A Friday for ISEBWE - Journal
November 2023 | Written by Sara Steele and We Effect
BUT. The way we’re moving as a high-consumption society needs to be addressed, and we as a company need to take responsibility for the way we sell. We don’t want to be a part of the Black Friday consumption craze, but we will however try to even out the scales by giving back instead. This year we will donate 15% of the order profit from Friday the 24th of November to Isebwe, a women-led coffee cooperative in Uganda. Our partner We Effect will facilitate the donation and make sure it goes to the right place and people.
What started off as a group of 30 farmers in 2017 has grown into a cooperative with over a thousand members, with more than half of the members being women. Isebwe Farmers and Marketing Cooperative Society is on a mission to enhance the production, process, and marketing of high-quality coffee for a profitable market. The organisation collectively sells the members’ coffee which makes each individual less vulnerable. The cooperative also offers training in farming methods and leadership, and the opportunity to get a financial loan which otherwise can be very difficult for a farmer to get from a bank.
"The cooperative has improved my way of living. I have constructed a good house and have been able to educate all of my children, get help if anyone in my family gets sick and buy medicine for my animals." - Josephine Tuhaise
/Lykke & We Effect 🌈
JOURNAL - The Uganda Project
An interview with our co-founders Lars Pilengrim & and Johan Wellander about Lykkes Farming Odyssey (WeEffect collaboration, social and societal impact, gender equality and our partner Lunar Coffee) at the foot of Mount Rwenzori, Uganda.
JOURNAL - Coffee Processes
There are several methods used to process coffee beans, each resulting in unique flavours and characteristics. Each process contributes to the final flavour profile of the coffee, making the world of coffee processing truly fascinating and diverse. Learn about these processing techniques: Washed, honey, semi-washed, natural or carbonic maceration.
JOURNAL - The Anatomy of a Coffee Cherry
Behind every cup of aromatic coffee lies a secret marvel of nature — the coffee cherry. This small, vibrant fruit is the very essence of the coffee experience, encapsulating flavour, aroma, and complexity in every delectable sip. Let’s dive into the fascinating anatomy of a coffee cherry and uncover the hidden wonders that make it the heart and soul of our beloved beverage.
JOURNAL - Varietes
There’s a diverse range of coffee species and cultivars available globally. Each variety offers unique characteristics that contribute to the overall flavour, aroma, and experience when enjoying a cup of coffee. There are hundreds of different species identified, but there are even more to be discovered!