New source of sustainable coffee beans

The coffee supply chain is featured on the cover page of Operations Management.  So were interested to read this story (also on the BBC Business website) about coffee growing in Nepal.  Given that 1.4 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day, and this figure is rising, getting into coffee bean production seems to be a good thing to do.  For small Nepalese farmers it is particularly good, since the crop can be grown on land above 800 meters, which is not much good for any other crop; it does not need fertiliser; wholesalers collect the beans from the farms, so the farmers do not have to transport their produce to a market; and the crop generates three times the revenue that traditional crops have generated.

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