The specially tendered Kenyan coffee beans are traditionally exported as green beans for final processing at various market destinations. The high quality Kenyan coffee is used for blending coffee from other destinations.
The export of Kenya coffee as a commodity does not accord it distinctiveness in the market. The Branding initiative is envisaged to facilitate the much needed distinctiveness in the market. The Board took cognizance of that fact and initiated the branding of Kenya
The national logo has been developed and shall be applied to coffees which meet the minimum quality as per the Kenya bureau of Standards (KEBS). Application guidelines have been developed and would be shared with potential users of the logo. A guideline standard manual has also been developed with of minimum quality standards as per Kenya Bureau of Standards.
The EU- funded QCPCP project is in the process of facilitating establishment of regional cupping centers which will form part of an elaborate inspection and certification protocols. We look forward to industry stakeholders