Chinga Farm in Nyeri emerges best in world coffee competition held in South Korea

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Co-operatives & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Isaac Chelugui, revealed on Wednesday, May 15 that Kenya’s coffee was voted as the best coffee in a global competition.

The World Coffee competition (WCC) was held in South Korea at the beginning of May.

The recent competition featured several companies showcasing their products, resulting in Kenya achieving the top ranking.

The competition’s judges acknowledged the exceptional quality and taste of Kenya’s coffee, especially coffee beans grown in Chinga farm.

“We hereby certify that the coffee farm has been evaluated to have outstanding quality and flavour potential in their Coffee Beans as ranked above at the K-Coffee Award, “World Best Coffee, 2024, which was a major event of the 2024 Coffee Festival in Nowon, the certificate awarded to Chinga Farm reads in part.

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“In what signifies the tremendous progress that we continue to make in the coffee subsector, Othaya-based coffee producer, Chinga Farm, was voted number one in the just concluded World Coffee Competition (WCC) in South Korea,” stated Chelugui.

Chinga Farm currently accommodates 17 factories, with a collective membership of 11,000 small-scale farmers.

Chelugui said the award further proves that the coffee reforms the government initiated last year are paying off and Kenya coffee is steadily reclaiming its position at the World Stage.

“As a Ministry, we will continue to champion coffee reforms with a Guaranteed Minimum Return (GMR) of KSh100 per kilo of Coffee Cherry,” stated Chelugui.

By Frank Mugwe

By Frank Mugwe

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