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”

Nyeri international coffee Expo 2018

It was yet another time for Nyeri International Coffee Expo (2018) ,third edition that went down on the 9th and 10th of November 2018. The venue was Whispers ground at the heart of Nyeri town. Unlike last year it attracted more people and I imagine it is due to the proximity of the venue to the town center.

I inquired from the organizer Mr. Laban Dereva on why they decided to pick a name of one county ‘Nyeri’ to brand the event and he Continue reading “Nyeri international coffee Expo 2018”

International coffee day celebration-How it went down in Kenya

Monday, 1st October 2018 saw the world celebrate the international Coffee Day with the main feature being Women In Coffee and oh,what a great way to celebrate our women in coffee all along the coffee value chain.

Kenya being a producer country held its official celebrations for the day in county number twenty, Kirinyaga County at General Kassam show ground and as with the rest of the world the theme of the day was women in coffee. Continue reading “International coffee day celebration-How it went down in Kenya”

Perfect coffee world

Since it is hard to get perfect,a near perfect coffee world ought to have ;

Diversity, inclusivity ,equality and GOOD PAY.

Diversity meaning black,white coloured,poor, rich ,educated, uneducated,from whatever region,physically fit or challenged and whatever else you can think of and deem it ‘diverse’ ,all should feel at home when and where coffee is mentioned. Continue reading “Perfect coffee world”

different views-say caffeinated

Had to edit and re-edit because my thoughts can be liberal at times!!Read and get to know why!

I wrote sometimes back of my changing tastes, Just to update you now they are getting much better and real. The first time I said -chocolate, it was lets call it ,a true lie-just like the movie,thank goodness I am not that bad with guesses, Well, we all must start somewhere you know. Right now ,in my cup is some coffee whose source is the slopes of mount Kenya, the chocolate is quite more pronounced with even more tastes detected , like the citric is top notch. The flavors are something else and by that I mean great.A perfect balance of  sweet ,flowery ,black currant with a slight woody touch leaves my nostrils and palates dancing in sophistication.Since I do not intend to open a mercury or copper mine in my body in the near future thanks to the sugar cartels running our markets, nowadays am having it sugarless and as you grow into it ,it tastes even better.

Let me torture you no more with desire, so lets forget about my coffee(as I continue to sip it mdogo mdogo of course (Swahili for slowly slowly) and focus on other things like Mt .Kenya ,wonders of the world,etcetera etcetera,etcetera -as an English teacher in class five used to say. I can bet it is with her I first heard of the word etcetera! Ok, I knew of ‘etc’ but did not know it was a short form of that word! Then was when someone looked at the timetable and another inquired which teacher was coming next and the answer would be ‘etcetera,etcetera,etcetera!!!’ The only reason why I missed the ‘monitor’ during English speaking days was because during such days  I was silent and very well behaved!! Continue reading “different views-say caffeinated”