Kenya Vava Kenya Vava
Kenya Vava from £9.95
Vava Coffee is a Certified B-Corp with a social enterprise business model that has a network of coffee producers in different regions of East Africa. Vava coffee exports, roasts and consults on coffee value chains, the company aims to contribute to better future prospects for coffee communities   and the industry as a whole. We are geared towards sustainable livelihoods for the people and communities we work with. Our vision is to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the Coffee industry. Located in the picturesque Kajiado county inhabited by the calm yet courageous Maasai community, we work in this atypical coffee growing region to influence and transform communities by providing economic empowerment opportunities using coffee - we do this through trade, education and capacity building with a sharp focus on elevating the opportunities for women and girls in these communities. Kutere factory is one of two wet mills under Kikai Co-operative society in Western Kenya. The factory is located in the Namwela division on the southern slopes of Mount Elgon and lying and the Kenya-Uganda border. The Coop is managed by an elected board of 9 members.Currently, the co-op has 12 permanent members of staff who are headed by a Secretary Manager. The Secretary Manager oversees the day to day running of the co-op under the supervision of the board. The 2 wet mills in the co-op have a membership of 2333  farmers. The farmers have also diversified into dairy farming setting up a milk cooling plant as well as biogas installation on some farms. This coffee scores 87.5 on the SCA rating and offers a truly beautiful coffee. Crisp, with medium- high citric acidity and medium-light body. This would make an amazing filter! Lots of fruity and floral notes, very jasminy when hot, more red and yellow flowers when cooled down. Also citrusy, lime and lemon mostly, with lingering refreshing finish.  
Colombia Igualdad Mujeres Hombres (Women Producers) Colombia Igualdad Mujeres Hombres (Women Producers)
Colombia Igualdad Mujeres Hombres (Women Producers) from £9.50
This is a Women Produced washed coffee from Colombia. Given the different social and cultural dynamics in the rural areas of Colombia, women have faced multiple barriers to positions of leadership in their own communities and family businesses. In spite of this, women’s work is essential to the sustainability of the coffee supply chain, and though this is commonly understood, many women struggle immensely to achieve management roles, or appreciation for their efforts. The women’s group IMH (Igualdad Mujeres Hombres) is an initiative of rural women who are committed to learning all that entails to produce high-quality speciality coffee. The group are focused on processing techniques, from picking to drying, with the goal of improving flavour for sale into the specialty market. Igualdad Mujeres Hombres hosts workshops and exchanges between both male and female coffee producers. The goal is to enhance productivity in the long term, encouraging respectful dynamics between men and women in these rural areas of Colombia. Their farms are located near the Tatama national park in the north-west of Risaralda, which provides a unique micro-climate for high-quality coffee production. Producers in the association are able to access the specialty supply chain, whilst simultaneously creating a respectful environment for women coffee producers. This washed coffee is grown at an altitude of 1600-1800 MASL and has a flavour profile starting with crisp red apple, through honey notes and finishing with a hint of chamomile.