Many of the farmers in the Aranga Coffee Group are replacing their old trees with new trees. The new trees they are planting are a special new variety developed by TACRI, Tanzania coffee research institute. These trees are developed for our area and are more resistant against plant diseases than the old trees. This is very good for the farmers so they don’t need to use any artificial pesticides on the trees anymore. This is not only cheaper for the farmers, but it also makes it much easier for them to work with organic farming.
Because of these new trees, we have a lot of coffee wood available, and this has resulted in our brand new coffee wood collection. We have coffee spoons, sugar spoons and coasters, all carefully made by hand by local woodworkers here in Tanzania. To make sure they will be food save, we have made our own wood polish from beeswax and sunflower oil. The beeswax comes from one of the coffee farmers' beehives.
If you're interested in buying some of these products, please visit our web-shop. The coasters is not available in the web-shop yet, but just write to us and we can help you get them anyway.