Coffee is one of the cash crops in the republic of Kenya that earns the country a lot of revenue in terms of exchange. Coffee farming is practiced in highlands parts of Kenya because it requires a lot of rainfall. Coffee farming in Kenya is under the management board known as coffee board of Kenya.
Coffee board of Kenya is located in Nairobi city along Exchange Lane Off Haile Selassie Avenue in a building known as Coffee Plaza Building (10th floor of this building).
Coffee board of Kenya is one of the governmental parastatals in Kenya established under the act of parliament to help the government of Kenya to carry its function in the side of coffee sector. To ensure that it serve people of Kenya, the coffee board of Kenya carry certain functions. These functions include:
Work in consultation with the ministry of agriculture and livestock in the formulation of policies and rules that regulate and develop the coffee industry in Kenya.
Registration and licensing of coffee nurseries, growers, pulping stations, millers, marketing agents, management agents, buyers, roasters, packers, warehouse men, and auctioneers. This is done to ensure that coffee production in Kenya is standardized to fit the market demand.
They provide advisory services to all stakeholders involved in coffee production in Kenya to ensure quality enhancement in coffee industry.
They collect, collate, analyses data, maintain a database on the coffee industry and also document and monitor it through the registration of person dealing with coffee production in Kenya.
Coffee board of Kenya represents the government of Kenya in international forums on matters regarding coffee.
They arbitrate in case of any dispute in the coffee industry.
They encourage environmentally friendly, ethical and hygienic coffee production, processing and market practices in order to enhance production of high quality coffee and its sustainability in the market industry.
They help market coffee products to the outside world.
If you have any kind of complain or you want any information pertaining coffee farming in Kenya, inform coffee board of Kenya through the following contacts:
Coffee Board of Kenya,
P.O. Box 30566 – 00100
Telephone number: 020 342717
Cell phone: 0710670026, 0788109426 or 0707100100