Dunn Bros Coffee Kenya Project

Kenya Travel Blog

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Dunn Bros Coffee has partnered with the World Bank and Deloitte Consulting to improve coffee farming in Kenya. 

In 2008, Dunn Bros Coffee CEO Chris Eilers and coffee buyer Scott Kee visited the Gakurari Factory in the Gatanga region of Kenya and found a coffee washing station in disrepair.  The outmoded machinery ran on an expensive and inefficient diesel motor resulting in poorly washed coffee that debased the quality and the price which farmers could gross for their crop. 

In partnership with the World Bank and Deloitte Consulting, a new Aquapulper went into effect on October 27th, 2009.   This Aquapulper runs on cleaner electric power and affords more efficient processing and cleaner coffee beans; all while using less than 2 percent of the water used by the old machine. 

Dunn Bros Coffee customers appreciate the company’s dedication to this project, and Dunn Bros Coffee has committed to invest in these projects in the future.  A portion of the profits from Gatanga region coffee purchased at Dunn Bros Coffee shops helped pay for the new Aquapulper and will support future sustainability projects.   

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos and other digital media of the trip to Kenya and the new Aquapulper are available from Dunn Bros Coffee.  Company executives are also available to speak about the project. 

 

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