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BUSINESS: Low prices ahead for coffee

Rising global exports and inventory levels weaken prices: ICO The International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) has predicted low prices into the near future for both the global Robusta and Arabica crop. In its latest April report, the ICO notes that growers such as Uganda, Indonesia, Honduras, India and Peru, who  contribute …

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Uganda needs a caffeine fix

Insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success By: Astrid R.N. Haas Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have …

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Best coffee in the world!

How Ugandans love of the good life is driving café culture Endiro coffee is easy to miss. Although the tiny café is right at the entrance to the Kisementi shopping and entertainment area of Kampala City’s Kololo suburb, it is hidden in thick shrubbery. Once inside, rustic wood and metal …

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Sudan gives coffee quality ultimatum

Uganda must comply with new stringent quality standards set by Sudan, the country’s second largest importer of coffee, or else risk having her coffee blocked from the lucrative market. A high profile delegation comprising Trade ministry, UCDA and UNBS officials was in the Sudanese capital Khartoum recently on the invitation …

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Ugandans should drink more coffee

By Joan Akello Many Ugandans still believe that when you drink coffee you will die, and this accounts for its stunted domestic consumption, experts say. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi said, “Coffee is a historical principal export of Uganda, generating over 50% of all commodity exports revenue. Over 40% of the …

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