Gabon

Gabon

#24 of the coffee-producing countries.
  • Between 1981 and 2012, however, Gabon lost 92 % of the harvest area.
  • The reason for this is the low level of governmental support for coffee production, with a focus on oil and mineral reserves.
  • When the global coffee prices fell sharply from 2000 – 2004, many coffee farmers moved into urban areas.
  • The coffee production and quality of the coffee beans decreased.
  • Many coffee farms were neglected or completely abandoned.
  • The fondness for coffee is also reflected in the African and Portuguese influenced cuisine.
  • Ground coffee is used as a spice, which gives the dishes the special something.

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