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”

Of sipping and spitting

So lately I joined the sipping and spitting club!

Let us say I am half way there, thanks to one phenomenal lady, Mbula Musau through Utake Coffee and Coffee Quality Institute . She is the first Q instructor in East Africa. Wait , did I just say East Africa? no, Africa.yes ,the first Q instructor in Africa .I asked her what her English name was and she said she was given none!! That means She simply is pure African!

Without flattering she is kind and down to earth save for that she once almost left me asleep in Daresalaam. Continue reading “Of sipping and spitting”