A quick glance at super student Amanuel

Amanuel is one of our ‘4 A’s’ on this field trip: promising students helping us reach out to more and more smallholder farmers. Amanuel currently sits atop of his class at Jimma University and is on course to graduate with honours with in 2017. Amanuel currently lives with his wife and child in Jimma, close

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Moyee Impact Report 2016: Life's Unfair

Three years after introducing FairChain coffee to the world, we published our first annual ‘impact’ report. Provocatively titled Life is Unfair, the report doesn’t just recount our victories, but relishes our failures, too!  “Had we been a little bit less idealistic and naïve about challenging the coffee industry’s unfair ways, there would be no FairChain coffee today,” founder Guido van

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Mark's Field Trip: A Photographic Journey

Mark, Kauw, our Chief Impact Officer, recently toured a handful of our FairChain smallholders high up in the Kaffa region of Ethiopia. Many of his posts already populate these pages. He could write a book about his week, but instead we offer here a photographic overview of his journey at the peak of the new coffee harvest.    

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Moyee x Jimma University = progress

 As Mark travels to Moyee’s various Ethiopian smallholders, he continues to pick up a few friends along the way. On his most recent trip he brought four talented students from Jimma University’s agriculture department. Their names? Amanuel, Altaye, Abayneh and Abraham. Or, as Mark calls them, ‘Quadruple A Quality’. “All the farmers are pointing out

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Bihonegn Buys Himself a WakaWaka

 This is Mr. Bihonegn Adelaw, a 55-year smallholder on an incredibly beautiful farm near the Tega & Telu plantation in the Ethiopian highlands. A proud father of six, Bihonegn is very pleased with this year’s harvest, which is up on last year. His profits are up as well, in part because he sells a portion

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The 2016 Coffee Harvest has begun!!

This week Moyee impact officer Mark Kauw heads to Ethiopia to see how the 2016 harvest is taking shape. He’ll use the Tega & Tula farm as his home base from which he’ll visit numerous Moyee smallholders in the area – tiny farms tucked away in the Ethiopian rainforest. This is where we find some

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Meet Joost, our travelling barista

Some of you may already know Joost. He’s Moyee’s travelling barista, serving radically good coffee from the back of his hip van. But what you don’t know about Joost is that he’s an academic, too. When he heard about our Call the Farmer program he asked if he could pitch in. More than pitch in:

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Meet Farmer Bogale

Meet Mr. Bogale Gebre-Yesus. Not only is he the owner a very awesome name, but Bogale is also a very devoted coffee farmer. Name: Bogale Gebre-Yesus Location: Tega Size of property: 2 hectares Community role: Head Administrator Tega Like Zwedie, another partner smallholder recently profiled here, Bogale has a wife and seven children in the small highland village of Tega situated in the

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This is Zewdie

We’re scoring quality Arabica from little-known smallholders in Ethiopia. Like Zewdie. He’d like to say ‘hello’. Name: Zewdie Haile Location:   Tega Size of property: 2 hectares Community role:  Officer of Justice & Security Mr. Zewdie Haile is one of 99 smallholder coffee farmers Moyee cooperates with in Ethiopia. Like many smallholders, Zewdie lives in a small

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