Exports: Coffee from Fogo reaches Starbucks

Organic coffee from the island of Fogo, Cape Verde, can now be drunk at global coffee chain, Starbucks, and purchased in the Harrods store in London. The company ‘Fogo Coffee Spirit’ is the first Cape Verde grower to export to the US market. Seven tonnes of organic beans were sold to Starbucks in 2015 produced from the northeast Mosteiros region.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.