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Cooxupe Coffee Co-op’s Production in Brazil Falling 32%

Cooxupe Coffee Co-op’s Production in Brazil Falling 32%

April 12 - 2021 Coffee Geography Magazine

Coffee production from growers associated with Brazil's Cooxupe, the world's largest coffee co-op, is seen falling by almost a third to 7.49 million 60-kg bags in 2021, Cooxupe said announced.

 

The 32% fall in production, down from 10.99 million bags in 2020,comes as top global producer Brazil enters the off-year in the biennial coffee production cycle. The co-op said dryer-than-normal weather and very high temperatures since late last year caused production to fall more than it would normally.

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The expected volume at Cooxupe's area in Minas Gerais state will be smaller than the 7.7 million bags seen in the last off-year crop in 2019. The co-op is Brazil's largest coffee exporting company. It posted total revenues of 5.03 billion reais ($893.19 million) in 2020.

Carlos Augusto Rodrigues de Melo, Cooxupe's president

Carlos Augusto Rodrigues de Melo, Cooxupe's president

Carlos Augusto Rodrigues de Melo, Cooxupe's president, said the unfavorable weather also resulted in a slower development, so he expects the start of the harvest to come a little later than normal, at the end of May or early June.

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