried about the rather low farm gate prices of the cash crop.

Robusta Coffee Turns A Cup Of Woes For Wayanad Farmers

“India has been producing an average of 2.24 lakh tonnes of Robusta coffee every year, of which nearly 1.10 lakh tonnes are consumed domestically. Italy is the largest Robusta coffee buyer from the country and they import around 65,000 tonnes of Indian Robusta variety every year,” Prasanth Rajesh, president, Wayanad Coffee Growers’ Association, said. According to reports, the pandemic has put Italy in a crisis.