The 3rd African Tea Convention highlighted the importance of East African teas in the global tea market. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Five years ago Kenya might have wilted under the intense scrutiny of the global specialty coffee community. But Kenya shined during this year’s trek to Seattle as the Global Specialty Coffee Expo’s 2017 portrait country. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Demand for specialty loose leaf teas globally has led a few East Africa producers to add orthodox black, green, and white varieties to their range. Emrok Tea Factory, one of the most modern in Kenya, is attracting a good deal of attention. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) maintains a sophisticated auction floor that dates to 1963. The auction has evolved since 1934 to become the most important coffee marketplace in the country. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Ongoing dry weather and relatively low world prices mean that Kenya’s tea earnings will probably be down for the financial year for 2016/2017. more

Apr 17, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Services, Unilever, and IDH recently concluded a collaborative initiative to improve the livelihood of thousands of small-scale tea farmers. more

Apr 14, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Officials in Kenya want a larger share of coffee shipments to the United States and plans are being made to make it happen. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Ethical Tea Partnership has been campaigning for gender equality and the empowerment of women in countries like Malawi where women account for 75% of the 15,000 smallholder tea farmers. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

State-of-the-art Emrok Tea Factory in the Nandi Hills is now making a range of specialty large leaf teas to meet the growing interest around the world in large leaf orthodox green, white, and black African teas. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:47 PM Tea Report

The Kenyan coffee industry continues its efforts to combat thieves who steal coffee beans to sell on the black market. more

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Plans are in the works to increase roasting and help farmers find foreign partners for distribution. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Government officials, looking for ideas on how to revive Kenya’s coffee industry, have created a group to coordinate a strategy. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

It has been a remarkable year for Kenya’s tea farmers; as a result they received paid higher bonuses than last season. more

Oct 4, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture published results from research in Kenya showing benefits of organic agriculture. more

Aug 1, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

The Kenya Tea Development Agency launches an initiative to train smallholder farmers in soil management, use of fertilizers, business skills, financial management, and farm management, in order to help improve tea yields. more

Jun 10, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

International beverage company Mars Drinks runs a Mars Ambassador Program to encourage Mars Associates to assist people in communities around the world who support the business by adhering to the company’s “responsibility” principle. more

Jan 17, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Five of the tea factories owned by the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) are working in close collaboration with the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and the Kenya Forestry Service to save the Mau Forest. more

Jan 17, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Ajiri Tea Foundation, whose aim is to create a sustainable trade cycle that helps to create jobs and provide education for orphans in western Kenya, have just finished filming for their upcoming Kickstarter campaign. more

May 4, 2015 12:00 AM Tea Report

Unusually dry weather in Kenya is having a negative effect on the country’s tea production and has pushed up the price of Kenya teas by 60%. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Tea Report

Robério Oliveira Silva, executive director of the International Coffee Organization, says "I remain convinced of the need to do everything possible to ensure the continuity of AFCA [African Fine Coffee Association Conference and Exhibition] ..." more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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