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March 2017 Blog Posts (6)

It's no death wish, just a kick-up-the-backside coffee

By: Shelly Seid


he 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…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on March 28, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

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…


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…


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…


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.



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:…


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

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