Coffee Auction Reports
Nairobi Coffee Exchange Sale No. 29 Tuesday, Held on: August 30, 2011 - Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:42
Nairobi Coffee Exchange Sale No. 28 Tuesday, Held on: August 23, 2011 - Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:52
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Coffee from Kenya has a distinctly bright acidity and potent sweetness with a dry winy aftertaste. Among the best Kenya coffee, one can find intoxicating black-currant flavour and aroma.
There are a number of famous coffee-producing regions in the
Coffee dealership in Kenya is regulated by the industry regulator, the Coffee Board of Kenya. Coffee board of Kenya over time has licensed 100s of companies but slightly less than 100 are active and participate in the weekly coffee auctions at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange.
The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auctioning coffee. About 70% of Kenyan coffee is produced by small scale holders. It is estimated that six-million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry.
The main coffee regulator in Kenya is the coffee board of Kenya. Other associations within the coffee industry featured here are:
Currently, there are two coffee marketing systems in Kenya:
1. The central Auction system
2. Direct sale.
The time tested central auction system, commonly referred to as Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE), is a market where coffee is bought by the licensed coffee dealers through competitive bidding. Coffee auctions are conducted every Tuesday of the week. The Nairobi Coffee Exchange is under the management of the Kenya Coffee Producers and Traders Association (KCPTA)
The Coffee indusry regulator (Coffee Board of Kenya), has renewed licenses of nine commercial millers despite some being implicated in rampant theft of the produce, among other multpractices that have bedevilled the subsector, The renewal is hardly consoling to the millers as industry analysts are predicting a bleak future for commercial milling since an increasing number of farmers are investing in their own machines.
Coffee farmers in Nyeri held a demonstration demanding a split of their union. Farmers at Kiandu factory in Tetu wants to split from the Mutheka Farmers Co-operative society, citing exploitation by officials. In a demonstration at the Kiandu Market, the farmers claimed that their factory was bankrolling the umbrella society of 6,000 farmers. “although we produce a 3rd of all coffee from Mutheka society, our farmers have little to show in terms of their earnings from coffee as a big proportion of the proceedings
About 6 years ago, coffee farmer Thomas Muthama from Kangundo and John Musembi a teacher and shareholder of the masaku Teachers' Sacco were the most frustrated people on earth. Their business was not performing well. Muthama abandoned his coffee farm and Musembi pulled out of the sacco. "My coffee society officials had brought down my own sources of survival and poor prices in the market made me give up, I was contemplating uprooting my coffee trees as many of my colleagues had done," recalled Mr. Muthama.
Of all contemporary coffee origins, Kenya is doubtless the most universally admired. Coffee-growing came late to this mainly tea-drinking nation, introduced in 1900 by the British. When the Kenyans achieved independence they structured their coffee industry with what, in retrospect, seems admirable foresight. They maintained a technically sophisticated research establishment, made use of the most advanced techniques in fruit removal and drying, developed efficiently run cooperatives of small holders, and organized their export industry around an open auction.
Coffee farmers have been put on high alert over an outbreak of a tiny insect that attacks the cash-crop. Coffee Research Foundation, yesterday (11th July 2011) told growers to monitor and spray their crops should they notice coffee thrips, which courses the leaves to fall off and at worst kills the tree. “Coffee research foundation wishes to notify farmers of thrips outbreak in most coffee growing regions in Kenya, which is likely to worsen when the cold season is over”, the advert said.