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Mzuzu Golden Coffee
An exciting new initiative
Many of Scotland’s keyworkers enjoyed Mzuzu Golden Coffee during the months of lockdown and we have been asked where it can be bought in the UK.
An new initiative has been launched which will benefit not only the Mzuzu growers but our Foundation, too.
Fair Trade Scotland has imported 500 bags of coffee which will be sold through outlets including our UK sister charity Friends of the William Stewart Centre Malawi. Each bag contains 250g of coffee, a copy of the article Mzuzu Golden Coffee - Sunshine in a Cup which tells the story of the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union and their coffee, and our new trifold brochure which shows some of the work of the Foundation.
The bags retail at £10 + p&p. £2 from each bag will be donated to the Foundation to buy fruit tree saplings for Foundation Fruits - our orchard which will be under way in the New Year as the next part of our farming project. The bags of coffee are available from our UK sister charity’s facebook shop or by getting in touch with us via our contact form.
This initiative is planting a sustainable future through a Fair Trade partnership.
Update - December 2020
Finally, our consignment of coffee arrived. Sarah has made up beautiful little 100g bags as tasters which sell for £5 + p&p. Coffee At the Wilsons, a coffee house in Blanefield, West Stirlingshire, asked for 10 bags which sold out quickly, as did the second and at the time of this update a third basket is being made up.
We will shortly be announcing another very exciting Mzuzu Golden Coffee initiative – watch this space!
Realising that promotional and fundraising activities would be curtailed this year, the SCIO trustees organised for a consignment of coffee to be sent from Malawi for sale, to raise funds differently from what was originally envisaged. However, we were a day too late; Malawian freight locked down and the consignment was stuck in Africa.
All was not lost, however, as Mary explains here and many keyworkers in the UK were able to enjoy a cup of coffee roasted and ground in Malawi, and at the same time our feeding programme was able to continue.