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Consumption of Specialty Coffees Rose by 15% in 2017
CoffeeNetwork (New York) – The latest survey from the Brazilian Association of the Coffee Industry (Abic) showed that Brazil consumed around 550,000 bags of specialty coffee in 2017, up between 10-15% from the 490,000 bags consumed in 2016.
Most of Brazil’s specialty coffee is produced in the southern part of the Minas Gerais state which provides ideal temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees and altitudes up to 1,400 meters.
Most of Brazil's specialty coffee production is still exported. Last year, there were about 7.6 million bags exported, surpassing the 6.75 million bags in 2016. The main destinations were the United States, Europe and Japan.