Mumbai, August 5: The continent full of natural resources, Africa was once famous for coffee production. Since the 70’s of last century Africa’s coffee exports have fallen 25 percent. Once at least 5-6 countries from Africa used to acquire a place in world’s top ten coffee producers.According to a report from the Grubstreet continent is getting back the charm of its one vibrant industry.
The third wave focus is helping the coffee planters a lot. Though it is sometimes seen as a marketing strategy but an obsession for $6 coffees sourced from South Sudan co-ops and small-lot Yirgacheffe farms really helping Africa. The star coffeehouses like Starbucks has contracted with suppliers of Congolese beans.
Since 2003, Africa’s coffee yearly coffee exports have increased by 35 million bags, from 95 million to 130 million. The birthplace of coffee is showing improvement in the coffee business in countries like Rwanda, Kenya, and even Burundi and Congo. The increase is very significant as due to loss many coffee growers are selling their entire land. The second generation of producers is also choosing different professions.