The couple has been growing coffee on their 4-acre farm since 1988. In that time they had six children ranging in age from 22 to their youngest, a girl named Confidence. As her parents speak, she playfully peaks around a corner and scurries off giggling when she’s discovered.
Nafuna and Wadamba say coffee is the only source of income for their household and the school. But things haven’t been easy lately. They’ve been dealing with a fungal coffee tree disease that turns the branches of their trees brown and kills the cherries that contain coffee beans. The loss of even one tree is painful for small-scale coffee farmers because coffee trees can take three to five years to produce cherries they can sell.
But because they earn a strong up-front price for their beans by growing for LWR Farmers Market Coffee, they have been able to take steps to treat their trees organically to continue producing the high-quality coffee you love.