Coffee Auctions in Tanzania started way back in 1950s at KNCU Building Kibo Hall.
Coffee commercial production started by Estates and then local farmers who later formed the Primary Societies (RPCs)
The Auctions were later run by the Tanganyika Coffee Board, which after independence was converted unto Coffee Authority of Tanzania, then Tanzania Coffee Marketing Board and today Tanzania Coffee Board.
The Board creates a platform whereby the suppliers can sell their coffee to buyers. Only registered and licensed dealers are allowed to participate in the auction. Exporters receives samples of the coffee two weeks before auction to enable them analyze the quality. The samples represent the consignment of coffee in the warehouse in the production regions