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How Kenya Is Becoming A Nation Of Coffee Drinkers


Across the world, the first thing many people reach for in the morning—after hitting the snooze button on their alarm clock, perhaps—is a hot cup of coffee. The caffeinated beverage, which has long been popular in countries where coffee plants are indigenous, has become deeply ingrained in our daily rituals, energizing us for the day ahead. But in Kenya, despite a long-standing tradition of growing coffee for export, this wasn’t always the case. Kenyans have traditionally favored tea, likely a remnant of British colonization, but coffee has been present in the country since the late 1800s, when colonial settlers moved closer to the city of Nairobi, bringing large coffee estates with them.

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