At a glance
The coffee-growing Central Highlands saw an increase in rainfall in the month of August. Precipitation for the month was well above the bare minimum of 280mm needed for the “rapid expansion” stage of cherries, despite still being behind last year and the 5-year average. This means that crop growth is still generally optimistic.
In the Central Highlands, where Robusta is grown, longer-term forecasts call for wetter-than-usual weather, while those for the North predict drier-than-usual conditions. There are currently no issues with crop growth, but a longer wet season could slow down the ripening of cherries and the farmers’ harvest by November.