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Good News to our Universities as CS Agriculture Rolls out Impressive Installations

It is expected that all public universities will build canteens in accordance with the plan formulated by the Agriculture Ministry. During the launching of the KU Cafe, Mr. Peter Munya declared that the Coffee Bureau plans to begin cafes in all colleges in the country. This measure aims to increase the consumption of coffee among Kenyans.

KU Cafe is the second cafe open at a public university. This extraordinary cafeteria was opened at Egerton University on Thursday, August 19. Mr. Omuhaka disclosed that private universities have opened two other cafes. These four were built in five years. One is operated by Nairobi Java Cafe at the United States African International University (USIU), while the other is managed by Rockburn Coffee Co. Ltd. at Strathmore University. The ministry's goal is to inaugurate four more cafes in universities in the next four years. By 2025, coffee consumption will increase from the current 3% to 7%.

The Cabinet Secretary said that the institution of the café has brought benefits to higher education institutions. Last year, the state presided over the use of yogurt and flavored milk products at the Dedan Kimathi University. The University has its brand of coffee, the DK University Coffee, and sells it in the local market. The CS challenged university professors and students to manufacture locally made coffee machines through coffee machine manufacturing, patent application, and reverse engineering.

The CS also disclosed that the Ministry has witnessed a landmark in the growth of Kenya's domestic coffee market. Total coffee production increased from 509 tons in 2009 to 1,577 tons in 2019. He applauded the Coffee Council for leading the advancement of the added value of the Kenyan coffee and coffee consumption in the country by active promotional activities. Mr. Munya added that coffee consumption boosts the manufacturing and food safety pillars of the government's Big four plans.

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