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Kahawa 1893

Kenya Kahawa 1893

Kahawa 1893 has an interesting story. They are both a producer in Kenya, and a roaster in San Francisco.  Margaret Nyamumbo, a Harvard Business grad, started the company as it exists today after leaving a Wall Street job.   She is a 3rd generation coffee producer, her grandfather having scored some seedlings to start their farm when he was a driver for the British colonial government.  "Kahawa" means coffee in Swahili, and 1893 is the year that was first commercially grown in Kenya.  A quick Google on Margaret will tell you that she's motivated to drive economic progress for her region, her gender, and the Afro-culture in general.   Kahawa 1893 has been in the news recently for becoming the first black-woman-owned product line to be sold at Trader Joe's.

They offer a unique direct connection to the farmers via "Tip the Farmers" button on their website, and a QR code to bring you to the same page printed on their bags.  This is a novel idea, as one of the traditional issues with bringing coffee to market is how many parties are involved between plant and beverage, each of which basically has some degree of opportunity to respect or disrespect those before them in the supply chain.  Leave it to a Harvard / Wall Street entrepreneur to jar the system in an novel way =)

Roaster: Kahawa 1893 (San Francisco)
Roast: Light (Agtron 64/65)
Notes: Berry, citrus
Country: Kenya
Producer: Kahawa 1893 (Margaret Nyamumbo, 3rd Generation)
Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Import/Dist: Kahawa 1893

Regular price $16.50 USD
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