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What Sets East Africa Apart?

Written by Danielle Kilbride.

 Source: Perfect Daily Grind.

Ripe coffee cherries in Tanzania. Credit: Olam…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 12, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Soil fertility status of coffee growing areas in Tanzania.

By:  Maro, G.P; Monyo, H; Nkya, E  &  Teri, J.M.

Source: Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI).


The objective of this work was to review critically the relationship between soil fertility status and coffee productivity in the Tanzanian coffee growing areas. An inventory of soil-related information for the coffee areas in the country was made by TACRI through…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 8, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments

Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers



If you've ever bought coffee labeled "Uganda" and wondered what life is like in that faraway place where the beans were grown, now's your chance to see how climate change has affected the lives of Ugandan coffee farmers — through their own eyes.

Rising temperatures and prolonged drought can make coffee trees less productive and increase their exposure to pests and diseases. This is especially a problem in Uganda, where nearly…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 7, 2017 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The Science Behind Coffee Withdrawal

By ZAC CADWALADER  Source: Sprudge

It’s not a lack of coffee that gives me a headache, it’s all the stupid questions that seem to swarm around my uncaffeinated moments. Surely I can’t be required to know with 100% accuracy if I’ve already changed my six-month old daughter’s diaper or not when I haven’t had any coffee. That’s downright unreasonable, right?

Obviously, not having coffee doesn’t have much effect on me, but others aren’t so lucky. Headaches, lethargy,…


Added by Bruno Kitali on June 6, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

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…


Added by Kioko Kasyoka on June 6, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

High Brew Coffee Raises $17M in Series B Funding Round

By Howard Bryman Source: Daily Coffee News.

In three short years, Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee has achieved an impressive extent of market presence with its canned RTD cold brew products, which are already fixtures on shelves across the United States in such major chain grocery stores as Whole Foods, Target, Safeway and more.

In its first round of venture capital fundraising last year…


Added by Bruno Kitali on June 6, 2017 at 10:37am — No Comments

Women, jobseekers and young farmers in Embu urged to join Nestlé coffee project


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 5, 2017 at 5:56pm — No Comments


The Sustainability Forum @ 

​World of Coffee

​After a successful debut at World of Coffee 2016, we are excited to bring back the Sustainability Forum to World of Coffee exhibition in Budapest, 2017.



Added by Mathias Nabutele on June 4, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Kigali invites you to the "LET’S TALK COFFEE® RWANDA 2017" event.

Source: Let's Talk Coffee website.


Taking place June 7-11 in Kigali, Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda will unite coffee producers with specialty-coffee buyers, government officials, and baristas from around the world to discuss pressing issues in the coffee industry, strengthen business relationships, and…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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.



Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 23, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

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

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