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Coffee glut hinges on selling strategy of top growers'

Prospects of a bigger Vietnamese crop this year, a bumper Brazilian harvest in 2018 and a resulting surplus have helped drive down coffee bean prices.

Ho Chi Minh City

HOANG Thi Thom, a coffee grower in No 2 producer Vietnam, isn't keen to sell this year's harvest.

With prices for the robusta coffee she grows down 18 per cent in 2017, Ms Thom has sold just a tiny fraction of the 6 to 7 tonnes she expects to gather this season....

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