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Tea sector players demand that the government remove 38 of the multiple levies and fees they pay. more

Tea Report

Energy costs have created a vicious cycle in Kenya’s tea production. more

Tea Report

A group of 130 smallholder tea farmers in Kenya has registered a new company whose goal is to market its unique premium offer: purple tea. more

Tea Report

Smallholders on tea farms around the world are learning the power of marketing artisan teas direct from origin. more

Features

Four million of Kenya’s population depend on tea for their living. One of the biggest threats they face is from crop losses. more

Tea Report

Coffee transportation in East Africa, long a barrier to efficient supply, could greatly improve as governments in the region and the private sector roll out initiatives to address bottlenecks that delay cargo movement and increase the cost. more

Features

Kenya faces many challenges in its dominant market of low price commodity tea exports. It is moving on many fronts toward premiumization. more

Tea Report

Annah Bisieri, a tea farmer in Kenya’s western Kisii county, had contracted with the Kenya Tea Development Agency for more than 30 years until 2010 when she opted for alternatives ways to market her tea. more

Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tea Report

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

Coffee Report

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

Coffee Report

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

Coffee Report

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