Give Away For Change. We absorb the cost and give it directly to Kabum.
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Kabum is a different kind of coffee company. We’re born entirely of altruistic, humanitarian interests with one goal in mind: to make as much money as possible for the people of Uganda by allowing them to bypass typical middlemen and sell their coffee direct to buyers on the world market. By doing that, they’re able to sustain themselves and begin turning their country and their economy in a different direction — much like is happening right now in neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.
SECOND ONLY TO OIL.
Because coffee is such a huge commodity (#2 behind oil on the world market), it has the potential to bring tremendous wealth. And exploitation. As a result, countless farmers and growers in emerging cultures have been exploited over the years. That quickly became clear to our founders back in 2003 when we first ventured to Uganda to help drill a well that would provide clean drinking water to the community of Kapchorwa. So we’ve established relationships with a group of 70 lead farmers who now form the core membership of the Kabum co-op (some of whom each represent up to 15-30 farmers). These farmers are the first of many who will pay off micro-loans for their land and infrastructure within five to seven years.
DOING THE RIGHT THING NEVER TASTED BETTER.
Of course, that’s all well and good. But without a product that people outside Uganda really want to buy, we’d be just another well-intentioned, cause-oriented company. Which is why part of our mission is also to produce some of the world’s best tasting coffee. And we’re succeeding. Thanks to the perfect mix altitude and latitude our farmers enjoy on the western slopes of Mt. Elgon. Those ideal growing conditions, coupled with their hard work, mean fueling change isn’t about our customers sacrificing. It’s about them enjoying a better cup of coffee.