Coffee prices up 18pc as Nairobi auction resumes

NCE chief executive Daniel Mbithi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • A 50-kilogramme bag of the produce fetched Sh13,000 in the sale held on Tuesday, up from Sh11,000 fetched in the session before the auction broke for recess in June.
  • According to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE), there has been an improvement in the quality of beans as the short-term crop from Eastern Kenya starts getting to the market.

Coffee prices improved 18 per cent at the auction in the first sale since trading resumed after a one-month recess on account of quality beans.

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