Our most ambitious project to date reviving the Arabica coffee production of the largest East African island. This 'megadiverse' origin, holds huge potential as a speciality producer however has lacked the stability and structure to reach its potential.
Partnering with a proof-of-concept estate, forward-thinking roasters, expert agricultural consultants and local farmers we have put wheels in motion to scale production of this extraordinary origin.
About Madagascan Arabica Coffee
Since the Bourbon varietal's introduction to Madagascar, production reached a peak of 2% of the worlds coffee output in the early 90s followed by a rapid decline due to lack of investment, infrastructure and political instability.
We've made it our mission to facilitate and drive the growth of this once-thriving speciality coffee producing origin. Transitioning from Robusta to Arabica production.
300 arabica coffee farmers
April - July Harvests
500-1000kg of arabica produced annually
31,000 tonnes of Robusta annually
Supporting Madagascar's only Arabica Coffee Estate
Working in partnership with the Zebu Coffee Estate we have committed to supporting them for the next 5-years buying their harvests at a price that covers the running costs of the estate. During this period we are mobilising agricultural consultants and working with the government to distribute seedlings and scale production of Arabica coffee.
We are working with Roasting partners to support this project in return for the first refusal on future coffee production with an improved price and quality.
Sustainable farming with transparent pricing.
Meaningful relationships with farmers
Anesie is a 60-year-old widow with 11 children, 3 boys and 8 girls.
The land she farms was inherited through her late husband from the ‘Kings of the past’. In total she has planted 606 coffee trees that in her most recent harvest yielded a total of 800kg of cherries that she brought to the Migoti Coffee station to be processed.
Rugembe Hill, Burundi
Masereka Obed is a father, husband, mentor, lead-farmer and the elder responsible for his cooperative. His farm is nestled in the mountains about 1200 m.a.s.l, however, he works much higher in conjunction with the buying centre coordinating collection of coffee from other farmers in his group.