Have you seen Ghanaian coffee listed on your local coffee shop’s menu? Probably not. While other African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, have gained respected places in the world of specialty coffee, Ghana isn’t quite there yet.
Once a thriving coffee producer, Ghana’s coffee industry has suffered a dry spell over the last 20 years. But a recent set of government initiatives, combined with a new wave of investment and some innovative entrepreneurs is changing that.
Emerging coffee brands are exploring sustainable farming methods and pioneering social impact schemes to produce fine Robusta. While this species of coffee isn’t usually considered specialty, some Ghanian producers are confident that it is possible to produce high quality Robusta, and that it can help revitalise the nation’s coffee industry.