May 7

How The Pandemic Is Impacting Coffee Supply Chains In Central And South America

By Shayna Harris

The new normal at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers is daunting, president Liam Brody says: “All the pieces in the coffee value chain have never been tested at the same time. We have dealt with political coups, tsunamis, labor strikes, low price crises, but we have never had to have all elements of the chain stressed at the same moment.”

Will the pandemic force Americans to rethink their morning coffee ritual? Coffee, which comes from some of the most economically challenged countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, is being hit on all fronts, and hard.

Photo courtesy of Bryon Lippincott.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)