Coffee is Kenya’s fourth leading foreign exchange earner after tourism, tea and horticulture. Coffee farming has been a major economic activity in Kenya, dating way back to the pre-colonial period with the main species being Arabica and Robusta.
The Kenyan brand is known for its flavor and pleasant aroma. It is estimated that in Kenya 160,000 hectares are under coffee, 75.5 per cent of which is in the co-operative sub-sector and 24.5 per cent in the estates.
Besides coffee being a major export in the country, in the past Kenya has exported raw coffee that is processed overseas, this is the main reason as to why its export hasn’t fetched as much revenue.
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology comes in handy in large scale commercialization of coffee all the way down to its processing.
The Dedan Kimathi University Premium Coffee is the first Kenyan coffee brand that is locally processed.
Kenyans are now able to enjoy its home grown and processed coffee creating and expanding the scope of employment hence uplifting the livelihoods of our farmers.
This is a milestone towards economic empowerment of our women and a major contribution to the Ubrica Live Mothers, Live Babies campaign.
If you worked on coffee when growing up, we would be delighted to know your experience. Please use the form below to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of the coffee as you experienced it growing up.