Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 01/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

AA - 322.16, AB - 250.98, C - 186.38, PB - 253.30, T - 74.56, TT - 178.37, E - 255.07, HE - 91.71, MH - 98.41, ML - 57.34, SB - 27.33, UG - 51.83, UG1- 121.35, UG2 - 65.99, UG3 - 35.82

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

Overall (All Catalogues) 185.99

NCE Survey

Coffee Stakeholders

Producers

Kenya coffee is produced by small scale farmers who form co-operative societies and plantation growers who own their own farms with representation of 60% and 40% respectively. Almost all Kenyan coffee is processed by a wet method, which guarantees the best quality.

Growers pick only the red-ripe cherry.  At the factory, the cherries are sorted before processing and unripe, overripe or diseased cherries removed.  The cherries are then pulped to remove the outer skin.

The slimy sugary coating (mucilage) – which remain on the beans is removed through fermentation process.  Fermentation of parchment should be completed within 36 hours.

The parchment is now ready for sun drying on drying tables where it is regularly turned to obtain the bluish color for which Kenya coffee is famous.

Drying the coffee is the last process on the farm.  When it is fully dried the coffee is bagged and ready to be sent to the mills.

 

Coffee Traders

These are the buyers of the coffee that is offered at the auction for subsequent export to the overseas buyers and roast for the local and international market.

Service Providers:

  • Millers – At the mills the dry parchment is hulled, polished and  mechanically separated  into various grades according to size, density  and shape of the bean.  Currently there are a number of  licensed private and commercial coffee mills. 
  • Marketing Agents – Perform the marketing of coffee on behalf of the producers either through the auction or the direct sale channels.

There are two categories of Marketing Agents namely: Commercial Marketing Agents, who offer their services purely for commercial purposes and the Grower Marketing Agents, who sell their own coffee. 

The Commercial Marketing Agents offer the coffee for sale at the auction while 

Grower Marketing Agents may sell directly to an overseas buyer. The coffee offered through the auction is bought by licensed coffee traders or traders or exporters for onward export overseas.

  • Warehouse-men – store the coffee on behalf of the Marketing Agents before presentation to the market.
  • Financiers – These provide finances to the stakeholders along the value chain
  • The Government – Provides general regulatory oversight in the coffee industry.