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A double-shot mocha

Ghana, long famous for its cocoa, is now reviving its age-old coffee industry, with high hopes both beans will give the country the economic fix it craves

By Cristina Aldehuela  /  AFP, Leklebi Fiape, Ghana

The small coffee shop he runs was set up with local farmers in mind and proudly makes lattes, espressos, and Americanos with beans from Volta Region farms. Manager Prince Twumasi Asare said he has seen coffee consumption grow across Ghana, especially as international chains such as South Africa’s Vida e Caffe and Canada’s Second Cup have set up shop in Accra. “We want to export, to put our products in shops and malls across the country. We want people to know that coffee from Africa, from Ghana, is [of] high quality,” said Asare.

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