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Mirembe Kawomera Coffee (2005 - 2019)

TI sold coffee from a Jewish, Christian and Muslim owned and operated cooperative in Uganda for many years.  At this time, the Jewish/Christian/Muslim coop in Uganda is no longer managing the coffee crop and production of the coffee. This means the business is no longer focused on helping to bring income to local farmers, and fostering peace between religious factions. The Tifereth Israel Social Action Committee is proud of TI's long relationship with the original farmers who built the coop, and wish them the best in their next efforts towards economic empowerment and social unity.

We regret that we will no longer be offering Abayudayan coffee to the TI community.

The coffee we offered was named Mirembe Kawomera, which means “Delicious Peace” in the Luganda language.  The coop began in 2003 when an Abayudayan coffee farmer named JJ Keki walked door to door asking Jewish, Christian, and Muslim neighbors to put aside old differences and join together, since their communities of 3rd and 4th generation farmers were all struggling to make a living from low local prices. With the assistance of US-based Kulanu, these farmers formed a cooperative to build lasting prosperity in their villages and to spread a message of peace throughout the world.

The TI Social Action Committee established a connection with Mirembe Kawomera and a percentage of all coffee sales from TI went toward sustaining the cooperative.  Contact Carolivia Herron at carolivia@gmail.com for more information.

Fri, October 18 2019 19 Tishrei 5780