Coffee productivity in Colombia is evidently at a 23-year high, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.
The National Federation of Coffee Growers Roberto Velez Vallejo commented that the increase was "very good news for the country's producers".
Still, while production may be high, the low price of coffee continues to plague producers. Furthermore, record-breaking production is likely due in large part to the lowering of quality standards by the FNC in response to El Niño's ravaging of crops. Lowering of quality standards in 2015 flooded the world market with coffee, impacting the price for all producers globally.
Increased production is good news for many. But for some of the thousands of rural families living from coffee in Colombia (and millions elsewhere), the numbers may still ring hollow.