India - 2018-19 coffee crop will shrink by 30-40 per cent

The coffee sector in Karnataka, the largest producer of the bean crop, has suffered losses totalling ₹3,000 crore on account of the unprecedented rains that triggered flooding and landslides in key producing regions such as Kodagu and Chikmagalur recently, said growers. The KPA sees the coffee crop loss for the 2018-19 crop year, starting October, at 30-40 per cent over last year’s 3.16 lakh tonnes on account of heavy rains in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.