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What are the factors favoring growing of coffee in Kenya?

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Factors favouring growing of coffee in Kenya are;

  • Moderate temperature/warm to hot conditions with temperature between 14-260C/300C
  • High rainfall well distributed throughout the year.
  • A dry sunny period for harvesting and drying a coffee beans.
  • Deep well drained fertile volcanic soils which is slightly acidic.
  • High attitudes 1500-2100m
  • Gently sloping /undulating landscape for mechanization and proper soil drainage.
  • Availability of labour for planting, weeding pruning and harvesting.
  • Availability of shade /shelter for directs sunlight and strong winds.
  • Availability of roads within growing areas for faster transportation to the factories.

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