author={Herbert van der Vossen},
  journal={Experimental Agriculture},
  pages={449 - 473}
  • H. Vossen
  • Published 30 September 2005
  • Business
  • Experimental Agriculture
Organic coffee is one of several types of speciality coffees selling at a premium over mainstream coffees because of distinct origin and flavour, environment-friendly production or socio-economic concerns for the smallholder coffee growers. The demand for organic coffee in Western Europe, North America and Japan exceeds the present supply, which is still small (<1% of annual world production). More than 85% of organic coffees come from Latin America and practically all is (washed) arabica… 
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  • Biology
    Agroforestry Systems
  • 2004
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