Anguilla

No. 68 of the world’s coffee producers
  • Anguilla belongs to the British overseas territory and is located in the eastern Caribbean.
  • In 1650, Britain established a colony here, and grew mainly corn and tobacco.
  • In the 18th century, as in many parts of the Caribbean, coffee plants must have reached Anguilla.
  • Sugar plantations were later abandoned because the soil was not rich enough and it rained too little.
  • Small industries like sailing, fishing and private agriculture became more important.
  • In 1834 Britain abolished slavery in its colonies, and many former enslaved Anguillians took up positions as peasants, sailors and fishermen.
  • Today around 50 tons of raw coffee are produced annually.

☕ Traditional Preparation

Filter coffee is drunk on Anguilla. In the restaurants and beach bars you can also get espresso, cappuccino and coffee cocktails. However, a coffee brewed from parched beans or okra is much more common and popular among the population. The seeds are ground by hand in small cast iron mills.

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