In Kenya, Women provide 90% of labor on the coffee farm, but because they own less than 1% of the land, they mostly go uncompensated. As a third generation coffee farmer, I wanted to change that.

Kahawa 1893 gives back to women and females in Kenya who grow their coffee beans. They are a black women owned business with a social cause. Many other online, back owned food companies are out there, and find black owned small business food companies with online sales.

Kenyan coffee is the world’s most celebrated coffee for its rich flavor and distinctive taste. The coffee is grown at high altitudes in rich volcanic soil and farmers handpick only the ripest coffee cherries. It’s then carefully processed to reveal a sweet and clean balanced flavor. There is no other coffee quite like it. We source directly from women farmers and roast in California.

As a third-generation farmer, it’s my pleasure to share with you this delicious kahawa that’s been cultivated in Kenya since 1893.

Third-generation coffee farmer Margaret Nyamumbo started Kahawa 1893 to provide economic opportunities for women in Kenya who provide the majority of labor on coffee farms yet mostly go uncompensated because they don’t own the land.
By working directly with farmers, empowering women, and committing to transparency, Kahawa 1893 hopes to share the wealth. That’s a cup of coffee we can all feel good drinkin.

A quick update from Kahawa 1893. This week, Kahawa women to share the tips that you have all graciously contributed. 100% of all tips go back to these women who provide most of the labor in coffee. And we match all tips to double the impact.

With the slowdown in economic activity this year, the tips have provided much needed support.

We make it very easy to support producers by providing a QR code that you can scan and tip directly. Or you can find the payment link here: We accept Bitcoin as well. Thank you!

We love sharing our coffee (kahawa) with new friends and communities. These are some of the offices that have enjoyed Kahawa and supported our mission of empowering women through coffee. If you would like to bring Kahawa 1893 into your space please reach out to us with a request to

1 Review for Kahawa 1893 – Coffee from Kenya


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Lovely coffee & fast delivery

4.0/ 5

The coffee is finely ground for my espresso machine. Good flavor with dark notes. Quick delivery – less than a week! Thank you!

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