December 8, 2021

Coffee processing in East Africa: A guide

East Africa produces some of the world’s best coffee. This is for a number of reasons, including the region’s unique climate and geography. But what...

November 22, 2021

Understanding coffee production in Angola

At its peak, Angola was the third-largest coffee producer in the world. However, since becoming independent in 1975, the industry has suffered through civil war,...

November 18, 2021

What is the single stem system & how does it affect coffee production?

While increased yields are always beneficial for coffee farmers, it’s not a case of growth by any means necessary – farmers also want to increase...

November 17, 2021

Exploring coffee production in Ghana

Ghana is located on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the equator. The country borders Côte d’Ivoire to the west,...

October 26, 2021

Can you freeze green coffee?

Green coffee beans are sensitive to a number of external factors, such as moisture and heat. They should be stored in a clean, dry, and...

October 13, 2021

A guide to Tanzanian coffee production

Tanzania is the fourth-largest coffee producer in Africa, behind Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cote D’Ivoire. Despite this, the local coffee industry has faced challenges in recent...

October 5, 2021

Exploring Zambia as a coffee origin

As is common in many producing countries in Africa, coffee was first introduced to Zambia by missionaries. Here, however, it arrived comparatively late, in the...

September 21, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth-largest island on Earth, located just off the southeastern coast of Africa. Some time in the mid-late 19th century, coffee was introduced...

September 8, 2021

Coffee production in Cameroon

Just a few decades ago, Cameroon was one of the biggest coffee producers in the world. However, in recent years, government policy has caused production...

July 15, 2021

Exploring the Nigerian coffee sector

Coffee was first introduced to Nigeria in the late 19th century, with the first recorded exports taking place in 1896. It was a major cash...

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million people. Its economy is largely driven by agriculture, which supports...

April 14, 2021

“Remodelling to make a real difference”: Coffee production in Zimbabwe

In the early 1990s, Zimbabwe was a recognised coffee producer. The country’s sector supported more than 20,000 farmers, who produced more than 15,000 tonnes of...

February 23, 2021

“Nyumba Kumi Kahawa”: The initiative rejuvenating coffee production in Kenya

Kenya has been a major global coffee producer for more than 100 years. Although the crop was only introduced to the country in the late...

February 16, 2021

Exploring popular Kenyan coffee varieties: SL-28 & SL-34

Kenya is the 16th largest coffee producer in the world by volume, and is recognised today as a prominent specialty coffee origin. Growing regions in...

February 4, 2021

What is the Nairobi Coffee Exchange?

The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) manages the auction of all coffee produced in Kenya. It’s managed by the country’s Exchange Management Committee, and regulated by...

January 19, 2021

Exploring Kenyan Coffee: What Is A “Coffee Marketing Agent”?

Mention the words “marketing agent” to a coffee producer in Kenya, and the reaction you get will vary massively. To some, marketing agents are responsible...