Coffee Born and Grown in Africa – a Taste of Africa

Posted by on May 6, 2018

 African Coffee – Born and Grown in Africa is some of the Best Coffee in the World

More and more Africans are getting a Taste of Coffee Born and Grown in Africa


Coffee Born and  Grown in Africa. People around the world greet a new day with a hot cup of steaming java, many of them thinking that coffee comes from South America, some far-away island like Sumatra, Java or other Asian countries, not knowing that Coffee that was Born and Grown in Africa.


 Coffee Born and Grown in Africa – Both major varieties of coffee have their origin in Africa. The Arabica bean comes from the highlands of Ethiopia and from there has been taken throughout the world. . Originally Arab traders took coffee to Yemen and beyond. It was called the wine nectar of the Islamic world.

The Sufis loved it since it allowed them to gather and worship late at night at their shirk and with the aid of coffee, remained awake to seek God with a clear mind.

Mocha in Yemen became the chief trading center for coffee and, although Yemen grew coffee in abundance, Ethiopian coffee from Africa remained the best and most sought after and costing more until countries such as Rwanda perfected the fine beans.

Another kind of

variety is found in the forests of central Uganda and the Congo –“Robusta”  coffee. The Buganda tribe chewed the cherries during the blood brothers ceremonies in times of old.

Robusta coffee is not the same taste quality as Arabica, but it grew in abundance in Uganda (actually – properly roasted, you can get a tasty cup from Robusta); it too was exported to other places in the world such as Vietnam.

Both Robusta and Arabica Beans are today grown in Uganda and Rwanda, Robusta mainly in Central Uganda while Arabica is grown in the foothills of the extinct Volcano – Mount Elgon and in the cooler climate of the Rwenzori Mountains and in the land of a Thousand Hills, Arabica Coffee Beans are thriving.

 Robusta is grown all over central Uganda and parts of Rwanda– growers from those regions have been looking at ways to expand their markets, some selling finished products abroad and looking at ways of expanding the domestic market with quality roasted coffee.  Robusta is used in instant, Coke and Pepsi and other products that have robusta as an ingredient. Uganda is the largest exporter of beans in Africa.

Coffee Born and  Grown in Africa. That Coffee has changed the world as we know it. The coffee houses of Europe were the hotbeds for social change in England, France, Germany, and Austria.

Coffee houses were banned by various rulers since they did not a want clear thinking populace to run them out of office. In America, it is documented that the American Revolution was conceived in a coffee house and, even today, coffee houses provide places where business is conducted, where the Internet is accessed, and where people meet for social and romantic interchange.

In Africa – Coffee Restaurants were slow in coming, there was no coffee-culture even in top-growing coffee countries such as Uganda or Rwanda, that has and is changing and you can even get  a decent cup of java on a Safari…enjoy Africa…and Coffee that was Born and  Grown in Africa is now sold by a Rwandan restaurant Chain in America.


 Great Coffee is grown in Uganda:

Uganda is the number 1 exporter of coffee in Africa.  Most of it is the Robusta variety which is higher in caffeine than Arabica and used in lower priced coffees in the west, instant, Cola products and more.

Arabica Coffee of excellent nature is grown in the shadows of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda and in Western Uganda in the Rwenzori Mountains Foothills.

Uganda has a growing coffee culture in towns such as Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja and even Gulu.

Visitors to Uganda will easily find some world-class java like the Bugisu, Sipi Falls variety of coffee

from Eastern Uganda to enjoy.


Rwanda Produces some of the Best Coffee in the World:

When it comes to Coffee, many would argue that Rwanda’s Bourbon variety Coffee is the best in Africa. Like in many African countries Tea is still the beverage of choice for most of Rwandans.

Visitors to Rwanda are pleasantly surprised as to the richness of Taste found in Rwandan Coffee.

Rwandan Coffee has become so popular that a Rwandan Restaurant Chain has opened up outlets in the USA delighting Americans with what they have to offer from the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Visitors to Rwanda should go on the Crop to Cup Experience along Lake Kivu in Northwestern Rwanda.


 Can you get a good cup of Coffee on a Safari:

Here is some advice for visitors to both Rwanda and Uganda.  Coffee Lovers might be surprised that getting a great cup of coffee in countries where coffee is grown everywhere is not the easiest thing.

Here are practical tips for the Morning Joe Addict that just needs that one right cup in the morning while on Safari in Rwanda or Uganda.

Proven ways that will work for you while visiting Africa and Rwanda and Uganda in Particular.

A great cup of Java can be had, but it may take some extra effort. Be sure to read the advice for Coffee Lovers.

Coffee Born and Grown in Africa, but it is not always easy to get that just right cup for you.