Ethiopia is a diverted and a complicated place to work in. Exporters know what they are looking for and will be cupping through loads of coffees every year to choose the exceptional ones. They are usually buying both fully washed and natural coffees from Yirgacheffe, Guji, Sidamo and places in the west like Agaro, Limu and the greater Jimma area. The coffees can be from both Cooperatives and private washing stations as well as from medium to larger farms. Many of Ethiopians are used in competitions and for signature coffees....
Tanzania is one of the most underrated coffee producing countries in East Africa. Determined producers are striving for better quality while struggling with very limited resources. We believe with some investment we will see even greater coffees from this part of the world.
Coffee was planted in Costa Rica in the late 1700s, and it was the first Central American country to have a fully established coffee industry; by the 1820s, coffee was a major agricultural export with great economic significance to the population.
Kenya lies at longitude 34 – 42 degrees and latitudes 5 degrees and covers an area of 580 thousand square kilometers. There are about 43 million inhabitants. The two main coffee growing areas are in the surroundings of Mt. Kenya in Central Kenya as well the west all the way...
Rwanda is a tiny landlocked country with a very dense population. It’s very poor, but extremely well organised with minimal crime and corruption compared to many other countries in the region. This is of huge benefit for the coffee industry. There are about 500,000 smallholder coffee farmers, and on average...