Minster for Agriculture and Livestock said it was the government’s intention not to let this happen.
The discovery of the CBB pest, the supply of coffee from the Highlands region is expected to drop following the announcement of a quarantining of the pest from six provinces.
The developments come at a tome when coffee exports were on the rise and with good coffee prices.
Tomscoll said 1.13 million bags of coffee were exported last year. This translated into K650 million entering the country.