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Coffee Production in the Philippines

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Coffee production in the Philippines used to be the fourth biggest producing nation globally 200 years ago. Presently, the Philippines production of coffee is now only 0.12% of the whole world's production. In the Philippines, the coffee producing provinces are Ilocos Norte, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Negros Occidental, Panay, Capiz, Iloilo, Sultan Kudarat, Davao, South Cotabato, Sulu, Bukidnon. Lanao del Sur. The largest coffee plantation in the Philippines, moreover, is located in a town named Alcon which is located in Cebu City.

The distribution channel of the coffee industry in the Philippines, however, is not that strong since most of the coffee supplied in the country, is imported from other countries. Vietnam, for example is said to supply the Philippines with 35 000 to 40 000 MT of coffee a year.

On the contrary, since the Philippine government is now focusing on reviving the coffee industry, production of domestic coffee is to be resurged. Other reasons of the coffee industry to be resurged include the increasing growth of coffee consumption in the Philippines and the government, distributing coffee hullers in the country.

The coffee industry of India is the sixth largest producer of coffee in the world[1], accounting for over four percent of world coffee production[2], with the bulk of all production taking place in its Southern states. India is most noted for its Monsooned Malabar variety. It is believed that coffee has been cultivated in India longer than anywhere outside of the Arabian peninsula.

Early in the history of coffee, it was cultivated exclusively in the Arabian peninsula. To maintain this monopoly on coffee production, the Arabians forbade the export of coffee beans that had not been roasted or boiled enough to prevent germination. However, in the 17th century, Baba Budan, an Indian pilgrim to Mecca, smuggled seven coffee beans back home to India. There he planted the beans in the Mysore region, establishing the first coffee plantation in India[3]. By 1840, under British rule, India began to grow coffee for export



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