September 14, 2022

What is Touba coffee & how do you prepare it?

Across many countries in the Middle East and Africa, traditional brewing methods are still popular today – in both coffee houses and at home. One...

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...

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...

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...

May 3, 2022

Exploring coffee consumption in Kenya

Kenya is the fifth-largest coffee producer in Africa. According to data from the International Coffee Organisation, the country produced approximately 775,000 60kg bags in 2020....

January 25, 2022

Understanding coffee & direct trade in East Africa

The trade of coffee is a crucial step in the global supply chain. However, in many cases (specifically for smallholder farmers) coffee producers are “price...

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 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 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...

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...

June 24, 2020

How to Roast Kenyan Coffee

Kenya is Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer, and its six producing regions are known for growing many varietals of high-quality coffee – thanks to the country’s...