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USDA: Indonesia 3rd largest coffee producing in the world

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Jakarta, IO – Indonesia is named as the world’s largest coffee producers in 2020 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), from the 70 coffee-producing countries surveyed, reported Detik Travel, Tuesday (28/3).

Brazil is the number one with coffee plantation area of around 27,000 sqm across Sao Paulo, Parana and Minas Gerais. Their coffee production in 2020 reached 63.4 million bags (each weighing 60 kilograms). Second place is Vietnam which produced 29 million bags of mainly the Robusta variant.

Indonesia came on third. According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Indonesia produced 774,600 tonnes or 11.95 million bags in 2020. Indonesian mostly exports its coffee to the US, Japan and Spain.

The fourth was Uganda which produced 6.1 million bags, followed by Mexico at the fifth place with 4 million bags.

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According to Statista, Indonesia’s domestic coffee consumption has almost quadrupled since 1990, reaching the equivalent of 4.8 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee in 2019/20. This growing demand is fueled by a younger generation switching over from tea to coffee, and a newfound appreciation for locally-produced coffee. (un)

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