President Juan Manuel Santos said that Colombia can soon reach a coffee production of 18 million sacks.
“I think the future of Colombian coffee is good, promising,” he said during a sectoral convention that took place in the department (state) of Caldas.
The president said that in the last eight years, Colombia managed to almost double the production of the grain and achieve revenues of over 7 billion pesos.
“It’s something that has a very important effect on the indicators, in the economy and that has to be kept and strengthened,” he said. Santos added that “it is totally possible to achieve a production of 18 million sacks,” from around 14 million sacks currently.