My name is Luisa Maria Marijani and I am happy to welcome you on my website.
Coffee is my great passion and my mission is to share high quality coffee from Eastern Africa with you.
Uhuru Coffee was founded to combine my two big passions in life: my love for coffee and my love for the African continent and its people.
I hold a BA and MA in African Studies from the Humboldt-University in Berlin and during my studies I have spent a lot of time in East Africa in the last six years.
During my time in Tanzania I got the chance to visit various coffee plantations and farms on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. After seeing the working and living conditions of the farmers I met there, I said to myself:
I want to engage myself in fair coffee trade in the future.
In 2012 I got in touch Muthoni Schneidewind (Chania Coffee) from Kenya who is now living in Germany. She initiated the NGO Kedovo e.V., a charity organization based in Germany and Kenya which imports coffee directly from the Nyeri Region in Central Kenya to Germany under fair conditions and guarantees the fair payment of the workers.
I tasted the delicious coffee and instantly became a big fan!
Good coffee for me is good taste combined with fair payment for the producers.
Thank you for supporting sustainable coffee cultivation in Kenya!