The Regulations and compliance Department overall objective is to ensure adherence to the coffee standards, the industry code of practice and the Crops (Coffee) (General) Regulations 2019.


  1. Facilitate development and review of policy and regulatory framework for the coffee industry;
  2. Maintain register of all players in the industry
  3. Undertake registration and licensing of Coffee buyers, Warehouseman’s, Processed Coffee importers, Independent Cupping Centres and liquorers;
  4. Enforce compliance with the coffee industry standards and regulations through inspections and surveillance.  
  5. Undertake capacity building of county governments on licensing, coffee industry standards, and the industry code of practice;
  6. Ensure harmony within the coffee industry through arbitration of disputes.