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.