We’re making up for lost time by tucking into our late arrival Africa coffees.
One of the toughest things about the pandemic, even before it was called a “pandemic” was watching customers close their cafes, and closing our own, and delaying or even cancelling some green coffee contracts in the uncertain business environment. It was in those dark days that we postponed our Africa contracts – then reinstated them with gusto when life got half-way back to normal.
Perhaps having to wait for our Ethiopia and Kenya coffees has made them taste even sweeter. We loved our Kenya ’21 debut, Kiahia, it may have sold out but we have another hot on it’s heals next month. We are especially excited about this round of Kenya coffees, as more producers chose to take the plunge and process their coffees themselves we have more family produced coffee lots than ever, with our Shareback program providing funds for further farm and mill improvements, stay tuned for more info!
James Mugumo Munyiri is one of a growing number of family farmers choosing to make coffee a more sustainable business by processing their own coffee.
One of the most exciting results of the year is a return to some of our favourite producer partners in Tanzania, now that the coffee board has ruled to allow direct trading again, we are thrilled to be able to offer coffee from Haonga, Isende and Ilomba, these producers will also benefit from our shareback program.