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    Guatemala coffee workers being single largest source of Immigration to US

    I work in Guatemala as a specialty bean coop exporter for last 7 years.
    Recently the coffee price has been fallen from $2.20 per pound in 2015 to as low as $0.86 in 2019. about a 60% drop.

    Also, due to warm and dry climate changes in last two years (this year is worse than last year), their yields have been 15% worse than previous years.

    Now, Guatemala is the single largest source of migrants attempting to cross into USA, more than 211,000 from Oct of last year until May of this year.

    can anyone give us some idea what we, coffee importing countries, have to do to help the coffee farmers?

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    Tough, tough problem. 95% of population growth is in the third world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Try to help them grow coffee in Texas (most of them are probably there anyway)...
    https://today.agrilife.org/2016/09/2...ee-farm-53131/
    there you have it. Coffee farm thriving in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
    who knew....

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    And in Cali... https://frinjcoffee.com/

 

 

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