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India cuts 2017/18 coffee output estimate by 10 percent to 316,000 tonnes

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is likely to produce 316,000 tonnes of coffee in 2017/18, down nearly 10 percent from the previous estimate, as lower rainfall and higher temperature hit the crop, the state-run Coffee Board said on Tuesday.The South Asian country, which is famous as a tea producer, is also the world's No.6 coffee grower, mainly churning out the robusta beans used to make instant coffee. It also produces some of the more expensive arabica variety.India is likely to produce 221,000 tonnes of robusta in the marketing year ending on Sept. 30, down 10.6 percent from the previous estimate, ...

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:46 IST