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US roasters to raise Kenya’s coffee imports 25 per cent

Published on April 24, 2017

American roasters are expected to raise coffee purchases from Kenya by a quarter to Sh3.5 billion annually after the country showcased its produce in the ongoing symposium in Seattle, US.

Coffee Directorate made a pitch for Kenya’s specialty coffee during the exhibition to have the US, which pays a premium price for the commodity, increase its uptake 25 per cent. America buys seven per cent of Kenya’s annual export of 46,000 metric tonnes but it pays highly compared to the other top buyers. Read more. Source | Business Daily