Kopi Kale: A Brief History Of Sri Lanka’s “Coffee Era”

Before #SriLanka was known for its tea estates, it was known for coffee cultivation. The country’s “kopi kale” — or “coffee era” — gradually became forgotten as the tea industry rose in popularity and profitability, but the beginnings of the local coffee industry had a lasting impact on the local economy, agriculture, and demography; a history worthy of reminding.

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