November 24, 2022

Coffee production in Guinea

The Republic of Guinea (also known as Guinea) is a West African country which borders several countries, including Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Liberia,...

November 16, 2022

Women in East African coffee production

Coffee is one of East Africa’s biggest cash crops – it is responsible for the livelihoods of the estimated five million people who work in...

October 26, 2022

A guide to the Ruiru 11 coffee variety

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya produced 775,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020 – making it Africa’s fifth-largest coffee growing country that year....

October 25, 2022

Exploring coffee production in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a West African country which borders the Atlantic Ocean, Liberia, and Guinea, is mostly known for its cocoa production, rather than growing coffee....

October 13, 2022

Why are people calling for reform in Kenyan coffee production?

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya was Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer in 2020. Naturally, this makes it one of the most important origins across...

October 11, 2022

Exploring coffee grading systems: Tanzania

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Tanzania produced around 900,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020, making it Africa’s fourth-largest coffee-producing country in that year....

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale...

August 31, 2022

Understanding Tanzania’s generational gap in coffee production

Although coffee was first introduced to Tanzania in the 16th century from nearby Réunion Island (also once referred to as Bourbon), it took around 200...

August 11, 2022

How is coffee consumption changing in Nigeria?

For the most part, Nigeria is predominantly a tea and cocoa-drinking country. It’s estimated that these two categories will account for around 40% of Nigerian...

August 8, 2022

Understanding the co-operative model in Kenya’s coffee sector

Historically, as many as 50% of Kenya’s coffee producers have worked with big estates or co-operatives at any given time. Across the country, these organisations...

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including a steady decline in annual production volumes. Between 2018 and...

July 19, 2022

Simplifying green coffee grading

Preserving the quality of green coffee is an essential part of the supply chain. But in order to preserve it, we must first identify it....

July 18, 2022

A guide to the coffee sector in Côte d’Ivoire

The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire (also commonly known by its English name, the Ivory Coast) is a West African country with a population of more...

July 12, 2022

Understanding wild coffee farming

Around the world, coffee has been cultivated on farms and estates for hundreds of years. Careful and well-planned farm management means that coffee can be...

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

Kenya is Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer and is renowned for its high-quality arabica production. This is thanks to the country’s high altitudes and rich soils,...

June 13, 2022

A guide to South Sudan’s coffee sector

Despite its long history, South Sudan only became independent in 2011 – making it the newest internationally recognised country in the world. As well as...