ABOUT KAHAWA 1893: Kahawa 1893 is a specialty coffee company founded and run by Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer from Kenya. Kahawa means “coffee” in Swahili, the primary language spoken there. Margaret grew up on a coffee farm in Kisii, four hours from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
As a child, Margaret observed that women supply 90% of coffee production labor but often see little or no financial gain. She founded Kahawa 1893 to help empower the women that make coffee trade possible and share exquisite African beans with the world.
Kahawa 1893’s packaging contains a QR code. When scanned, customers can learn our relationships with farmers and support them by tipping. We match all tips dollar-for-dollar to double the impact.