Global demand for robusta coffee rose 5% in the past year, driven by emerging markets where instant coffee is popular, Brazilian exporter says

Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers

Mar 26, 2012 – Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , March 26, 2012 () – Robusta coffee demand rose 5% in the past year, driven by emerging markets, according Brazilian exporter and roaster Tristao Cia. de Comercio Exterior, Bloomberg reported March 23.

The a bulk of the increase in coffee consumption was seen where instant coffee is popular, according to Sergio Tristao, company president.

Brazil’s coffee production will reach 55 million bags of coffee in 2012, up from 48 million last year, Tristao said. Around 15 million bags of robusta will be produced during the 2012 harvest, with the arabica variety making up the remainder.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on March 23, 2012.

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