Item 13: An African Food Podcast
The Revolution Will Be Brewed with Margaret Nyamumbo
Margaret is the founder of Kahawa 1893 Coffee. She is a third generation coffee farmer from Kenya and grew up on a coffee farm immigrating to the USA. After earning her MBA from Harvard, she went on to work on Wall Street, where she rediscovered her passion for coffee. She founded Kahawa 1893 with a mission to close the gender gap in coffee. In Kenya, over 90% of labor in coffee comes from women. However, they aren't fairly compensated because they don't own the land. Margaret's coffee is roasted and distributed from San Francisco and the brand recently launched in Trader Joe's - the first black & woman-owned coffee brand to launch in the grocery chain.
Photo courtesy of Margaret Nyamumbo.
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