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A Drying Climate Threatens Africa’s Coffee, But Hope Remains

By Tim McDonnellSource: National GeographicUGANDASam Massa doesn’t drink coffee. Like many Ugandans, he prefers milky spiced tea. Yet, like many Ugandans, he says, “we are part of the coffee, and the coffee is in our blood.”Massa lives at the top of an extinct volcano that straddles the border between Uganda and Kenya, in a small mud-brick house at the center of a grove of coffee…See More
Aug 7
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KENYA COFFEE VARIETIES

Kenya primarily grows Arabica coffee with five main varieties. These include SL 28, SL 34, K 7, Ruiru 11 and Batian.SL 28 – The variety is recommended for medium to high altitudes and gives a good yield. The cup is of excellent quality. However, it is highly susceptible to coffee berry disease and leaf rust.SL 34 – This variety has a good yield and cup as well but is recommended for higher altitudes. With coffee leaf rust and berry disease, it is as well highly susceptible.K 7 – The variety is…See More
Jul 3
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Flavorful journey into coffee provenance

By: Bina BetiatiSource: Jakarta PostWhat could unite a café owner, IT specialists, a financial expert, an environmentalist, a barista and an employee of an energy company? It’s coffee. They all went on a recent trip organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) to Central Aceh and Bener Meriah, both in Aceh province, to explore the world of…See More
Jun 6
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May 30
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Saving coffee: Scientists search for plants to solve production deficit

Source:InquirerThe coffee industry has tapped scientists to find plants more adaptable to a changing climate after an alarming four-year deficit in coffee production, according to a Bloomberg report.The report cites that the World Coffee Research Institute is scouring countries for plant varieties and doing experiments to see which plants can survive colder climates and a costly fungal disease.Christophe Montagnon, a geneticist and lead researcher of the project, says that the effect of a…See More
May 25
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A Cup Made from Coffee Waste

Source: BroadsheetBy: Nicola HeathThe next step in the reinvention of coffee-drinking vessels is the HuskeeCup. It’s a cup and saucer made from coffee husks (a waste product of the coffee production process) and its…See More
May 18
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May 11
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Italian Style Coffee Could Lower The Risk Of Developing Prostate Cancer, A New Study Says

By:Elaine HannahSource:Science World ReportResearchers discovered that drinking three or more cups of Italian-style coffee could reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men. This type of coffee is prepared with high pressure, no filters and with very high water temperature.The study is printed in the International Journal of Cancer. It was led by Licia Iacoviello, the head of the Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory at I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Italy, and other colleagues, according…See More
Apr 28
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Coffee farmers to weed out cartels with sales training

Source:BusinessDailyAfricaAuthor: Gerald AndaeA Kenyan based not-for- profit organisation is set to put up the first coffee academy in Kenya as it targets to train farmers, especially youth and women on marketing skills to free them from the yoke of cartels.Beansitute Academy will be established by the Fair Trade Organisation of…See More
Apr 26
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U.S. Coffee Championships brew up excitement

By:Madelaine VanDerHeyden, KINGSource: King5The final rounds of the championship were held on Sunday, where baristas and brewers participated in individual performances to showcase their abilities and coffee creations. A third competition, the Cup Tasting Championship, tested the sensory skills of three baristas. Beginning with the Cup Tasting Championship, Steve Cuervas…See More
Apr 25
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Clear coffee that won't stain your teeth is now a reality

Source:StuffAuthor: Arian BeestonIf you love coffee but don't love what it does to your teeth, then oh boy, do we have some good news for you.Introducing Clear Coffee (CLF CFF), billed as the world's first colourless coffee - and music to your dentist's ears.According to its founders, Slovakian brothers David and Adam Nagy, Clear Coffee is made from "high quality Arabica coffee beans and pure water".Produced via "methods which have never been used…See More
Apr 20
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Warming temperatures could lead to coffee crisis - study

By: Simon WangSource: NewsHubEnjoy your morning coffee today - it might be harder to get if warm temperatures keep going.New research from Oregon State University (OSU) shows even short heatwaves mean Coffea Arabica plants - the most common coffee plant - render them unable to produce flowers and fruit.No flowers or fruit means no beans - which means no…See More
Apr 3
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It's no death wish, just a kick-up-the-backside coffee

By: Shelly SeidSource:TimesLivehe aptly named Black Insomnia coffee company has produced a roast that contains the maximum recommended daily caffeine allowance in one small hit.Independent laboratory tests found Black Insomnia - with 17524mg of caffeine per kilogram - is 33% stronger than its closest rival, Deathwish Coffee, in the US . And it seems that everyone wants that extra boost of energy.Established only 10 months ago, the company has gone global and its super-charged product is now…See More
Mar 28
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East African Coffee Farmers Face Multile Challenges

B: Willie McgeeSource: Black Gold FoundationSelling coffee is vital to the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa. Growing coffee as a cash crop on small pieces of land in the Horn of Africa is not easy. The growing conditions for coffee farmers in East Africa have become more unpredictable in the last ten years. Erratic and often adverse changes to weather…See More
Mar 22
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Kenya plans to double coffee exports to U.S.

Kenya plans to double its coffee exports to the United States in order to tap into the lucrative North American market, officials said on Wednesday.coffeeSource:News GhanaAgriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Kenya Interim Head of Coffee Directorate Grenville Melli told a coffee forum in Nairobi that Kenya currently exports 4000 metric tons of coffee annually the US.“Our target is to double exports to reach…See More
Mar 14

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A Drying Climate Threatens Africa’s Coffee, But Hope Remains

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Posted on August 7, 2017 at 1:15pm

KENYA COFFEE VARIETIES

Kenya primarily grows Arabica coffee with five main varieties. These include SL 28, SL 34, K 7, Ruiru 11 and Batian.

SL 28 – The variety is recommended for medium to high altitudes and gives a good yield. The cup is of excellent quality. However, it is highly susceptible to coffee berry disease and leaf rust.…

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Posted on July 3, 2017 at 8:27am

Flavorful journey into coffee provenance

By: Bina Betiati

Source: Jakarta Post

What could unite a café owner, IT specialists, a financial expert, an environmentalist, a barista and an employee of an energy company? It’s coffee. They all went on a recent trip organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) to Central Aceh and Bener Meriah, both in Aceh province, to explore the…

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Posted on June 6, 2017 at 10:39am

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