In 2016 September, Connect Coffee officially opened its first branch in Nairobi, Kenya (Off riverside drive, Chiromo road at the River Front building) . Our main focus is to support local coffee farmers to improve on coffee production while ensuring consistent coffee quality experience by our customers. Below are some of the activities that have helped to advance our relationship with our partners farmers, customers and employees in 2016.
- Kiambu County
In our pilot program, we have partnered with one small scale farmer, Mr. Kimani in Kiambu county to enhance increased coffee quality & quantity. We help our partner farmer access finance for purchase of manure, train them on best farm practices and provide additional income above market prices.
Read the full story : Connect with farmers
PHOTOS FROM OUR PARTNER FARMER
Our Partner farmers preparing to prune coffee .
Photo courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters
The meal bug (In white) : One of the catastrophic pests affecting coffee farmers.
Connect Coffee supports partners farmers to control the pests through training on better
farm management practices. Photo courtesy : Connect Coffee
- Exposure of our baristas in our seed to cup process.
Keeping a motivated team that is valued, trusted, empowered & engaged is a fundamental part of Connect Coffee values. We have been on a mission of involving our baristas in our value chain process. This is meant to enhance their skills which are important in ensuring consistency in customer coffee experience.
Read the full story : Baristas Farm visit
PHOTOS FROM BARISTAS VISIT
First Barista Farm visit at Mr. Kimani farm ( Front row, sitted from the left) in
Gatundu, Kenya. Photo Courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters.
Harvesting coffee cherries : Late crop from mid November.
Photo Courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters.
Drying of harvested coffee by our partner farmer, Mr. Kimani ( In cap ) with our baristas.
Photo courtesy ; Connect Coffee Roasters
We have hosted a number of corporate events at our new site.
In October 2016, we hosted major corporate events. A good ambience with quality service is all that it takes to create a long term relationship with your clients. We got it all right by making it user friendly and spacious. Some of the corporate events that were hosted in our site include :
Read the full story : Connect with People
PHOTOS FROM ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT ( EO )
Enterpreneurship Organisation (EO) meeting in session at Connect Coffee Roasters.
Photo Courtesy : EO
Delegates during the Enterpreneurship Organisation meeting at Connect Coffee.
Photo Courtesy : Nirvana Media productions
Customer service at its best at Connect Coffee Roasters. 04/08/2016
Photo courtesy : Nirvana Media Production
PHOTOS FROM 1st BARISTA BREWING COMPETITION
Brewing setup : Kalita ( left ), Chemex (centre) and Espopress(right)
before the competition. Photo courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters.
Baristas during the brewing competition held at Connect Coffee Roasters, Nairobi.
Photo courtesy : Connect Coffee
The Winner of the 1st ever in-house barista (brewing) competition,
Mr. Charles Indakwa ( In apron ). Location : Connect Coffee Roasters.
Photo courtesy of Connect Coffee Roasters.
PHOTOS FROM KENYA ORIGIN VISIT
Speciality coffee guests from the USA & Kenya Coffee Directorate pose for a memoir photo.
Photo courtesy: Connect Coffee Roaasters
PHOTOS FROM DORMANS COMPETITION
Mr. Chris Hwang – Connect Coffee Director, (Front row – 2nd from right) among Judges at the
Dormans HQ, Nairobi Kenya.
We have undertaken Internship trainee program to enhance and promote skill development.
Currently Connect Coffee has 2 new interns being trained on our International standards.
PHOTOS FROM OUR INTERNS
One of the Interns ( Barista Bill Dale ) practising on extraction.
Photo Courtesy Connnect Coffee
Barista James, learning how to hand sort defect coffee from good quality coffee.
Photo courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters
We have introduced new products in our brand.
We are continually segmenting coffee as a product to meet the growing needs of our customers.
View our menu catalogue : Connect Coffee Menu
PHOTOS OF OUR NEW PRODUCTS
Cold brew coffee Romeo & Juliet Blend
Photo Courtesy : Connect Coffee Roasters
Many thanks to all those who supported Connect Coffee’s project in 2016 . Till we meet again in 2017, keep the good memories with
Connect Coffee Roasters. Happy holidays.