Fairer trade 2.0.

The coffee supply chain is long and complicated; full of people taking their cut of the farmer’s hard work. Paddy and Scott’s had a bold idea to cut out these middle-men and conglomerates; to shorten the distance between coffee grower and coffee drinker. In 2016 we took on our very own coffee farm in Meru, Kenya. Working together with the Muchomba family we have created a unique project to revolutionise how coffee is traded and give more back to the families working hard to grow our coffee.
It’s never been done before, but that’s never stopped us!
Join us for the coffee revolution!

Whether you're a home-drinker, running a café or a string of hotels; the story of your coffee matters. At Paddy and Scott's we've got the best story of all: A direct partnership with a family who have been growing coffee for generations.

In collaboration with the Muchomba family, the Meru Farm is now the second home of Paddy and Scott's. Here, not only do we grow some incredible coffee, but we are also investing in the farm infrastructure and working with local schools to ensure sustainable change for the coffee growing community,

Through these direct links we can ensure that every cup of coffee you drink is changing lives.

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Why the farm?

The only real way to help the coffee families and the wider community is to go straight to the source and pay more for the raw product. So we started a mission to cut out the middle men. No more greedy brokers, useless shipping agents or thieving conglomerates. We went straight to the farm itself.

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Where is it?

The farm is located 300 kilometres north of Nairobi in the shade of the eastern side of Mount Kenya. This is where we've worked with George Muchomba and his eldest son Isaac to create one of the finest coffee farms in the world; Time to get our hands dirty.

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What have we done?

We have built a model farm with shared facilities that can be used by local communities who rely on the coffee for their existence. We set out to empower the farmer and revolutionise how consumers interact with the people supplying their coffee. We set our goal and achieved it.

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Who owns it?

You do. This project relies on the continuous support from you, the real drivers of change. From a single tree to a whole row, we genuinely encourage our customers to visit the farm, plant your own tree and help harvest your coffee; get you hands dirty, break bread with the family. This is real CSR, be proud of it.


The Farm - Meru Kenya

The Muchomba Farm is the second home of Paddy & Scott's in Africa. Although trends come and go, Kenyan coffee is generally considered one of the finest coffees in the world. The farm is a little over 15 acres in size, consisting of approx 6,600 trees, each coffee cherry is picked by hand between April and July. During harvest the farm employs dozens of local workers who pick and carry the cherries to the pulping station on the farm. The parchment is then washed and sun dried on long drying tables. When the processing is complete the beans are shipped straight to the UK for roasting. Members can visit the farm during harvest and even pick the coffee from their own tree. Places are limited so be quick to book your slot.


Small acts, when multiplied by thousands of people, can change the world.
Howard Zinn, circa 1922

Ruiga School - Meru Kenya

Proceeds from the Meru Community Project are now extending far beyond our boundaries. The Ruiga Day Secondary School is located 6kms south of the farm with many of our farm workers' children in attendance. We soon realised the school needed serious investment: There was no running water, toilets or even glass in the windows. Whilst we were building the new pulping station it seemed only natural to extend this water supply to the school so we ran a 6.6 km water feed, installed new water storage tanks and built a new brick toilet block with washing facilities. However, our most exciting project was the creation of a model working farm on the school grounds to teach the children modern coffee farming methods. The proceeds from the sale of this coffee will provide additional places for parents who cannot afford to send their children to school.


Craft coffee with a purpose

The coffee for our Jerry Can bags is shipped straight to our roastery from Mombassa. You don't have to be a member of the farm to support the community project in Meru. Every purchase of Jerry Can coffee helps to support our work in the Meru Farm and Schools.
Sign up to become a member of the farm and you can get special access to member discounts and regular updates from the farm.
Well, even superheroes need perks, don't they?


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