Coffee culture is ingrained in the everyday life, culture and history of Portugal. The Portuguese were crucial actors in expanding the coffee industry into what it is today with Portuguese colonists introducing the coffee plant to Brazil. There isn’t space here to explore the rich history of Portuguese coffee culture, but I will write about this more at some point soon.
Drinking coffee in Portugal is an everyday part of life, with cafés found almost on every street, and espresso being the most common drink. Coffee is significantly cheaper to drink out of the home, than it is in the UK. An espresso wouldn’t usually cost you more than € 1 and in most cases is closer to € 0.50. If you ask for a coffee (um café) an espresso is what you’d be served, although there are regional variations for different coffees too. If you were in Porto and wanted an espresso you’d order um bica, while in Lisbon you’d order um cimbalino (named after the La Cimbali espresso machines). [Sign in to continue]
According to interfax.com.ua, in 2016 the country imported 29.74 thousand tons of coffee, coffee hulls and coffee substitutes. In terms of money the export grew by 9.7% – up to $94.63 million (in comparison with $86.29 million in 2015).
Still the volume of import of this product group is not very significant [Sign in to continue]
According to Cameroon Tribune, the fifth edition of Cameroon’s National Cocoa and Coffee Board, NCCB, Festicoffee took place at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex with about 200 participants from different sectors of the industry in Cameroon. This year’s activities was based on the promotion of instant coffee as well as a show case of other coffee-based products. The event that
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According to Business in Cameroon, the government of Cameroon will offer about 2.5 million coffee seedlings to coffee farmers in the country. This initiative by the government was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyébé Ayissi, when he was officially launching the 2017 cocoa and coffee season in Buea, the capital of the South West Region. According to the
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Starbucks, the global coffee chain company is starting to try and do things a little differently. Famous for introducing its stores with their similar style and operations across the globe, with increasing competition, the company has had to think about how it can move with the times and have a wider offering of store types. In some markets the company