Ghana Coffee

The Republic of Ghana in West Africa is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso, on the west by the Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), on the south by  the Gulf of Guinea and on the east by Togo. The name Ghana means “Warrior King” and comes from the ancient Ghana Empire.

Ghana has recently made efforts to double its coffee production to 3,000 metric tons and expand acreage planted in coffee to nearly 5,000 acres.

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Known predominantly as the world’s second largest cocoa producer, Ghana is increasingly entering the coffee market.

Ghana’s relatively small coffee production makes it the third smallest coffee producer in sub-Saharan Africa behind Liberia and the Central African Republic (which produce about 600 tons each annually).

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All are dwarfed by Ethiopia’s coffee production of more than 250,000 tons in a single harvest season (typically from October to September). The only country to surpass Ghana in cocoa production is the Ivory Coast which picks about 132,000 tons of coffee in a harvest season.

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Ghana Coffee Plant Varietals and Production

The primary coffee plant varietal grown in Ghana is Robusta which is considered to be a lower grade coffee than Arabica.

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In the 1997-1998 harvest season Ghana exported 10,000 metric tons but then exports declined due to various causes including a poor pricing policy as well as declining world coffee market prices.

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Marcello Gallano July 9, 2012 at 11:48 am

I will like to contact ghanian coffe producers to import into south africa coffe in grane.

kind regards

bismark cudjoe August 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

i would like to invest in coffee production and also export coffee to central europe.

Please any advice, guidance. Please i need information on permit, tax related issues and regulations in the coffee industry. I hope to hear from anyone who would like to assist in above.

Thanks

Sian October 2, 2012 at 6:54 am

Hello!

I’m a gourmet coffee distributor and I’m looking for anyone interested in getting a special Jamaican Coffee into Central Europe/Russia/South African luxury markets. Please contact me if interested.

jean Pierre January 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

In Case you would like to do business in Ghana please send me a mail at: diassouka@gmail.Com

prince February 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

i would like to get more information about coffee produced in ghana and their details. can some one help me out. princeamoa@yahoo.it

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