We are preparing a special Christmas offer for you this year – do not forget our fair-trade shop when you choose presents for your friend, employees or company partners. We offer direct trade presents with a story that please somebody and also support projects in Kenya.
What makes our Kenyan coffee and tea special?
Centrum Narovinu in cooperation with its partner, organization Mezi světy s. r. o. (Between the Worlds Ltd.), are currently the only suppliers of Kenyan coffee importing raw coffee beans and tea on the direct route from Kenya to the Czech Republic, without using middlemen and wholesalers. We pay attention to freshness and way of processing of Kenyan raw materials that go straight to Fair & Bio Organic Coffee Roasting Plant in Kostelec nad Labem. On the top of that this Czech fair trade roasting plant was the first one to employ workers with disabilities.
Kenyan coffee and tea are grown around Africa's second highest mountain "Mount Kenya", at an altitude of 1700 m. Thanks to the local climate and ideal growing conditions this coffee and tea are rightfully considered the highest quality products of it skind.
In Fair & Bio Organic Coffee Roasting Plant in Kostelec nad Labem the imported Kenyan coffee is roasted in three different ways: light, middle, dark.
And what kind of coffee should we drink, pure (one variety) or blend?
The answer is quite simple – have you ever seen an experienced winemaker to mix quality vintage wine and wine from carton? Purpose of coffee blending is not the desire to achieve „balanced“ flavour as often stated in leaflets. It is only marketing propaganda that hides the true intention – to reduce prices and increase revenues.
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This variety is highly susceptible to temperature changes, it grows at higher altitudes around 1300 – 1700 m and it is very sensitive, so the beans are harvested by hand. Farmers are waiting for the first harvest for 4 – 6 years. They are then rewarded by really good quality of coffee.
Robusta thrives at places where arabica would not grow. Plants are stonger and more resistant so the beans can be harvested by machines and the first harvest is possible after two years. The taste of coffee is neither interesting nor very good that is why it is roasted by using so called „Italian way“ which basically means that the beans are burned.
The original taste is replaced by the taste of burn which is the one we know from the most commercially used coffee brands.
Tea is bought from manufacturing Cooperative Ndima in Nyeri whose members are small farmers who are also suppliers of the tea leaves. The Cooperative is also a holder of Fair Trade certificate.
Wholesome effect of coffee and black tea for human body
The recommended maximum daily intake of coffee should be between 250 – 300 mg of
caffeine, ie. 3 – 5 cups. Coffee beans contain antioxidants which have positive effect on diabetes (type 2), act as a protection of the cardiovascular system, reduce the risk of stroke, increases the activity of the metabolism and hence contribute to weight loss and last but not least caffeic acid has chemopreventive effect. Thanks to caffeine there is a proven increases of dopamine in the brain, and thus drinking of coffee creates a feeling of happiness and satisfaction.
The optimal consumption of black tea is between 1 – 3 cups per day. Black tea also reduces the risk of heart diseases due to reduction of cholesterol in blood. Black tea gives us energy thanks to its higher amount of caffeine compared to other varieties of tea and as well as in case of coffee it was found that it contains anticancer substances.
100% of earnings will support the community center „Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island
Products from Kenya are delivered from first-hand manufacturers and growers directly to the above mentioned Coffee Roasting Plant and then straight to particular households. All earnings then fund the activities and running of the community centre „Island of Hope“ on Rusinga Island which takes care of orphans and children from poor families. Community centre provides them with basic education, health care and love.