Mutombo Coffee: World coffee output falls by 14m bags as demand increases

According to Kamau Kuria, the managing director of Coffee Management Service (CMS), the demand for the produce now stands at 172 million bags against a production of 158 million bags.

Farmers are likely to earn impressive returns despite the world coffee production shortfall of 14 million bags as demand in the global market is on the rise, a marketer said yesterday.

This, Kuria noted, has led to an increase in prices for the second most traded commodity in the world.

Kuria said that thus far, the international market is facing a severe shortage of quality Arabica coffee following drought and frostbite in Brazil, the main supplier.