Nestlé SA is going to use Ethiopian-style beans for its coffee pods harvested in Brazil, in order to avoid the use of imported beans. As stated by Bloomberg, Nestle, in agreement with the Brazilian Government, plans to test three non-commercial varieties of bean (produced in its research centre in France), which will try to replicate Ethiopian coffee quality.
The first harvest will be in 2018, but the other two are expected to be in 2019. It seems that at least another three harvests will be necessary to obtain a good coffee quality and seek government approval to start growing these varieties commercially.
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