Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

With less than 0.1 % of the world market share #48 of coffee-producing countries.
  • Around 1785 the immigration policy of the French led many French settlers with their slaves to Trinidad and Tobago.
  • In the fertile Maraval valley they cultivated cotton, coffee and sugar cane.
  • Around 1900, Friedrich Wilhelm Mayer founded the Spring Hill Estate in the Arimatal valley at a height of 400 m to plant coffee, cocoa and citrus fruits.
  • Cultivated are Robusta and Arabica, like Maragogype.
  • However, production declined by around 50% from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s!
  • According to Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago is the biggest loser of the harvest area and export volume between 1981 and 2011, with 97 %
  • The coffee consumption in the country also decreased dramatically by 1/3.

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For all globetrotters: Every year in the last week of April, Tobago is transformed into a Jazz mecca with up to 30,000 visitors.

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