KENYA - Prices at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) have dropped by 26 per cent in the last month as a result of high supply at the international market that is hurting the local price.
RWANDA - The number of coffeehouses and coffee roasters has been growing over the past few years. Coffee industry observers say the development calls for skills enhancement to ensure Rwanda’s coffee lovers get the best coffees.
UGANDA - Uganda’s tea exports have stagnated at 50,000 metric tonnes for the last five years, a new study shows.
KENYA - Small-scale tea farmers have opened an epic legal battle to recover Sh93 billion they accuse their marketing agency of stealing over the past 15 years.
TANZANIA - Unlike Uganda which has considered bypassing the regional tea auction in Mombasa to boost its export earnings through a more efficient direct-sale arrangement, Tanzania has said it will continue selling to the market while focusing on quality improvement.
KENYA - The Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority (Affa) is set to issue licences to eight tea factories, including Kenya’s second purple tea processor, to process high-value varieties.
NIGERIA - Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said the country recorded the highest exportation of Cocoa and its products valued at N131.2 billion in 2014.
KENYA - Tea from western Kenya has for the first time in 20 years attracted a high average price than that from Meru which has been a favourite at the Mombasa auction.
KENYA - The ministry of Agriculture has proposed to waive value added tax (VAT) and reduce ad valorem levy charged on Kenyan tea in order to make the beverage competitive in the wake of a slump in world prices.
RWANDA - About 50 per cent of coffee washing stations in the country are operating below capacity, a situation that has affected the country’s coffee export volumes, a new study has revealed.
KENYA - Coffee farmers from Kirinyaga County could soon benefit immensely after a South Korean investor clinched a marketing deal with the county government.
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