Despite Africa being coffee’s birthplace, the continent’s coffee trade has a complicated colonial past and an unpredictable present that, when compared to other coffee-growing regions, has noticeably placed African coffee farmers, processors and traders on the back foot. What the industry lacks in terms of access to basic resources, infrastructure and education though is almost made up for by an abundant land and a passionate persevering people.

High altitudes, unique soil compositions, long rainy seasons, proximity to the equator and the unshakable spirit of the people all contribute to the distinctly African floral and fruit-forward coffee flavour profile. 

The And Sons specialty green coffee offer list currently features 14 lots from small African coffee producers who bring big flavour and quality.