Mr. Kimani, our pioneer partner farmer in Kenya, Kiambu county examines his bumper coffee harvest in the month of December 2016. Three – 3 months earlier, Connect Coffee Roasters engaged him on a 2 (two ) season partnership to improve coffee production. Being a small scale farmer of relatively an acre piece of land, challenges were many : Inadequate access to finance, insufficient farm inputs, poor post harvest practices & lack of access to market with better prices.
“ Coffee farming has generally improved and the harvest is much better than other years. I enjoy an increase in coffee yield by an average of 10KG per tree compared to 6 – 8 kg per tree harvested earlier . The support , lessons & experience from Connect coffee company was instrumental & has made me a better farmer . ” Mr. Kimani – Partner Farmer.
Mr. Kimani is empowered with agronomic skills in better coffee management, improved productivity realized from financial support in the purchase of farm manure & fertilizers while enjoying additional income from better sales .
At Connect Coffee we believe in value of connection. We engage, equip and grow with key stakeholders across coffee value chain starting from the farmers: Our support focuses on :
- Training programs.
- Support farm inputs/
- Upgrade pulping stationsto minimize post harvest damage.
- Purchase specialty coffee at premium prices.We hope to scale out the seed to cup project to more small holder coffee farmers.
Now you can order & enjoy Mr. Kimani single origin coffee from Kenya.