The first taste is with our eyes; Latte Art

Latte art has become such an essential part of our coffee experience that we no longer just appreciate but also expect it. For baristas around the world, its emergence has opened an exciting world of artistic expression while presenting a new challenge to keep on creating. The art keeps them interested and competitive with their …

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A Brief History of the Kenyan Coffee

The origin of coffee is relatively close to Kenya. However, getting it there was a difficult task and full of bloodshed. The coffee was controlled by Arabs who came into the country through coastal trade connections from as early as the 9th century. They enslaved thousands of Kenyans to work on the coffee plantations in …

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The Elephant in the Room; Kenya’s coffee crisis

Coffee plays a crucial role in the livelihoods of millions of rural households in many developing countries. However, the coffee market continues to be a showcase of the need to address the commodity crisis on both a global and local scale. In Kenya, its production continues to decline despite Government efforts to revive what was …

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The Cultivation and Spread of Coffee; Part I

The Arabian Peninsula Cultivation and trade of coffee began on the Arabian Peninsula from where it traveled to the East. By 15th century, coffee was being grown in the Yemeni district of Arabia owing to the favorable climate and soils. It was introduced to Sri Lanka by Muslim traders and travelers in 1505. Fertile coffee beans, …

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