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[ 30 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

The Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) is a partnership enabled and co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by DEG. Carried out by DEG’s three implementing partners Armajaro Trading Ltd., EcomAgroindustrial Ltd., and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, as well as their strategic project partners Hivos and Solidaridad, CPT aims to increase the net income of 85,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their dependents in Tanzania over the project horizon from 2012-2016, largely by doubling their yields, thereby improving the livelihood of up to 510,000 Tanzanians. To reach this …

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[ 4 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

Tembo Coffee Company is established within the impressively cool, fertile Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Our business model focuses on the needs of the world marketplace and the responsibility we feel to prepare the local farmer for it. Tembo engages Tanzanian farmers at every level of the market, providing them with the transparency necessary for a long-term productive relationship. We believe the farmers’ needs are parallel to the sustainability of our business within Tanzania.
Our commitment to our producers is met through both the local and international relationships we progressively form to …

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[ 7 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
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Rwanda Trading Company (RTC) was established in 2009 as a coffee exporter in the hills of Kigali, Rwanda. RTC sells about 50,000 bags of coffee each year – 15,000 of which are fully washed, proudly making us the largest exporter of Rwandan specialty coffee.
From the beginning, we identified a need for active investment in each step of the coffee supply chain to facilitate sustainable production and added value to high quality Rwandan coffee beans.
Our presence in Rwanda and involvement in coffee from source to exportation, combined with our direct relationship …

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[ 15 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]

African Promotion Company
Our Product: AKAVUGANGOMA COFFEE. The name comes from the fact that the washing station is located on the hill Kavugangoma which means the Sound of the Drums
Our Story
Five years ago, African Promotion Company started building one of the best coffee washing stations in the North-East of Burundi where people used to work ten to twenty miles to the nearest washing station.  Currently African Promotions Company Managing Director is Richard Kaderi.  
This washing station is one of the kind in the …

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[ 25 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]
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Will you be in Nice France for the 2013 World of Coffee Event? If so, below are profiles of the exhibitors you may meet there.
Just visit Booth A6!!!
InterCafe Burundi/AFRIC
InterCafé Burundi is an trade association of all stakeholders in coffee sector in Burundi. It’s main mission is to increase productivity through strengthening extension services,help its members to comply with the market requirements, link coffee owners with buyers and resolve environmental issues by implementing necessary steps to grow environmentally friendly coffee.
ARFIC is the national regulatory authority established to ensure coffee sector in Burundi is …

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[ 24 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

The 4C Association aims to unite all relevant coffee stakeholders in working towards the improvement of the economic, social & environmental conditions of coffee production and processing to build a thriving, sustainable sector for generations to come.
The 4C Association is the leading multi-stakeholder sustainable coffee platform and provides a recognized baseline standard as a first step in continuous improvement towards sustainability; promotes and partners with other standards and initiatives in the market and addresses the broader coffee sustainability agenda.
In order to extend its activities in Africa, the 4C Association is currently looking for a Project …

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[ 4 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) CEO Anteneh Assefa and Tadele Abraha, owner of Green Coffee, and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller in recognition of the ECX coffee laboratory becoming the first in Africa to meet the rigorous quality standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).
With the certification, U.S. importers of Ethiopian coffee will be able to purchase Ethiopian coffee with confidence that the coffee they receive will be of a specific quality.
Certified labs provide …

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[ 30 May 2013 | No Comment ]
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We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the African Fine Coffees Magazine in E-Book format.

An e-book has the advantage that it can both be read online like a normal magazine (with a 2-page spread and flipping pages) and can also be downloaded to your computer as PDF. It looks much better than a normal PDF and an additional advantage is that large files (like the African Fine Coffees Review) are ‘streamed’ into your computer which means that you don’t have to wait for the whole publication …

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[ 24 May 2013 | No Comment ]

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Addis Ababa based METAD/Kabu Coffee Quality Control Laboratory has become the first privately owned African laboratory certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s largest coffee trade association.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130523/AQ19704)
Equipped with state-of-the-art coffee tasting technology, the METAD/Kabu Coffee Quality Control Laboratory was certified on Friday, May 17 by SCAA experts Skip Finley , Director, SCAA Board, and Marty Curtis , Coffee Quality Institute Instructor. The laboratory was established in the Gerji area of Addis Ababa with the mission to help drive global credibility for Ethiopia’s historic coffee market.

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[ 17 May 2013 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association has launched an AFCA Women in Coffee Initiative Facebook page.
The Page will allow viewers to review the latest coffee developments in the Africa, share ideas and opportunities   thus furthering efforts by AFCA to better livelihoods of African Women involved in the Coffee Value Chain.
Join the conversation now by liking us and sharing any information at http://www.facebook.com/AfcaWomenInCoffeeIntiative
write to us for more information at;
Sarah Schach
W M Cahn  (Pty) Ltd
AFCA Secretariat at;