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Why I Like Uganda Coffee – Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye

Name: Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira Company: Uganda Coffee Development Authority Country: Uganda What makes the people of Uganda so special? Ugandans are warm and hospitable people. What do you Love Most about Uganda as a country Uganda is a beautiful country and some of the best weather in the world. It is home to the […]



From August 22nd to 24th, the African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) conducted a quality control training session for exporters and producer cooperatives in Uganda. The training highlighted the benefits of the Taste of Harvest competition and auction protocols for developing, showcasing and exporting high-quality coffees from the East African region. The Taste of Harvest ambassador […]

My 2017 Fushan Barista Experience

By Martin Shabaya, Head Barista at Dormans and Artcaffe Coffee Shops and 5th placed barista at the 2017 Fushan Barista event in Hainan, Haikou, China.  It’s always nice to be in the Fushan international Barista Cup to meet and make friends with passionate individuals who drive the quality and coffee culture forward like never before. Also […]


By Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye, Managing Director, Uganda Coffee Development Authority. Uganda is ranked as a top Commonwealth producer of coffee, the second largest African producer and seventh world producer. Coffee contributes about 30% of Uganda’s total export earnings. The country grows two types of coffee—Robusta and Arabica. The coffee yield is 700kg per hectare for […]

Concept Note for the Establishment Coffee Improvement Programme For Africa (CIPA)

By Dr Kimemia Joseph, Senior Researcher, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) Coffee is one of the leading foreign exchange earners for the producing countries in the African continent accounting for approximately 11% of the world’s total production (Fig 1) and roughly $2 billion in annual revenues. There over 25 African countries producing both […]

Robusta Coffee in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Kambale Kamungele, Export Director, Ets Tsongo Kasereka The DRC is a country endowed with a tropical climate, fertile soil, abundant water resources, which offers favorable conditions for the cultivation of co ee. Despite its immense potential, the country’s coffee production and export volumes have been declining for the last three decades. A new approach for […]


First World Coffee Producers Forum’s Final Declaration

The First World Coffee Producers Forum met in the city of Medellin, Colombia, on July 12, 2017, and considering that: Profitability of coffee farming in many producing countries faces a critical situation, even going through periods of losses, due to different factors such as: lower international coffee prices, which have dramatically deteriorated the coffee trade terms […]