Recently one of our readers, tweeted a quote from my Field Report in the February + March 2014 issue on the Café Imports Origin Trip to Kenya. She tweeted, “Drink our good coffee,’ Mr Obobo said. ‘Enjoy it. But make sure the producer is not forgotten.” Visiting Mr. Obobo’s small … Read more →
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The third day of the Cafe Imports Barista Origin Trip kicked off this morning from the Outspan Hotel in Nyeri, Kenya as we all clambered aboard our souped-up LandCruisers and headed out for another day (and it should be noted our last day) exploring the coffee industry in this amazing country. … Read more →
The group of barista champions, international coffee folks and locals loaded into our beefed up Toyota Landcruisers and headed north out of Nairobi. After sitting for hours the day before in the capital’s notorious gridlock, it was refreshing and unexpected to find ourselves on the open road motoring quickly down … Read more →
The first day of the third installment of Café Imports Barista Origin Trip kicked off here in Nairobi with a visit to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. The NCE is where almost all of the coffee produced in the country is bought through an auction system. The auction system (which works … Read more →
Exciting news out of Kenya, a predator of the voracious and devastating coffee berry borer has just recently been discovered. Scientists are hopeful that the newly discovered insect can help control outbreaks of the borer, which can destroy whole fields of coffee plants. The predator is from the family Thysanoptera … Read more →
A four-year drought affecting much of the Horn of Africa, including the coffee-growing countries of Ethiopia and Kenya, has led the UN to request a massive increase in food aide to stave off the very real threat of food shortages and a return to starvation levels akin to those faced … Read more →