Angola

Angola

  • In 1973, at colonial times, Angola was the Africa’s largest coffee producer with more than 204,000 tons.
  • With the outbreak of the Angolan civil war in 1975, the Portuguese coffee planters left their plantations, and coffee cultivation decayed.
  • After 30 years, there were only a few of the then Angolan foremen who still had the appropriate know-how to cultivate coffee.
  • But also the old tree stock, the privatisation of the land and landmines represented a great obstacle for the continuation of coffee production.
  • So in 2007 only 5,000 tons of coffee were produced.
  • Meanwhile, there are various projects that promote Angola’s coffee industry, such as the International Coffee Organisation, the United Nations
  • or that of the Angolan non-governmental organisation AAD, which is the project sponsor of the project by OIKOS.
  • In addition to the coffee infrastructure, the farmers receive support in the cultivation of food crops so that they become independent of food aid after half a year.
  • So again Robusta coffee is cultivated, now by small farmers in Angola.
  • Not as monoculture, but as part of a diversified agriculture. This makes the plants less vulnerable, so that neither fertilizer nor pesticides are necessary. Call it organic coffee 😉
  • Main cultivation area is the Kwanza Sul region, around the town of Gabela in the west of the country. 

    It remains to be seen how Angola’s coffee production will evolve over the next few years, so that the Robusta fans can also enjoy it here.

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4 Comments

    1. Bunaa

      Hey Freddy,

      I don’t sell coffee. I just write about it and prepare coffee receipes from all over the world. The Beans I use are from diverse roasters – mostly single origin coffee.
      Best,
      Daniela

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