Coffee centre established in Nairobi
21 July 2014, 17:46
Nairobi - Buhler Group, a global leader in food
processing and optical sorting solutions, has invested in a purpose-built
customer service facility in Nairobi.
It has thus reinforced its dedicated portfolio of customer-focused optical
sorting technologies for the coffee industry.
Bühler Group said it was acting in direct response to increasingly
challenging operating conditions faced by coffee processors in the continent.
In a statement, Buhler Group said with the price for coffee falling globally,
there is greater pressure on coffee processors to extract an improved yield
from the incoming coffee beans.
Many are turning to additional hand picking, in order to achieve the quality
necessary to meet export standards, or investing in alternative low-cost
However such measures cannot consistently meet the ever stringent demands of
“In today’s margin-squeezed coffee sector, time is money and hand picking
represents a further limitation to productivity,” said Bühler Global Product
Manager, Jose Rubens.
Additionally, Bühler has established a new regional Centre of Excellence in
This state-of-the-art facility, together with an expanding hub, located in
Togo, West Africa, brings Buhler’s 150 years of expertise and coffee sorting
know-how to the key African coffee producing regions.
Providing training, as well as sales and service support to its customers in
the region, the 1800 square metre centre will also allow coffee producers the
opportunity to witness first-hand sorting demonstrations of their green coffee