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Café Africa International is a non-profit organisation registered as an association under Swiss law. It was founded in 2006 by Mr. John Schluter who worked nearly 40 years, mainly in processing, exporting and marketing African coffee. Café Africa is governed by an Annual General Meeting of Members and a Management Committee.

Café Africa’s core vision emerged in February 2006 as founding members realized that in putting together the increasing global coffee demand and Africa’s production potential, there was an opportunity to address the issues of declining export volumes of coffee and the resulting increase in poverty. This became the driver of the association’s campaign for a restoration of Africa’s coffee industry to the levels of the mid-1970’s, a time when Africa accounted for over 30% of global exports.