Coffee Price Surge Fuels Dreams for Karnataka Farmers

Coffee Price Surge Fuels Dreams for Karnataka Farmers

The recent spike in coffee prices has brought newfound hope to Karnataka's coffee growers. Sanketh Appaiah, a 42-year-old coffee planter, is one of many who have benefited. Higher prices have led to significant investments, from new SUVs to real estate. A cooperative bank in Kodagu saw a record number of vehicle loan applications. However, challenges remain. Small farmers still struggle with rising input costs and labour shortages. Despite the optimistic outlook, caution is advised. The current boom might be fleeting, and sustainability in the coffee sector is still a concern.

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