El Salvador's Coffee Sector Faces Decline Amid Climate and Labor Struggles

El Salvador's Coffee Sector Faces Decline Amid Climate and Labor Struggles

El Salvador’s coffee industry is forecasted to drop to 555,000 sixty-kilo bags in 2023/24, a sharp decline from previous estimates. Climate change, migration-related labor shortages, and aging coffee plants are key factors. Even with government assistance programs, the sector struggles. Specialty coffee is a bright spot, seeing growth in micro-lot sales. Domestic coffee consumption is rising, with major brands expanding. However, exports are down 22% but expected to recover slightly next year. Major export markets include the U.S. and Germany, with specialty coffee fetching premium prices.

El Salvador’s coffee production faces a steep drop due to climate and labor issues.

Coffee Production, Climate Change

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