The production of coffee is expected to increase by 25,000 tonnes during this financial year to reach 3,80,600 tonnes, of which 1 lakh tonnes (LT) will be Robusta and the rest will be Arabica variety, as per Coffee Board of India. The domestic consumption of coffee is also growing by 5-6 percent annually over the last decade on account of large number of coffee bars and cafes.
About 35% of the Indian Coffee Exports in the year 2014-15 is due to value-added products. The board is also working towards strengthening high-value export markets like the European Union, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Scandinavian countries.
India is the third-largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia, and the sixth-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of coffee in the world. Of the total coffee produced in India, 70 percent is exported and 30 percent is consumed domestically.