Coffee Exports ~ Good News in El Salvador, not so in Colombia

The 2010/2011 harvest season has been a good one in El Salvador; not only have yields increased, they have nearly doubled when compared to the yields at the same time last year, and coffee prices have also gone up. The price per quintal (approximately 100 kilograms) this year is $213.28, whereas last year it was…

Colombian Coffee Crisis

Colombian coffee. Made famous by Juan Valdez, the iconic gaucho with his cowboy hat and mule laden with coffee in burlap sacs. And although Colombian now fiercely protects its coffee exports and stands with pride beside the consistent high quality found in Colombian coffee, it has only been an export crop since the mid-1800’s. And…