An eco-friendly coffee initiative: new dawn on the horizon for sustainable Omukwano coffee farming.
Building on the success of the Omukwano partnership between Caffè River and NUCAFE which has provided a number of life-changing opportunities, NUCAFE attracted a number of Danish partners aBi Group and NIRAS supported by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) that are further investing in building smallholder farmers’ resilience using the “Farmer Ownership Model” for empowerment in climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the coffee value chain.
With the social premium 2017/18 earned from coffee sold through NUCAFE to Caffè River, Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association built & granted a First Aid Health Center for the farmers in Madenge Village.
We are happy to tell three stories that document how the 2017/2018 Social Prize was used as part of the Omukwano project.
Kabonero Mountainous Coffee Growers Association located in Kabarole district, Kabonero Sub County is comprised of 601 coffee farmers of which 138 are women, 100 youths and 363 men who collectively work together and bulk their fair trade certified coffee as an association for higher coffee prices. The association day to day activities are led by the business manager Mr. Muthahinga Enosi a 26-year-old male who believes that the association is growing from when it started way back.
There has always been a saying that disability is not inability and right from a young age I have always thought of myself as a normal person who could accomplish anything that comes my way. Having been born from a coffee growing household I also went and studied more in agriculture and came back to see how best practice what I learned in school.
Hurricane Nate upsets coffee plantations in Tarrazú in Costa Rica
Thanks to the Closest Connection project, Caffè River has been able to intervene immediately with direct aid to the communities of local coffee farmers for the reconstruction of the destroyed schools.
Coffee has always been looked at as a man’s crop and has had limited engagement with the women. Despite the fact that women do a lot of work, they have benefited less from the crop and more work still needs to be done to empower the women farmers along the coffee value chain. Mariam Nandudu had been one of them for many years until she joined Bufumbo Organics Farmers Association.
Mabira Coffee Farmers Association is a member of NUCAFE established in 2008. It is located in Buikwe District (0.3144° N, 32.9888° E), Nkokonjeru Town Council with 1116 members, 894 men and 222 women in the Mabira forest catchment area to the north, Lake Victoria to the south and the source River Sezibwa which crosses through most of the district flowing northwards to join the River Nile.
Register now to the Latte Art/crash course #12 with Giuseppe Fiorini, 2016 Latte Art Italian Champion.
Register now to Brewing / crash course # 1 with Rubens Gardelli, Italian Brewing Champion of 2014 and 2015.
Register now to Latte Art / crash course #11 with Pietro Vannelli, Italian Latte Art Champion of 2015.
Register now to Latte Art / crash course #10 with the australian Caleb Tiger Cha, World Latte Art Champion on 2015!
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After the World Latte Art Champion, Christian Ullrich, it was the turn of the Vice World Latte Art Champion Chiara Bergonzi, who will be the teacher of Latte Art/crash course #8 sessions in Arezzo at Caffè River Training Centre, on days 11, 12 and 13 February 2015.
Caffè River will animate in Perugia on October 26, the final event of Eurochocolate 2014 and will dedicate exclusively to the Latte Art this event. Special guest from Germany, there will be Christian Ullrich, the Latte Art World Champion in 2014.
The Fidilio Barista Championship 2014, which Caffè River has given its support, it was a great event with a truly amazing impact among coffee lovers of the great Middle-Eastern country.
Caffè River was present with Alireza Eskandari, Mara Bruni, Francesco Guadagni and Giuseppe