My love of coffee is one that i do not take lightly. It has me hooked. I have to take a cuppa at the start of my morning. I take about 3 cups a day , but on a good day I take about 5.My mother grew up planting , pruning , picking and delivering coffee to coffee factories in the Central Kenya. My father comes from the tea zones. I wonder what is their love. Mmmhh. (Story for another day.)
The other day I was at a loss. Mama Martin , my cleaning lady dropped and broke my french press. What is it ?
French Press- a coffee pot containing a plunger made of fine mesh with which the grounds are pushed to the bottom when the coffee is ready to be poured.
“the coffee here comes in a French press”
Kenyan coffee is rated the best in the world. It is so good it is used to blend other coffees just to improve their quality.
Kenya produced 45,000 metric tonnes in 2015.According to government data, Germany is the largest market for Kenyan coffee, taking up 25 percent of all exports. Other key markets are U.S. and Canada, which jointly consume 16 percent while Belgium absorbs six percent of Kenya’s coffee.
Kenya consumes ONLY 5% of the coffee it produces.
I have been having coffee at people’s houses and cafes. My addiction has not been cured by the absence of it. In fact true to the words of ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’..William Shakespeare
My friend ; Wambui mentioned last week about a coffee walk. A tour at a coffee plantation to learn more about coffee. The growing of it, the harvesting, the selection , the processing and finally the drying. Oh, my favourite is the tasting.
Last week on Thursday ; September 29 was International Coffee Day.
According to Internet sages and the arbiters of faux holidays, September 29 is Coffee Day (also known as National Coffee Day or International Coffee Day).
The origins of this day of caffeinated celebration are largely unknown, but who needs an origin story to justify that second, third or fourth cup? ….CNN
In this regard I visited a coffee plantation that had a celebration dubbed #KahawaFestival