Economy April 15, 2024 | 11:19 am

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Dominican coffee exports reached US$75 million between 2020-2023

Chicago, US.- During the ‘Specialty Coffee Expo 2024’, Biviana Riveiro, Executive Director of the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (ProDominicana), disclosed that Dominican coffee exports from 2020 to 2023 amounted to US$75 million. This marks an impressive 85% average growth compared to the period from 2016 to 2019, when exports stood at US$40 million.

Riveiro highlighted that in 2023, the primary destinations for Dominican coffee exports were Puerto Rico, valued at US$10.4 million, and the United States, contributing US$3.5 million, which accounts for 65.5% of total exports. Other significant markets included Italy, Japan, Germany, Saint Martin, Canada, Aruba, and Belgium.

Several Dominican coffee companies, such as Natura Bella, SRL, Samir, SRL, Bella Aldea SRL, and Pushbox Services SRL, showcased their premium products at the country’s stand. Brands like Kora, Villar, and Monte Bonito were also represented.

The Dominican Republic pavilion’s inauguration featured distinguished guests, including Sonia Guzmán, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States, Elías Brache, the consul of Chicago, and Leónidas Batista Díaz, the executive director of the Dominican Coffee Institute.

The expo provided an opportunity to extend invitations to buyers for Hub Cámara Santo Domingo, scheduled for September 2024 in the Dominican Republic. This event aims to facilitate networking and foster business relationships within the coffee industry.

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