Entries by afcasecretariat

February 2012: Adulina Coffee Exporter PLC

ADULINA COFFEE EXPORTER PLC is specialized in exporting High quality coffee with specialty for origin and cup profile. The company is an out come of a Parent company who has been exporting coffee since 1996 and has enjoyed the number ONE spot in volume of coffee exported and has won several awards of excellence in […]

The Quarterly International Market Insight

Out of Africa The coffee markets and most particularly the volatile New York market, continue to be dominated by the funds and speculative investment, rather than the fundamentals of supply and demand.   Albeit that there are some commodity investment houses who are having an influence, in their taking physical coffee positions and thus in terms of […]

Opening the Productivity Tap

How Irrigation has the potential to improve farming productivity in Africa. In a recent article published in “How we made in Africa”, the efforts in countering the effects of Climate Change in Ethiopia highlighted some of great strides being made within the agricultural industry to use irrigation to increase productivity on the Continent. Waldu Gebramaskel, […]

CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA

Travis Scott, the current South African Barista Champion, shares some of the highlights from his fun and insightful trip to the WBC held in Colombia. So Travis Tell us all about your trip? It was fantastic that the WBC was held in Columbia, a beautiful coffee producing country.  We were met at the airport by […]

CONSIDERING THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR

Beans from the Pearl From time in memorial, Uganda has used the Northern corridor for the bulk of its exports. It is estimated that this route takes over 90% of the trade while only less than 1% of the volume goes through the Central Corridor of Dar es Salaam Port. A significant decline in the […]

Drawing the Maps

Beans from the Pearl On the 10th of May 2011, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) together with USAID LEAD (Livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development) Project made a presentation to local coffee stakeholders on the recent developments from their project of intercropping coffee and bananas to help improve income, food security, and system resilience […]

EAFCA-CQI HOSTS 2 REGIONAL TRAININGS FOR AFRICA

The Eastern African Fine Coffees Association in partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute would like to announce the completion of two quality based trainings; the first regional Robusta workshop in Kampala Uganda and the first regional Q-Instructor Workshop in Nairobi Kenya. REGIONAL  ROBUSTA CUPPER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION From the 11th – 16th July, 2011 EAFCA […]

WELCOME TO ETHIOPIA, THE LEGENDARY LAND OF COFFEE

From 16th – 18th February 2012, multitudes of regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs will descend upon Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 9th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition that will be held at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) – a state of the art center in the heart of […]

Farmers’ confidence driving urge for coffee loans

The price of coffee in the International market in the last six years has been rising and future projection that pricing will remain high is good news to our local farmers in Kenya. Kenya coffee export revenues in 2009/2010 amounted to KES 16 Billion, according to statistics from the Coffee Board of Kenya, the industry’s […]

WOMEN, COFFEE AND EASTERN AFRICAN FINE COFFEES ASSOCIATION

EAFCA has finally embarked on the fully fledged Women in Coffee Program. This program was approved by the board of directors at the board meeting held in Kampala Uganda from 15th to 17th April 2011. This program arose out of the growing need to address problems faced by Women in the Coffee value chain. In […]