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The Manager East Africa Cooperates with the 4C Secretariat in Bonn and other 4C Regional Offices and reports to the Director Sustainability Innovations.
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Regional Manager Eastern Africa
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The Uganda Coffee Federation has announced the date and venue the 2013 Uganda Coffee Day as 3rd of October 2013 at the Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Developmental Institute (MUZARDI).
The 4th Edition of this highly popular exhibition and symposium will be themed Black Coffee Twig Borer: Surely Not Again: Production Recovery in the Balance, we must open the Battle Front”
For more information please contact UCF at Coffee House Plot 35 Jinja Road.
P.O.Box 21679, Kampala, Tel: 256-414 343692/667
Betty Namwagala: email@example.com
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AFCA seeks to Employ a Coffee Quality Officer
Based in Kampala, key Duties and Responsibilities of the officer will be;
Key Competencies and Qualifications
The successful applicant will be offered a 3 year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance. Interested and eligible candidates should apply to the Chief Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org stating salary expectation and attach a detailed CV and 3 referees at least one of who should be active in the coffee industry. Please indicate the job title in the subject line. Applications should reach us by 15th May 2013.
A) AFCA seeks to employ a Country Coordinator for Kenya
Duties and Responsibilities;
Key Competencies and Qualifications
The position will be based in Nairobi; the nature of appointment will be on a contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Interested and eligible candidates should apply to the Chief Executive Officer at email@example.com stating salary expectation and attach a detailed CV and 3 referees at least one of who should be active in the coffee industry. Please indicate country coordinator in the subject line. AFCA is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications should reach us by 15th May 2013.]]>
The competition attracted over 50 competitors from Kenya’s premier hotels, restaurants and coffee houses. They took part in the knock-out rounds and then the lucky 18 proceeded to Semi Finals at the Junction Atrium and eventually the best six made it to final stage.
The present Kenyan champion, Ms. Rhoda Wambui from Nairobi Serena Hotel retained the first position closely followed by a Mr. David Amutabi from Nairobi Java House, second runners-up was a Mr Eric Kimathi also from Nairobi Java House.
This year’s event was sponsored by Dormans Coffee limited, Nairobi Java House, Serena Hotels, Hilton Hotel, Sankara Hotel, Eka Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cafelatta Coffee shop, The Junction Mall, Morrico Imports-SA, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), Kenya Coffee Traders Association (KCTA), the event was steered by two international barista trainers and qualified WBC certified barista judges; Ms Claire Rwakatogoro from Uganda and Mr Alessandro Moricco from South Africa.
Source: C. Dorman Limited]]>
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The Beautiful High Place
Jungle estate was originally established by the European settlers in Kenya in the late 1920′s and named “Jungle Estate” because it was within a very dense indigenous bush. The farm has passed down two generations of European families and is currently owned by another family under the company name Keremara Limited. Keremara is the indigenous name (Kikuyu) for a “beautiful high place”.
Jungle estate specializes in production and primary processing of washed Arabica Coffee on 51 hectares (126 acres). Having been run by the same family since 1974, the farm has gained consistency in production and processing the distinctive Jungle coffee beans. Jungle coffee is selectively hand picked where only the ripe red cherry is harvested as it ripens. The cherry is then rigorously hand sorted at the wet mill to remove any undesirable cherry. The good cherry is then pre-washed, pulped and graded by density before fermentation to remove the slimy mucilage. Fermentation is monitored every thirty minutes until complete when the coffee is washed and graded again by density.
Drying of Jungle coffee takes place on raised tables drenched in the morning and evening sunlight. During the drying process, which takes two weeks, any undesirable bean is removed by hand. When dry, the coffee is stored in cool dry store before delivery to the millers for hulling, grading and marketing. Jungle coffee is sold at the Nairobi coffee Exchange between the months of January and May of each year under the brand name “Jungle”.
Cup Characteristics: A bright and winy acidity as expected from a high quality Kenya coffee, but also gives the consumer a sweet, tart, citrus, or orange taste as well
Keremara Limited – Reception
Cell Phone: +254 722 298643
Phone: +254 20 232 7059
P.O. Box 896-10100 Nyeri, Kenya
Cell Phone: +254 721630676
Phone: +254 20 232 7059]]>
Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In A Good African Story, Andrew Rugasira argues that trade has achieved what years of aid failed to deliver, and has provided a tantalising glimpse of what Africa could be. As he recounts the very personal story of his company and the challenges that he has faced – and overcome – as an African entrepreneur, Rugasira discusses the barriers that currently prevent fair and equal trade between Africa and the rest of the world.
Click here to read more on Andrew Rugasira in his interview with the Observer by Tim Adam - http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/feb/17/andrew-rugasira-interview-good-african-coffee]]>