|View of Mt Kenya from Ndurutu Village|
36 months, 992 Farmers, 93 Tonnes of Green beans shipped to Germany and an amazing load of coffee friends and family. This is the story of Kedovo Coffee Project. This is the story of a continuous journey of the coffee producing community of the Abedare Mountains selling their coffee directly to Germany.
|Coffee drying at Thageini Wet Mill|
What coffee producers have needed is a reliable market that offers a good, steady price for coffee beans.The Kedovo Coffee Project has done more than just to improve trade relationships and access to International market. We have continued to ensure that part of our revenue is returned to these coffee farming communities to support social development projects. A total of 8,785 farming families have directly benefited from these services.
|Farmers from Kedovo Coffee Project|
|A Kedovo Coffee farmer enjoying a cup of Kenia Ndurutu roasted by One Take Coffee from Hamburg|
The main harvest is coming to an end, we have had delays and problems this season. The rains didn’t come on time. Coffee from most of the farms was affected by Leaf rust. My father lost most of his harvest, he is a sad man.This year’s problems feel even larger than the last. But I have hope and comfort……
|Picking of the last cherries from the fields|
|My mother hand selecting ripe cherries|
|Zackie holding discussions with a group of coffee farmers|
|Farmer's field day, learning all about cupping and what a roaster looks for in a coffee|
The work of KEDOVO Coffee Project is to avail coffee from these communities directly in Europe and connect foreign roasters with these farmers in order to forge long term partnerships for both parties. We continue promoting and ensuring Transparency in the way Kenyan coffee is traded. Farmers need to know what happens to their coffee once its sold to importers and roasters.
|Yes we can do this!!!|
The Project on Installation of Solar Power Systems for families of Ndurutu Wet Mill has been progressing as planned and we have managed to Install Solar systems for 12 families so far. The target for this project is to cover 50 farmers.
|supporting a Kedovo Coffee Farmer with a solar system|
We know and believe that the livelihoods of these communities will only be changed if coffee farming is economically sustainable. We continue supporting sustainable coffee farming practices that respects the crop, the soil and the farmers. We supported Ndurutu Wet Mill with Inputs such as Protective farming gear and Fertilizers. This is the only way we can continue planting seeds for a better future.
|Zackie & Joseph ensuring nothing is left to chance|
|Caro our coffee soldier, thanking on of the farmer's for his dedication in coffee farming|
|Nicole handing over protective clothing to the Chairman of Ndurutu Wet Mill|
|support of inputs- fertilizers to improve soil nutrients|
|Karl Heinz helping a farmer load a bag of Fertilizer at Ndurutu wet mill|
The renovation of Ndurutu Primary school phase two started in December 2016 to finish up the remaining classrooms.
|beginning of second phase of renovations|
|renovated part -phase two|
|Non renovated class- Phase two|
|renovated classes-phase two|
|Zackie of Kedovo showing off the plans for the new adminstration block to chairman of PTA and the Local government authorities|
|communities for each other|
|construction of modern Adminstration Block for Ndurutu Primary underway|
To continue supporting these communities we have on offer Green coffee (Rohkaffee) from Ndurutu Wet Mill & Thageini Wet Mill F.O.T Bremen or Hamburg, transport within Germany & the EU arrangable at a cost. Please contact Soni Schneidewind or NicoleBoedtger for information on samples, prices and contract.
For roasted Chania coffee kindly purchase from our Online Shop or visit our offices in Kaltenkirchen. Visit the shop & Cafe 'Ein Welt Laden' located at the VHS in Kaltenkirchen , am Kretemoor 40, or pass by at our stand at the Kaltenkirchener Wochenmark every Saturday from 07:00 hrs to 12 noon.