Kenyan Coffee Voted the World’s Best
Kenya coffee beans have been voted the world’s highest rated coffee and espresso respectively this year. The just-released news by Coffeereview.com says Kenyan-sourced coffee beans dominated the 30 top position of the most expensive coffees sold. The country came at par with Ethiopia in seven brands. Close to eighty coffee samples from different coffee factories in Kenya made it to the top positions in a hotly contested quality race by leading coffee producers in the world such as Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, and closer home, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.


The coffee lots sampled included those from the Co-operative and plantation sectors of the industry. Co-operative societies from Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Embu, Machakos and Bungoma dominated the list, while large plantations such as Gibson’s, Ruera, Mchana, Kiaora, Gethumbwini and Kiu-River performed similarly well.

According to Coffee Review editor and lead taster Kenneth Davids, Kenyan brands were selected based on quality, value (reflected by most affordable price per pound) “and a ranking of other factors including distinctiveness and uniqueness of style, certifications such as fair trade or organic, and general rarity.” The most expensive coffee on the list sold at Sh10,440 ($120) per half a kilogramme.

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