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Top 5 African Countries Producing the Best Coffee


Top 5 African Countries Producing the Best Coffee

Many people take coffee as their main beverage every morning to help them throughout the day. It is the second-largest most traded commodity after oil and is Africa’s most important agricultural crop. Total world revenue in coffee amounted to approximately US$ half a trillion in 2021. Market projections indicate that global coffee revenue is expected to grow by 6.99 percent.

Kenya, on average, produces 800,000 bags of coffee annually. The coffee industry export earnings have improved by 33 percent between 2014 and 2021.

In Africa, the following countries produce the best coffee.


Ethiopia produces coffee arabica, which has become a global product over the years. It is the highest producer and exporter of African Coffee and one of the top exporters of coffee in the world. Its African Coffee are of three prominent brands due to regions of production. They include Yirgacheffe, Limu and Harrar.

Ethiopian Harrar coffee is generally highly rated and known for its winey and fruity, floral-toned acidity – bright in the cup, sweet and tasty aroma. Almost 50 percent of the country’s coffee production is consumed domestically.


This country produces the best medium roast Robusta and Arabica coffee. They are mainly grown in Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Coffee is Tanzania’s largest export crop averaging thirty to forty thousand tons annually.

This makes it the fourth-largest coffee producer in Africa, behind Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cote D’Ivoire. Tanzania Peaberry coffee is high in demand because it is highly flavoured and tastier.


Kenya AA, one of the top ten coffee brands globally, is known for its rich taste and lovely aroma. This African coffee is of remarkable quality. The Kenyan government continues with coffee sector reforms to motivate coffee farmers to make sure they only produce high-quality coffee.

It is majorly grown in Kericho, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nyeri, Embu, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Nandi, and Kisii counties.


Uganda is one of the biggest exporters of African Coffee on the continent. Their good African coffee is widely enjoyed in several countries of the world. This African coffee is obtained from Robusta coffee trees. They have low acidity but high bitterness. Some of its known brands include Rukoki Gold, Espresso Roast, Freeze Dried Instant, and Rwenzori Mountains.

Côte d’Ivoire

Coffee is the second-largest export product of the Ivory Coast. The global ranking for the production of coffee is an unimpressive 12th rank. Ivory coast coffee is known to be bitter and coarse yet so flavorful.

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