US roasters to raise Kenya’s coffee imports 25 per cent

American roasters are expected to raise coffee purchases from Kenya by a quarter to Sh3.5 billion annually after the country showcased its produce in the ongoing symposium in Seattle, US.Read more…

By |April 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on US roasters to raise Kenya’s coffee imports 25 per cent

COFFEE KENYA TOURS STARBUCKS’ ROASTERY IN SEATTLE

Led by Raphael Lekolol, the Chairman of Interim Board of Directors, Agriculture and Food Authority, a team of Kenya’s representation to this year’s Global Specialty Coffee Expo toured Starbuck’s Roastery facility in Seattle, Washington State on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

Starbucks, who are co-sponsoring the Specialty Expo with Kenya (the portrait country) has had a longstanding […]

By |April 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on COFFEE KENYA TOURS STARBUCKS’ ROASTERY IN SEATTLE

Coffee prices rise marginally at auction as main crop ends

Coffee prices at the Nairobi auction rebounded marginally in last week’s sale after declining by 17 per cent in the previous week’s trading.The market report from Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) indicates that a 50-kilogramme bag of coffee was sold at Sh27,030 last week compared with Sh26,059 in the previous sale. The new trend of low […]

By |March 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Coffee prices rise marginally at auction as main crop ends

SCAA Portrait Country, Kenya, hosts coffee Buyers

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By |March 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on SCAA Portrait Country, Kenya, hosts coffee Buyers

Kenyan tea records marginal rebound at Mombasa auction

The price of Kenyan tea jumped three per cent in this week’s sale at the Mombasa auction, rebounding after a dip in the previous trading session.The price increased from Sh295 last week to Sh305 in this week’s sale on Tuesday. Last week, the price of the commodity lost its value for first time this year, […]

By |February 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Kenyan tea records marginal rebound at Mombasa auction

Government Puts Coffee Cartels on Notice

The government will withdraw licenses of millers and marketers that are colluding with coffee thieves to rip from  farmers.Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries cabinet secretary Willy Bett claimed that farmers in the country have in the last one year lost 465 bags of clean coffee worth about Sh10 million.

Speaking after meeting with coffee stakeholders in his […]

By |February 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Government Puts Coffee Cartels on Notice

Dry spell to cut rice yield by half

The current drought will cut rice production by half  piling more pressure on the already worsening food crisis in the country.Mwea irrigation scheme, which accounts for 80 per cent of Kenya’s rice production has now dried up. Read more….

By |February 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Dry spell to cut rice yield by half

Price of tea hits 3-year high on severe drought

The price of tea rose by 5.6 per cent at the latest sale, hitting a three-year high.

The price of the beverage at the Mombasa auction was Sh318 per kilogramme during this week’s trading, up from Sh301 last week.This gain builds on the good performance the beverage has continued to enjoy since the beginning of the […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Price of tea hits 3-year high on severe drought

Top cash crop prices hit 2-year highs at auctions

Kenya’s major export commodities are registering a significantly improved performance in the global market with the prices of auctioned tea and coffee at two-year highs.

Coffee prices have so far gone up 9.3 per cent while the value of tea has grown by 6.3 per cent in the latest sales. Read more….

By |January 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Top cash crop prices hit 2-year highs at auctions

Drought to cut tea output for 2017 by 12 per cent, says AFA

Tea Production is this year expected to fall by 12.05 per cent to 416,000 metric tonnes from last year’s 473,000 tonnes due to the biting drought, Agriculture and Food Authority has projected.

The reduced output of the country’s top foreign exchange earner is likely to hit hard smallholder farmers even as price at the weekly Mombasa […]

By |January 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Drought to cut tea output for 2017 by 12 per cent, says AFA