Rodds & Eden (R & E) consist of a team of professionals which are passionate about Kenyan coffee and with one key target to bring high quality, high-land grown, sustainably produced Kenyan coffee to the attention of lovers of a very good cup of the finest coffee. We are licensed to process, and trade in Kenyan coffee, inclusive Organic and Fair Trade coffees to any country and registered under the Law of Kenya as: Rodds & Eden Company Limited. We have an in-house Coffee Test Lab and a Qualified Liquorer and will sample green beans/roast and cup every sample to match the expectations of interested buyers and with strict adherence to PTO Quality & Availability.

History of Kenyan Coffee

Coffee was first planted in Kenya at Bura in Taita Hills in 1893 and thereafter, grown at Kibwezi, under irrigation in 1900, and at Kikuyu near Nairobi in 1904.

At that time, there was no statutory control, in terms of crop husbandry, production, processing, grading and marketing. The marketing of coffee was handled by individuals and through rudimentary institutions between 1900 and 1933. In the 1930's, following the Devonshire White Paper Report of 1923, the Colonial Government allowed controlled planting of coffee outside the European settled areas in Kisii and Meru in particular.


About Kenyan Coffee

Where is it Grown?

There are several excellent coffee-growing regions in Kenya. The best Kenya coffee comes from the high plateau regions of Mount Kenya, but there are also great plantations in the Bungoma and Nakuru areas.

Most of the coffee that comes from Kenya is grown on small farms, with the entire industry employing around 6 million people across the country. There are more than half a million individual coffee plantations and farms in Kenya.