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El Nino Seen Curbing Indonesia's Coffee Harvest 10% After Record

  • Output may fall to 581,000 tons next year: Bloomberg survey
  • Robusta represents more than 80% of Indonesia's production
Robusta coffee beans are roasted at the Losari Coffee Plantation in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Robusta coffee beans are roasted at the Losari Coffee Plantation in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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Coffee output in Indonesia, the world’s third-biggest producer of robusta beans, will probably drop 10 percent next year from a record in 2015 as the strongest El Nino in almost two decades hits crops.

Indonesia may reap 581,000 metric tons of beans in the year starting April 1, 2016, down from 645,000 tons this year, according to the median of six estimates from analysts and traders compiled by Bloomberg.