How much is the farmer paid | Gakuyini
Do you ever ask your barista how much the farmer gets paid?
Thirikwa management team with Leon Kauna Njiru and the manager Rose
22.09.2023Klaus Thomsen

To acknowledge the outstanding quality in the cup, we have chosen to pay 94% above the market price for the coffee from Gakuyini. We call it a 'quality bonus' so you know the direct impact your coffee choice has on the farmer. Thank you for being a part of this rewarding journey.

We have laid out all the numbers for you in our Transparency Report

About Gakuyini
Gakuyini is a wet mill in the Thirikwa society located in the western part of the Kirinyaga region. The Thirikwa society only have that one mill but also 3 different collecting stations where 2.000 farmers deliver their coffee cherries. The farmers grow and pick coffee on their own Shambas, which are small family owned farms, where we find mostly SL28 and SL23 with some Ruiru11 and Batian varieties.

How much is the farmer paid? 
Coffee Collective trades directly with producers, ensuring that the payment goes into the right hands. When you purchase a bag of coffee you will know how much the producer is paid.

Coffee Collective price compared to the market price

Transparency in coffee prices
The graph above shows you the difference between the quality bonus and the ICO market price, as well as the Fairtrade price. Neither the market price nor Fairtrade clearly and transparently informs you about how much money actually reaches the farmers.

In contrast, the quality bonus provides you with a market comparison that is transparent.

The blue pillar represents the price that Coffee Collective paid directly to the Thirikwa society. This is the price we paid above the market price. Therefore they received $4.06 per pound for this harvest.


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