Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cuba Aims to Increase Coffee Production After Harvest Levels Plummet

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Article from NotiCen, March 20

Cuba aims to increase coffee production this decade after harvesting 6,200 tons of beans during 2013-2014, a low figure compared with the 60,000 tons achieved in 1959. Coffee remains the most popular drink on the island and has been ingrained in the country's culture since the Haitian Revolution in the late 18th century. The Cuban coffee industry had its most difficult moment in 2012 when the harvest was a mere 4,000 tons, considered to be the worst in more than a century. That harvest forced the government to import coffee from Vietnam to meet the needs of a population that seems to be able to do without everything but the tiny cup every morning. Daniel Vázquez Read More

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