Price of a Cup of Coffee in Nairobi Compared to Other Global Cities

By Soko Directory Team / Published June 20, 2018 | 10:57 am





The average price for a cup of coffee in Nairobi is 120 shillings for single, 200 shillings for double and 230 for a triple.

There are a number of coffee joints in Kenya and the most popular ones in Nairobi included Java House, ArtCaffe, Cafe deli, The Bronze Roof Café, Pete’s Café & Burrito Haven, Four Café Bistro, Gibson’s Coffee House, Kaldi’s Coffee House, Urban Grind Coffee & Grill, The Mug, Jade Coffee & Tea House among many more.

Coffee consumption in Kenya has been increasing in the recent years as more Kenyans appreciate the entry of more coffee houses in the local coffee retail business.

The growth of domestic coffee consumption and of local coffee retailers could provide the impulse to revitalize Africa’s coffee sector and overcome its perennial problems.

These include weak and inefficient agricultural value chains, high production costs and the lack of a domestic market for the final product, all of which prevent African producers from extracting the full value from coffee and instead of exporting the bulk raw to world markets.

Despite the situation, the region’s contribution to global coffee production is modest and it produces some of the world’s finest coffee beans.

For instance, Kenya’s fine Arabica beans grown at high elevation near Mount Kenya are prized by coffee connoisseurs.

What is the price for a cup of coffee in other countries? Let us have a look as per a research by the Spectator Index

Doha: $6.4                     Zurich: $4.9               Shanghai: 4.6

Moscow: $4.3                Seoul: $4.1                  Paris: $4.1

London: $3.8                  Tokyo: $3.4               Berlin: $3.1

New York: $3.1                 Riyadh: $3.                Mexico: $2.5

Lagos: $0.6                           Rio: 1.7

However, with the exception of Ethiopia, Africans drink very little coffee. As a historical cash crop, coffee has been grown for export while many African producers, notably Kenya and Uganda, have predominant tea-drinking cultures. This has meant low coffee consumption in Africa, although this is changing.

Kenya has a strong tea-drinking culture, but in 2017 coffee consumption rose by 19 percent driven by the middle class.

Coffee houses have turned out to be trendy in the recent day, they have also been turned into social and meeting points for both the young and the old. These joints are where business meetings are carried out, interviews are also done here.

Kenyan coffee houses have come a long way and make up some of the best, most impressive meeting points for business and pleasure alike.




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