Coffee, which is trying to exist alongside tea, tobacco and macadamia, will take an even more place in Malawi's future.
Coffee was brought to Malawi by the British in the 1880s.
The importance given to tobacco cultivation has been the biggest obstacle to the popularity of coffee.
Although coffee cultivation gained momentum after independence, it is still in limited quantities.
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In the south of the country, which has a semi-tropical climate, 5 companies and cooperatives produce limited quantities of coffee as well as tobacco and tea. Approximately 3000-4000 farmers realize ⅓ of the total coffee production.
Geisha, SL-28 and different Bourbon varieties make up the most commonly grown coffees.
With the encouragement of farmers with new projects, we may see few but high quality Malawi coffees in the future.