How much is the farmer paid | Gichathaini
Do you ever ask your barista how much the farmer gets paid?
Gikanda manager Timothy Njogu and dry mill manager Gilson Wamae
22.09.2023Klaus Thomsen

To acknowledge the outstanding quality in the cup, we have chosen to pay 179% above the market price for the coffee from Gichathaini. 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 Gichathaini
Gichathaini was the very first coffee factory that we visited in Kenya in the spring of when we founded the Coffee Collective. We’ve bought from the wet mill before, but it’s been a few years since last time. 

Together with Kangocho factory it’s part of Gikanda society - one of the most reknowned and best run cooperatives in Kenya. 1.850 members deliver coffee to Gichathaini, and they have their own nursery at the wet mill where farmers can get young seedlings of SL28, SL34 and Batian.

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 Gikanda society. This is the price we paid above the market price. Therefore, they received $5.87 per pound for this harvest.


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