Some good news out of coffee producing regions in Kenya this week.

In Kenya's coffee growing area of Komothai, record prices at auction have farmers dreaming of a better future and driving to improve their crop.

Record high commodity prices have rattled finance ministeries [sic] in the West, but poor growers see things differently — especially in Kenya where reforms now mean more profits trickle down to them.

“The climate has changed so much that there is no clear season any more when the flowering or the harvesting will take place,” said Muchomba. “Some estates are harvesting all the time.”


In case you missed it, check out Stumptown's latest video in Kenya and Counter Culture Coffee's web comic about the coffee market.