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 is one of the specialty coffee industry’s favourite regions. But what sets Kenyan coffee apart? How do its processing methods and unique varietals affect the flavor profile? And why is it becoming easier for buyers to engage in direct trade with producers?
I spoke to Sophie Mukua, Francis Kioko, and Benjamin Kiarii of the Fairtrade Organization of Kenya (FTOK) to find out the answers to these questions – and more.