[ 16 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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Once a year Africa’s Top Barista’s Travel to the World Barista Championship to show their skills and let the world know that Africa is on its way up to the top!
We congratulate them on representing the continent at the 2015 WBC Event!  We invite you all to watch their performances courtesy of the world coffee events.
This year three participants represented Africa namely;
Ishan Natalie
Company – TRIBECA Coffee Company
Country – South Africa
See his presentation here – http://livestream.com/worldcoffee/events/3952873/videos/83458732
 
 
Mark Okuta
Company – Royal Suites
Country – Uganda
See his presentation here – http://livestream.com/worldcoffee/events/3952873/videos/83454368
 
 
Martin Shabaya
Company – Artcafe Coffee and …

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[ 16 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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Dr. Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin is an Ethiopian economist who is credited for founding and managing the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) one of the leading exchange models in Africa on transparent commodity markets.
Eleni is an internationally recognized thought leader on commodity exchanges and rural development in Africa. Her accolades include:

Winner of the prestigious Yara Prize, 2012.
Winner of the African Banker Icon award 2012.
Invited to address world leaders at the G8 Summit Camp David 2012.
Named among New African magazines 2012: 100 Most Influential Africans.
Listed in the 50 Women Shaping Africa 2011.
Ethiopian Person of the Year …

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[ 15 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) hereby invites interested companies and service providers to bid for;
Event Coordinator
Reporting to the Executive Director and the HCCC, the event coordinator will assist to plan, coordinate, and ensure the success of the 14th AFCA Conference in Tanzania.
Specifically, the Event Coordinator will handle exhibition set up and management, conference site coordination based on meeting room(s), accommodations, catering, and equipment requirements and costs, guide on selection of service providers, promotion and media as well as pre and post event management.
Please submit a Company profile and cover …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non-profit, non-political professional regional coffee association representing coffee sectors in eleven members countries, namely: Burundi, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association has its headquarters in Uganda, where the secretariat is hosted.
AFCA seeks to employ a Chapter Secretary for (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda & Malawi)
Duties and responsibilities;

General administration of the AFCA country office and country work plans
Plan and execute conferences and workshops for AFCA
Custody o AFCA assets and documents
Stakeholder relations, member recruitment and …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non-profit, non-political professional regional coffee association representing coffee sectors in eleven members countries, namely: Burundi, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association has its headquarters in Uganda, where the secretariat is hosted.
 
AFCA is setting up the African Coffee Development Fund headed by the fund Manager.
 
Key Responsibilities

Head of the AFCA Coffee Development Fund
Credit appraisal of applications as per AFCA procedures
Fund raising
Coffee market analysis and projection.

 
Key Competences and Qualifications

Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business or …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) invites you to attend a cupping session of
unique African coffees, winners of  The Taste of Harvest Competition
from Malawi, Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya & Ethiopia
Please join us to experience the distinctive tastes of these amazing African coffees!
Date:  Thursday April 9th 3 – 5 pm and
Friday April 10th 3 – 5 pm
The cupping will be held at
 Victrola Coffee Roasters
310 East Pike
Seattle

We look forward to meeting you
Sarah Schach (S.Africa) & Teija Lublinkhof (Zambia)
Directors of AFCA
Due to Limited Daily cap of 19 people, please contact Jim;
RSVP: jim.kusak@gmail.com or +12062406805

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[ 27 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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In a February 2015 Report the African Fine Coffees Association featured as a case study in the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice Discussion Paper 02. The topic of the paper was Risk Finance in the Coffee Sector – A Compendium of Case Studies Related to improving Risk Management and Access to Finance in the Coffee Sector.
Special Appreciation to the World Bank Team and Consultants for this feature article. To download the full report from the World Bank please click here –  Risk and Finance in the Coffee Sector: How to Improve …

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[ 26 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non-profit, non-political professional regional coffee association representing coffee sectors in eleven members countries, namely: Burundi, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association has its headquarters in Uganda, where the secretariat is hosted.
The Secretariat is looking for competent, energetic and qualified persons to fill the following position;
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Key accounts and Supplier Management including management of the Payment Cycle from requisition to settlement.
Invoicing of Customers and Membership and follow to conclusion.
Booking keeping on Computerized …

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[ 23 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
MASTERCLASS PIC

During the 4-day master class you learn the ins and outs of export development and export promotion from the perspective of the Ugandan Coffee Sector.
In each phase of this training you will develop practical skills that can be applied directly and immediately. You will be able to:

Develop your export strategy and strategic planning;
Understand Market Access Requirements in a better way;
Comprehend market trends in the most promising EU countries;
Create and export marketing plan;
Plan for market entry and the selection of Trade Fairs.

This training is applicable if:

You are planning to develop (new) …

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[ 12 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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Enjoy this extract from a brilliant article “Entrepreneurship in a Mug” by Arancha Gonzalez, the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre in the Huffington Post
“In fact, sometimes all it takes to connect entrepreneurs to overseas buyers is to get them into the same room. Last month, ITC helped a group of women coffee producers from countries across Africa prepare for and attend the Africa Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi. At the event, they struck preliminary commitments with impressed new buyers worth an estimated US $1.6 million.
That may not …

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[ 12 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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Learn more about the Brazilian coffee sector with the assistance of experienced consultants!

P&A/Pinhalense and TravelBox in partnership with the African Fine Coffees Association offer this incredible opportunity to experience all aspects of coffee growing, harvesting and processing thought guided visits to relevant Arabica and Robusta coffee producing areas in Brazil.
The group will witness successful cases of small and medium-sized coffee growers, which have managed to increase coffee productivity to levels above the Brazilian national average of 23 bags/hectare (Arabica) and 30 bags/hectare (Robusta/Conilon).  There will also be an organized visit …

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