From Kenya to Nigeria with love, cup of coffee

Some coffee products from Kaldi Africa. Dr Nasra Ali, Kaldi’s proprietor, has managed to introduce freshly brewed Kenyan coffee to Nigeria. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Dr Nasra has introduced freshly brewed coffee in lagos.
  • Having grown up exposed to coffee farms and the business of coffee chain shops from relatives later on in life, she realised there was a gap in the market that needed filling.
  • Kaldi Africa is a joint Nigerian–Kenyan enterprise seeking to serve freshly roasted coffee, tea and cocoa. Raw coffee beans are sourced from Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria, even though the latter produces a very small quota for production.
  • Kaldi not only sells branded coffee, cocoa and tea but is also involved in training barristers from other hotels and coffee shops within Lagos.

About 50 management executives are gathered in a small warehouse in Illupeju, one of Lagos’ industrial estates to learn about entrepreneurship.

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