Malawi, in South-East Africa is one of the worlds poorest countries, with over 70% of the population living below the national poverty line. Agriculture is central to their economy with around 97% of people, mostly women, employed in the industry.
Arabica coffee has been grown in Malawi since the 1880’s and today it relies on a small network of coffee cooperatives and small-holder producers.
Malawi’s climate is subtropical with two rainy seasons between October – November and May – June. Harvest typically takes place from April to October with harvesting peaks varying from region to region.