Heavy rains in July and August in coffee producing states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu is estimated to cut coffee crop size by 10 per cent.Coffee Board’s post-blossom estimate for 2021-22 pegs output at 369,000 tonnes, of which 260,700 tonnes would be the robusta variety. In 2020-21, India produced 334,000 tonnes of coffee.
Heavy rains are likely to impact coffee production this year. As of now our estimate is that there may be a 10 per cent drop in coffee crop,” said Jeffry Rebello, chairman, UPASI (United Planter’s Association of Southern India) coffee committee.Though production may decline, this year could turn out to be a good year for Indian coffee exports as prices have gone up in the global markets.
Source: Economic Timed