The way some people describe Africa one would think it is a three bedroomed house where one country is the sitting room , another the bedroom, and another the kitchen, then the rest fixtures and fittings… Continue reading Definitions and defying the odds
(coffee flavor wheel courtesy of google)
So I happened to watch this clip from a leading Television house in Kenya addressing coffee issues, but that is not the tea.The tea is the headline of their discussion was the ‘BITTER BREW’ (excuse my irony) Continue reading “The bitter brew?”
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”
Its lunch hour, I am drinking this steaming hot black coffee listening to UB 40’s Red red wine in this chilly rainy weather …
Moving on swiftly, I cannot say I am an expert in coffee or anything of the sort but I will always voice my thoughts and opinions.
Of late I have been seeing so many people highlighting the issue of decreasing coffee production in Kenya. task forces have been formed and of the there after resolutions I know not but,
here is the issue, Continue reading “Here’s my take”
Sometimes back while in Nyeri county attending the N.I.C.E event, I met this young man from Kirinyaga county.
We were just catching up, Continue reading “The other day I met this young man”
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”
Evening seems to set in early today. The sun rays form a magnificent pattern in the fading sun sky.
I Might as well get my self a cappuccino (do not tie me to that ,there is room for rephrasing) WE the people are not affected by late night caffeine.
So a cappuccino it is .
It tastes so good, so creamy-sh ,so yummy-ish,so black-ish . Temptation for a second one is looming, but no, I wouldn’t want to start singing along to UB 40’s ‘sins of the fathers’ …at a very late hour while everybody else is in la la la land having sweet dreams or nightmares for the terrorists and thugs and all bad people in general.
(the above italic part was drafted before I had a cappuccino in the evening, mind you I did.Need I tell you that I was the chair person of night runners for the night? I never slept.#lessons)
Let us cross over for a second and analyse our human nature…
Get a coffee please and lets talk about us humans and our human nature. Mine no milk, just black, its more reflective…(just a normal medium roasted-sticking to the rivers and lakes I’m used to)
…We human beings create problems and then afterwards when things begin going haywire we start looking for ways to solve the same same problems … Continue reading “Of Coffee in the sunset & human nature”