Entries by afcasecretariat

Is the Best Coffee 100% Arabica?

Dr Ahmad Jazayeri Not from what my recent two cupping sessions in Uganda, one at UCDA in Kampala and the other in a coffee factory near Mbale. Both cuppings included the minor season robusta variety which is native to Southern Uganda (the sample was from an area in Bushenyi) as well as the highest grades […]

Creating a Viable Future for Robusta Producers

By:  Ted R. Lingle FROM PRINT ISSUE During the past three years there has been a growing price disparity between Arabica and Robusta coffees.  In November of 2007, the average ICO indicator price for Other Mild Arabica coffees was $1.31, while the same indicator price for Robusta coffees stood at $0.92, a differential of $0.39.  […]


J.K Kimemia., Gichimu B.M., and Kathurima C.W. CRF FROM PRINT ISSUE Abstract Coffee Research Foundation in Kenya has recently released a new coffee variety called Batian. The variety is tall statured, deep rooted, true breeding, resistant to Coffee Berry Disease and Coffee Leaf Rust, and has very good bean and cup quality. In this statement, […]


On the 23rd of October 2009, a total of 12 students graduated from the Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA) Centre of Excellence after completing a week long training course on the management of risk as trainers of trainers and 3 qualified as master trainers by the World Bank. The students included coffee stakeholders from […]


On the 11th to 20th October 2010, EAFCA in partnership with CQI rolled out the first Q-Grader training in Zambia & held the annual National Taste of Harvest Competition in Lusaka Zambia. The team consisting Mbula Musau assisting Jeremy Raths and Eric Taylor was hosted by Zambia Coffee Growers Association. Q – Grader Trainings The […]

Caturra Coffee

Established in 1994, Caturra Coffee is a highly commended South African coffee roaster, and an importer and specialist provider of coffee, tea and other industry specific products. Caturra Coffee is renowned throughout Southern Africa for “africanising” the continental coffee culture by importing the finest African and international beans from approximately 12 countries and regions, including […]