HOW WE GIVE BACK?
The two brothers who founded Twiga Coffee grew up in a Kenyan coffee plantation, so they intimately know more about coffee than most. They have traveled to 18 different countries, visiting 32 distinct farms, and have tried over 500 different coffee blends, a lifetime of experience that has left them with the knowledge of how to roast the premium beans that they source in order to brew the best cup of coffee. But this isn’t where their commitment to the world of great coffee ends, as here at Twiga Coffee we work hard to foster relationships.
We work hard to ethically source all of our beans from African farmers that grow their beans according to organic standards, ensuring that not only do our customers receive the best tasting cup of coffee that they can find but that the local communities are the ones seeing the profits from these coffee exports.
We proudly give back to Africa
In addition to working hard to ensure that all of our coffees are ethically sourced, we also continuously strive to give back to Africa, donating to a range of locally-focused endeavors. We currently have a standing relationship with a Kenyan-based school for the blind, as well as with a Nature conservancy that is focused on preserving local animal populations and plant life.
Our desire in giving back is to help these dramatically underserved communities, which often see large companies that come in, use all of the local resources and labor, and leave when there is nothing more for them to export around the world. These actions often leave these communities decimated, and often with no way to recover from these tactics.
Strong partnerships with the local communities
We strive to form partnerships with the local communities, from farmers to important community organizations, building a healthy working relationship that is based upon respect and trust. These farmers and local communities are taking great care to grow the high-quality, delicious coffee that we offer to our customers, and they take just as much care and effort to take care of the people that they employ.
The price coffee farmers get paid for coffee has gone up 30 percent in 2021. Coffee farmers needed the financing to maintain their plants and keep their workers busy during the pandemic just to be around to enjoy rising prices.
The foundation of economic well-being for small farmers who grow coffee is having the funding they need to stay in business to enjoy the rewards of their work when good times finally come to their industry.
Ethical and sustainable sourcing solutions
With this in mind, our buying policy is based in ethical, sustainable sourcing solutions, and we are always looking for more ways to give back to the communities that we work with. That is why here at Twiga Coffee, 10% of all sales are donated back to the communities that we work with, primarily to children’s foundations and environmental foundations, so that we can be sure that we are helping preserve the beauty and sustainability of these regions.