Ethiopia Modernizing

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A brief update on the current Ethiopia harvest (2015/16)
The Harvest So Far
  • Our partners report that coffee has arrived late to the wet mills due to late rains or in some areas, no rain at all. The current lack of rain is expected to be one of the worst droughts in Ethiopia. Some believe it will be even worse than the one that affected the country back in the 1980s.
  • With the rains coming late, cherry maturity has been delayed, meaning that in most areas picking began just three weeks ago.
  • Coffee cherry quality seems to be good overall so far.
  • The prices being offered for coffee cherries in most of Ethiopia have started at an average level but has slowly been climbing in most areas, especially in the Yirgachefe region, which has been the case for the last several years.
  • Coffee has arrived to the auction with high prices that have managed to sell. We are not sure if the market can pay the…

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