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May 2017 Blog Posts (20)

Boost for coffee growing as US body donates Sh200m

Source: The Citizen Newspaper

Moshi — Coffee growers at Manushi-Sinde cooperative society in Kilimanjaro Region have received another boost for their industry after the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) granted them Sh200 million.

The grant will be used to enhance the cultivation of the cash crop which has dropped in recent years due to falling producer prices locally and in the export market.…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 30, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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5 cups of coffee daily may keep liver cancer at bay

By Ians

Source: Indian Express

Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say.

The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, showed that the more coffee consumed, the greater was the protection against hepatocellular cancer (HCC) — the second leading cause of cancer death globally.

Drinking one cup more of caffeinated coffee a day was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 29, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Coffee shops hot property for commercial real estate owners

By: Chloe Winter

Source: businessday

"The larger, more established roasters may have more available capital to fund property purchases."

Gichard's business, which is one of New Zealand's largest provincial coffee roasters, leases its roasting space.

"Most roasters generally only need one wholesale roasting site, depending on roaster…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on May 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Europe, the Middle East and Africa Green Coffee Bean Extract Market 2017 Industry Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast 2021

By Arun Patil

Source: Mil-Tech

Green Coffee Bean Extract Market provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data. Europe, the Middle East and Africa Green Coffee Bean Extract market is valued at USD XX million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2017 and…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 26, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments

New Rust-Resistant Hybrid Centroamericano Scores 90+ at Nicaragua CoE

By Nick Brown

Source: Daily Coffee News 

The Centroamerico F1 hybrid. World Coffee Research photo.

A new leaf-rust-resistant hybrid called …


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 25, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Saving coffee: Scientists search for plants to solve production deficit


The 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…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on May 25, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

Kenya: US Roasters to Raise Kenya's Coffee Imports 25 Per Cent

By Gerald Andae

Source: AllAfrica

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.

Coffee Directorate made a pitch for Kenya's specialty coffee during the exhibition to have the US, which pays a premium price for the commodity, increase its uptake 25 per cent.…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 24, 2017 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Kenya: Coffee Farmers Seek Assistance Over Delayed Payments

By Charles Wanyoro

Source: AllAfrica

Hundreds of coffee farmers in Embu County held demonstrations at Manyatta market, protesting delays in paying their dues.

The farmers - affiliated with the Mwiria, Kiini and Karuriri factories that form the giant Central Ngandori Coffee Cooperative Society - said other factories in the area had already received their payments.



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Tanzania to increase coffee production by 25 pct in 2021

Source: Xinhua/

Tanzania is set to increase coffee production from 80,000 tonnes this year to 100,000 tonnes by 2021, an official from the country’s coffee board said Friday.

Primus Kimario, Acting Director General, Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) revealed this when speaking at the stakeholders meeting held here, saying the board is targeting to increase production by 20,000 tonnes of the cash crop in the next four years.



Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 22, 2017 at 2:23pm — No Comments

New mill primed to boost specialty coffee exports

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya

Source: The New times

                           The new factory at Kigali Special Economic Zone. Nadege Imbabazi.

A new dry coffee cherries processing mill got its cogmills running in Kigali, last week, with officials saying the…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 22, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

Kenya: Kirinyaga Coffee Farmers Earn Sh11.6b in 2017

By George Munene

Source: AllAfrica

Coffee has earned farmers in Kirinyaga County a record Sh11.6 billion so far this year.

According to the county executive in charge of Agriculture, Ngundo Warui, farmers were celebrating following the handsome payment.

"Farmers have been paid well this year and they are smiling all the way to the bank," he said.

The farmers who…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 19, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

How Tanzania’s Coffee Farmers Are Changing People’s Lives

Author: Lauren Steele.

Source: Munchies Website.

Small-scale farmers like Mama Gladness Pallangyo struggle to make ends meet with their coffee crops, but immersive tourism is allowing them to supplement their incomes and bring improvements to their villages.

Parked on a bench on Bleecker Street in Manhattan on a dingy Saturday afternoon, I tallied 11 coffees in various forms being clutched, sipped, and toted across my line of…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 18, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

A Cup Made from Coffee Waste

Source: Broadsheet

By: Nicola Heath

The 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…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on May 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Climate Change: Your coffee cup will be hit

Author: Jeffrey Gogo

Source: The Herald Business

BAD news for coffee drinkers – climate change is threatening your morning dose of the beloved beverage. That balanced rich flavour and fine aftertaste for which the Zimbabwean coffee is globally renowned will become bitter, more expensive, due to climate-induced changes in precipitation and temperature, according to Abel Chemura, a climate change researcher with the Chinhoyi University of…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 15, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

“Coffee is an anti-Poverty Crop for the Small Scale Farmers” – President Museveni



President Yoweri Museveni has said that coffee is an anti-poverty crop for small-scale farmers in the country.

“Coffee is an anti-poverty crop for the small scale farmers. It is one of the correct crops for them. There is need to resolve the issue of challenges in production. I want the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to avail the…


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Coffee earnings rise 31pc on improved price, high volume

Source: Business Daily


Coffee earnings between last October and April improved by 31 per cent compared with a previous similar period as good prices and high volumes pushed up the value.

Statistics from the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) indicate that the value rose from…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on May 11, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments

Cooperatives turning coffee farming into profitable business


Source: The New Times

For many years, Ferdinand Ahobamuteze had been attracted to coffee growing. But, while he hoped his dream to grow quality coffee would materialise, the traditional farming techniques he shared with other farmers in his community was always a challenge. The resident of Ngoma Sector in Ngoma District in Eastern Province would only hear from others that coffee was a lucrative crop…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on May 10, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

Uganda: Bakunda Pockets Shs10 Million From Coffee

By Joseph Kato

Source: AllAfrica

Considering that the economy is not doing well, if one handed another Shs100,000 to start a business, it might be rubbished as little. But for Robert Bakunda, a 29-year-old coffee trader and grower, that was just what he needed.

How he started

At 17, Bakunda dropped out of school due to financial challenges. He…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 10, 2017 at 8:33am — No Comments

Brazilian Producer Ipanema Unveils Results of Three-Year Microlot Development

Author: Nick Brown

Source: Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

One of the largest producer groups in Brazil, Ipanema Coffees reintroduced itself to the U.S. specialty coffee world at last month’s SCA Expo in Seattle, highlighting the results of three years worth of quality-focused investments in a microlot program.

The show was particularly…


Added by Bruno Kitali on May 9, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

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