Word from Laban Njuguna regarding international coffee market

The below sentiments belong to Mr. Laban Njuguna of Zabuni Specialty coffee, I thought to share since they speak to very many people in the coffee sector.

“I would like to share some thoughts based on my experience and understanding of the international coffee market. I will be as brief, factual and honest as possible.

First, I would like to say that the coffee task force did a good job in collecting data from Kenyans and compiling its report. I have read it and it addresses issues arising at origin including issues pertaining to cooperatives, sustainability, price discovery, etc. Having said that, what the report is rather thin on, and why it will fail to transform the coffee sub-sector, is it does not adequately address the solution to the perennial price inadequacies being experienced by farmers in the coffee industry and offering price discovery mechanisms in a sustainable and forward-thinking way that will benefit the farmer.

What the task force is proposing will be very beneficial to the Continue reading “Word from Laban Njuguna regarding international coffee market”

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Sights and Sounds from 17th AFCA conference and exhibition in Kigali -Rwanda.

The land of a thousand hills,Rwanda hosted the 17 th Afca conference and exhibition, that was from 13th to 15th Feb 2019.

In the  amazing  convention center which is a real achtecturial piece is where the event took place.

Meeting many people from many diversities of the coffee world was quite awesome not to mention the amazing women in coffee .I hope the women’s breakfast meeting was amazing because for some reason I missed it ! Continue reading “Sights and Sounds from 17th AFCA conference and exhibition in Kigali -Rwanda.”

Kenya is in SCA board

Catching up with every body else on world coffee news,I am late on this but hey ,Kenya will have two representatives in the Specialty Coffee Association board. I guess inclusivity and diversity comes in small bits and at last it has landed home and with a bang! The two representatives both ladies, Continue reading “Kenya is in SCA board”