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East African Coffee Farmers Face Multile Challenges

B: Willie Mcgee

Source: Black Gold Foundation

Selling 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…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on March 22, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

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.

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Source:News Ghana



Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Kenya Interim Head of Coffee Directorate Grenville Melli told a coffee forum in…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on March 14, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Israeli coffee firm bets on women farmers in developing nations

By Tova Cohen and Gustavo Palencia 

Source: Reuters

From the sparsely populated mountains of Honduras to an island on Congo's Lake Kivu, women - many of them victims of domestic violence - have united to provide for their families by growing coffee.

Now some collectives are getting help from an…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on March 9, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments

Making a case for coffee

Source: The Nation

The global coffee market continues to percolate and a new study reveals that Asia is playing a key role in its growth.

The…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on March 7, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Coffee Regions 101: What Sets East Africa Apart?

Source: Perfect Daily Grind | Article by: Danielle Kilbride | Credit:…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 6, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

UK falls in love again with Fairtrade bananas and coffee

By: Sarah Butler

Source: The Guardian

Sales of Fairtrade goods have risen for the first time since 2013 as the increasing popularity of bananas and coffee sold under the ethical label offset falling sales of cocoa and sugar.

Revenues from produce…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on February 28, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Good News! Classes are starting in April in Westlands, Nairobi! Check out our website to learn more.

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Classes are starting in April in Westlands, Nairobi! Check out our website to learn…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on February 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to make coffee salt

By: Robin Shreeves

Source: Mother Nature Network

When you add coffee to food, you add complexity to the flavor. Coffee complements sweet foods like chocolate cake or brownies, red meat like beef or lamb, and nuts. Coffee can be used as an ingredient in recipes, but a quick way to add the the complex, brightening flavor of coffee to foods is to sprinkle it on some coffee salt. You can buy coffee salt or espresso salt, or you can easily make it yourself for a lot less money.…

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Added by Progreso Network on February 16, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments

Good News!!! our World Class Lab is Almost ready.

Good News!!! our World Class Lab is Almost ready. Stay tuned.

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Added by Progreso Network on February 15, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

Lower coffee standards to continue

A compromise among coffee producers statewide is leading to continuation of lower standards that were temporarily put in place in 2014 in the wake of an invasion of coffee berry borers.

The rules will be extended temporarily to give the many voices of the…

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Added by Progreso Network on February 8, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments

Enduring lesson from coffee guru on farmers’ companies

Source: Nation

By:Jaindi Kisero

There was a time when the business pages of the newspapers would be dominated by news about coffee. And, as young impressionable business reporters just out of university, we would spend a lot of time in the corridors of both the Coffee Board of Kenya and the Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU), digging up…

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Added by Progreso Network on February 7, 2017 at 10:04am — No Comments

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Added by Progreso Network on February 1, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

Cafe Imports Formalizes Women Coffee Producers Program

By: Nick Brown

Source: DailyCoffeeNews

In an attempt to recognize and promote the coffee growing and production work done by so many millions of women throughout the world, Minneapolis-based green coffee importer Cafe Imports has formalized a Women Coffee Producers program.

The company has of…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 31, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

The world's most expensive coffee beans: Geisha arabica coffee in Panama

Source: Boorwa News

By: Rob McFarland…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 30, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Take your knowledge on coffee to world class levels.

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 26, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Universe in a Cup of Coffee

By: Lydia Chain

Source: ScientificAmerican

When you pour a cup of hot coffee, there’s a surprising amount of chemistry and physics brewing in your mug.

That rich coffee aroma rises from the steam because roasting coffee beans converts bitter chlorogenic acid into a diverse set of compounds. Some smells you’d expect-fruity, spicy, earthy, vanilla-but there are a few surprises (cabbage??). And adding a splash of milk or sprinkle of sugar sets off a chain of…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 26, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 25, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coffee Prices Supported by Reduced Production Expectations

By: Leia Toovey

Coffee prices remained supported amid the kick-off of a new week of trading, with upside interest extending from reduced expectations for Brazil’s 2017 coffee crop.

According to Conab, Brazil’s 2017 coffee crop should amount…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 24, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Lower coffee standards to continue

A compromise among coffee producers statewide is leading to continuation of lower standards that were temporarily put in place in 2014 in the wake of an invasion of coffee berry borers.

The rules will be extended temporarily to give the many voices of the coffee industry an opportunity to work…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 23, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

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