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Brazil’s Cooparaiso Sees Stable Coffee Crop on High-Yield Cycle

The coffee crop at Cooparaiso, a producers’ cooperative in Brazil’s leading arabica-producing state, will be little changed from a year earlier even as trees enter the higher-yielding half of a two-year cycle.

Farmers at the Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso-based cooperative in the state of Minas Gerais will produce about 3 million bags of coffee this year, Jose Rogerio Lara, the company’s executive vice president, said in a telephone interview yesterday. That’s similar to last year’s 3 million in 2013 as reduced husbandry and tired trees offset the boost normally gained from the higher-yielding half of the cycle, he said.