29 Oct '14, 5pm

Coffee Trader Volcafe Enters the Growing China Green Market

The development of China’s green coffee growing efforts, which take place almost entirely in the Yunnan region, has coincided with increases in domestic consumption in recent years. Volcafe estimates that China produces approximately 1 million bags annually, which would put it close to Ecuador, Papua New Guinea and Thailand in terms of total output. Meanwhile, companies like Starbucks and Nestle have approached Yunnan — historically a mushroom and tea growing region — as fertile ground for low-cost arabica. In late 2012, Starbucks unveiled its first Asian farm support center in Yunnan , investing in 650 hectares and experimenting with at least three different arabica varieties.

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2014/10/29/coffee-trader-volca...

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