USDA has posted its annual reviews of coffee production in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The Kenyan report notes that record and near-record prices ‘have increased interest in producing and exporting high-quality Kenyan coffee’, with investments being made in improved varieties and production practices. USDA projects exports of 725,000 60-kg bags in marketing year (MY) 2012 and 800,000 in MY 2013. This will still be below the 900,000 60-kg bags achieved in…Continue
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Source: Perfect Daily Grind.
Did you know that women make up 75% of Africa’s coffee farming workforce?
Africa produces a vast variety of uniquely delicious coffees. From the shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda to Kenya and the foothills of Ethiopia, you can find some of the world’s best…Continue
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By Hugh Bowring
Businesses no longer need to be convinced that the world is…Continue
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Source: Coffee Agronomy Farmers' Manual by the Fair Trade Organization of Kenya (FTOK).
coffee seedlings in a nursery. Credit: FTOK
It is important to select the seedling variety before planting since different regions have different…Continue
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Source: Perfect Daily Grind
Kenya’s booth at the SCA Global Coffee Expo 2017. Credit: Daniel Molinares
All eyes turned to Kenya at SCA Global Coffee Expo, as the country was named the 2017 Portrait Country. And there’s no doubt that this country…Continue
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Source: The Citizen Newspaper
KCBL Offices in Moshi town. CREDIT: The Citizen Newspaper
Kilimanjaro Cooperative Bank Limited (KCBL) has managed to give cash loans worth Sh. 28 billion to coffee farmers since it introduced a warehouse receipt system in 2002.
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Source: Global Coffee Report Magazine
Photo Courtesy of Global Coffee Report Magazine
A trial in Tanzania of the effectiveness of a highly porous charcoal made from organic waste has demonstrated its potential to significantly improve coffee yields while reducing input…Continue
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Coffee as a commodity is largely farmed in many parts of Africa continent as a cash crop with the bulk of production originating from smallholder farmers and total production accounting for about 12% of the world’s production. The continent however records low coffee consumption levels as most of the producing…Continue
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Source: The International Coffee Organization (ICO)
The coffee market was volatile with Arabica prices tumbling and subsequently recovering to previous levels while Robusta closed higher. Exports in June remained strong at 10.9 million bags, 8.8% higher than last year, leading to large inventories in importing countries. Hence, the coffee market is well supplied going into the critical month of July when frosts remain possible in Brazil.…Continue
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Source: The Cairns Post
Jaques Coffee Plantation co-manager Robert Jaques lies inside the coffee harvester. CREDIT: The Cairns Post.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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By James Ayre.
Source: Red, Green & Blue Org.
The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia, is likely to lose up to half of its total coffee-growing area by the end of the century as a result of anthropogenic climate change and its effects, according to a new study.
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By RACHEL KIBUI
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By Zephania Ubwani.
Source: The Citizen Newspaper.
Moshi — The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) has embarked on a training programme for farmers on modern crop husbandry in order to enable coffee to regain its lost glory.
Under the programme, several farmers in Kilimanjaro Region have been assisted in forming groups under which they are exposed to techniques to produce high yielding and…Continue
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By: Kraig Kraft Source: Daily Coffee News
Over the past 36 months, the coffee industry has seen a wave of consolidations roll through the retail and manufacturing sectors, and those of us on the sidelines have been trying to figure out what it all means (see Sara Morrocchi’s great talk at Re:co Dublin last…Continue
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By Lominda Afedraru
Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa, including Uganda. It is where most people derive their livelihood because it is mainly grown for commercial benefits.
The main type of coffee produced in Uganda is Robusta and it grows well in low altitude areas of central, eastern, western and southern Uganda up to 1,200 metres.
In Uganda, farmers are…Continue
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Source: Uganda Coffee Federation
Uganda is one of the world’s major Robusta producers. Some Arabica is also grown in…
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Source: The Independent Magazine, Uganda.
Hundreds of coffee farmers in districts of Lwengo, Sembabule, Masaka were left counting their losses after the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) shut down thirty coffee factories last week over alleged unripe coffee.
The action has rendered…Continue
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By Charles Onyango-Obbo
Source: The East African
A few days ago, there was a story tucked away inside Kenya’s Standard newspaper.
It said coffee factories in western Kenya had closed, because farmers were no longer selling the beans to them. They were selling it to, wait for it, Uganda!
In Uganda, they were quoted saying, they were getting the equivalent of Ksh100 ($1) per kilo. At home, however, they were getting only…
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