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Green robusta coffee cherries on the branch.


Fine robusta, like that grown in Uganda, isn’t just robusta. Fine robusta is given similar care and attention as arabica—proper moisture content prior to export, meticulous picking, etc., making for a better cup. This is robusta that fights the st...

Kenyan coffee producers considering a pile of cherries.


Though not quite on Ethiopia’s level of coffee producing, Kenya’s terroir is prime for growing specialty coffee, and is slated to become the next big origin. Bungoma County’s mountainous landscape, rainfall, and warm average temperature make for c...

Two Ethiopian farmers proudly holding up a basket of coffee cherries.


African coffee is consistently ranked as some of the best on the planet, in part because that’s where coffee was born. Every varietal in existence is the product of Ethiopian and Sudanese coffee plants’ incredible voyage around the world. From fru...

A Congolese farmer holding up an unplanted coffee plant.


Kivu’s proximity to the equator is perfect for coffee growing, as its temperatures and average precipitation nurture the Congo’s verdant landscape. Compound that with the presence of fertile, volcanic soil and high elevations, and you’ve got perha...

A Rwandan coffee farmer and her child in the fields.


After years of war at the end of the 20th century, coffee growing became an instrumental part of helping rebuild Rwanda’s shattered agricultural sector. The success of this movement can be seen in the large number of newly built washing stations a...



The landscape of the Mbeya Region in Tanzania is dynamic, with rolling mountain peaks and valleys galore. This is typical of coffee-producing countries, but not every origin is lucky enough to have their own namesake volcanic mountain range, let a...