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February 14, 2012

Mzuzu Coffee in Malawi experiences steady gains

Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in Malawi has in ten years gone from producing 90 tonnes of coffee per year to today’s 450 tonnes per year. Prices for its branded Mzuzu Coffee average US$6 per kg.

Malawi Today reports Chief Executive Officer Harrison Kalua as describing 2011 as one of the company’s best years, with the global coffee outlook promising continuing good prices in 2012.

In 2011 Mzuzu won the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) Cupping of Taste of Harvest Coffees competition in Tokyo. The results showed that a sample from Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative of Malawi received the highest score among competing coffees from Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

Kalua said the company would continue to attend international coffee events as part of its marketing efforts.

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