Mzuzu Coffee Planters Co-operative Union Limited has retained the top prize in the Nation Taste of Harvest Coffee Competition organised by the Coffee Association of Malawi (Caml).
The awards were presented on Thursday, October 2 at Huntington House at Satemwa Tea Estate in Thyolo where celebrations to mark this year’s International Coffee Day were held.
Camal in partnership with African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and the Coffee Quality Institute awarded Mzuzu Coffee for emerging the winner of the 2015 National Taste of Harvest Coffee Competition.
Mzuzu Coffee, which scooped all the top three awards last year, relinquished second position to Sable Farming Company Limited, but retained first and third positions.
Camal chairperson, Robin Saunders, asked the general public to purchase, promote and consume Malawian coffee, saying Malawi’s coffee is of high quality and well known on the international market.
Mzuzu Coffee quality and trading executive officer, Christopher Gondwe and Sable Farming Company Limited production manager, Chiraq Shah asked government to consider electrifying rural areas so that coffee farmers can easily process their produce.
Mzuzu Coffee and Sable Farming, which dominated the awards, are to showcase their competences at an AFCA conference and exhibition to take place in Zanzibar in February next year.