LEARN WHERE OUR
Coffee is farmed
At Manaka we are constantly searching for the best the world has to offer, from India to Tanzania, Brazil to Ethiopia, we search the world to bring you the highest quality speciality beans.
All of the speciality beans we buy are roasted in our roastery in small batches, meaning we have full control through constant human interaction in the process. View the map below, hover over the hotspots on the map for more information about the regions where our coffee farms are located..
Coffee is Uganda's top-earning export crop. In 1989
Uganda's coffee production capacity exceeded its quota of
2.3million bags, but export volumes were still diminished
by economic and security problems, and large amounts of
coffee beans were still being smuggled out of Uganda for sale
in neighbouring countries.
Coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition
which dates back dozens of centuries. Ethiopia is where
the coffee plant, originates The plant is now grown in
various parts of the world; Ethiopia itself accounts for
around 3% of the global coffee market. Coffee is
important to the economy of Ethiopia; around 60% of
foreign income comes from coffee, with an estimated
15 million of the population relying on some aspect of
coffee production for their livelihood.
The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative
system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and
auction system. About 70% of Kenyan coffee is produced
by small- scale holders. It was estimated in 2012 that there
were about 150,000 coffee farmers in Kenya and other
estimates are that six million Kenyans were employed directly
or indirectly in the coffee industry.
Coffee was introduced into the Tanzanian region from
modern day Ethiopia in the 16th century. Coffee was not
really brewed in the region but was used as a stimulant.
Through oral sources in the region the Haya tribe located
in northwest Tanzania in modern-day Kagera region was the
only recorded tribe that used the beans. The tribe boiled the
Robusta beans and steamed them with various herbs and
chewed on the mixture as a stimulant.
The coffee industry began to develop in Guatemala in
the 1850s and 1860s, initially mixing its cultivation with cochineal.
German immigrants played “a very important role” in the introduction
of coffee to the country, according to Marta Elena Casaús Arzú.
Small plantations flourished in Amatitlán and Antigua areas in
the southwest. Initial growth though was slow due to lack of knowledge
and technology. Many planters had to rely on loans and borrow from their
families to finance their coffee estates (fincas) with coffee production in
Guatemala increasingly owned by foreign companies who possessed
the financial power to buy plantations and provide investment.
Has a reputation for producing mild, well-balanced
coffee beans.Colombia's average annual coffee
production of 11.5 million bags is the third total
highest in the world, after Brazil and Vietnam,
though highest in terms of the arabica bean.
Has a reputation for producing Coffee production in India
is dominated in the hill tracts of South Indian states,
with Karnataka accounting for 71%, followed by Kerala
with 21% and Tamil Nadu (5% of overall production with
8,200 tonnes). Indian coffee is said to be the finest coffee
grown in the shade rather than direct sunlight anywhere
in the world. There are about 250,000 coffee growers in
the country; 98% of them are small growers. As of 2009,
Indian coffee made up just 4.5% of the global production.