Coffee marketers gear up for 2023-2024 inaugural sale

Peter Gikonyo, the Chairman of the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE), has revealed that five coffee marketers are set to showcase 6,369 bags of coffee at the inaugural sale of the 2023-2024 coffee crop.

He noted that there will be 37,636 kilograms of pristine AA-grade coffee and 201,197 kilograms of AB-grade coffee.

The chairman stated that the sale has attracted private marketing companies not affiliated with cooperatives or traditional buyers.

New Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (NKPCU) will present 2,772 bags, Meru Coffee 1,352 bags, Kinya Coffee 871 bags, Alliance Berries  788 bags, Kipkelion (259 bags), Mt. Elgon (263 bags), and United Eastern (264 bags).

The Chairman anticipated a bustling auction, with over 10,000 bags of coffee expected to be traded, thanks to ongoing mobilization efforts.

He highlighted the importance of engaging more coffee buyers to support local farmers.

By Viola Chepkemoi

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