Taste of Tanzania is a coffee charity run by students from Bridgnorth Endowed Sixth Form, with the sole aim of helping to support an education programme in Africa.
Umonga Secondary School in Dodoma, Tanzania is partnered with Bridgnorth Endowed and all profits from the social enterprise go towards lessons for its students.
By law, students in Tanzania must take all exams in English, their second, or sometimes third, language after Swahili.
The money raised by Taste of Tanzania provides extra English and Maths tuition, to help improve the life chances of many of their students, who can't afford a proper meal a day.
Our journey began four years ago, when The Little Coffee Bag Co. approached our school and introduced the concept of the coffee bag. The students were inspired and Taste of Tanzania was born.
We supply quality coffee that is not only delicious but also ethical. The rich, organic coffee beans are grown in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and the bags are individually wrapped to ensure freshness.
With financial backing from The Little Coffee Bag Co. and the school, the business has grown and become popular within the local community.
Since we started in 2014, we've successfully launched our coffee at Apley Farm Shop and expanded the range to include coffee beans and ground coffee.
We take our products to local food events, such as the Ludlow Food Festival, and endeavour to increase sales to enable the continued support of our friends at the Umonga Secondary School.