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21 May
An entrepreneurship association made up mostly of young women from South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is manufacturing soap from coffee beans. The group’s coordinator, Mademoiselle Solange Kwinja, says the product is a great success since it is now being marketed in Bukavu, the provincial capital.
1 Jan
Tanzania is know for its high-quality coffee beans. And its capital Dar es Salaam also has a thriving coffee culture that attracts customers day and night.
16 Jul 2021
In Sierra Leone, a team of researchers and agronomists have found traces of a wild coffee known as Coffea stenophylla. Farmed until the beginning of the 20th century, it used to be served to European high society. But due to its scarcity, it was gradually replaced by arabica and robusta strains. Forgotten by farmers, Coffea stenophylla was thought to have completely disappeared by 1954. The new find has generated much excitement in Sierra Leone because of its potential to revolutionise the global coffee sector. Our team reports.
5 Aug 2019
Plateau's temperate and tropical weather condition makes it possible to produce all sorts of crops including exotic ones such as coffee. Coffee farmers in Plateau State believe the crop has huge potentials and when harnessed properly, could become an economic asset for the region. But this is hardly achievable because most of the farmers have to face several challenges including diseases, lack of off takers, insecurity or poor yields.
26 Jul 2019
Small Guatemalan coffee producers, who lived for years in the United States and were able to buy land in Guatemala to plant coffee upon their return, are thinking of trying to risk going back to the US illegally due to the fall of the international price of coffee.
5 May 2019
In Rwanda about 400,000 smallholder farmers produce coffee and depend on the crop's revenues for their livelihood. CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni traveled about 140 kilometres away from the capital city of Kigali on a quest to understand how the country’s coffee value chain can be improved.
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22 Nov 2017
There's more to roasting coffee than meets the eye. The company Probat makes giant coffee roasters, some of which cost as much as a million euros.

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