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Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union Limited

We are a democratic and empowered Union of farmers. We produce our coffee with pride and care and we sell it with dignity and with knowledge and understanding of our markets and our customer needs


Our 3000 member farmers (25% women) have been growing coffee since early 1930s. The union comprises of 6 cooperatives: Misuku hill bordering Tanzania where over 50% of our coffee is produced at attitude of between 1700 to 2000m above sea level. Phoka Hills (attitude 1300 -2500m), Viphya hills (1200 – 1500m), Nkhatabay highlands overlooking Lake Malawi (altitude 1000 -2000m), South East Mzimba on the south of Viphya plateau (altitude 1200 to 1700m) and Ntchisi East (altitude of 1200-1800m)


“Our aim is that every smallholder coffee farmer achieves the following:


  • Decent Accommodation~iron roofed, floored Cement, plastered, Adequate ventilation

  • Food Security~ three decent meals a day

  • Adequate warmth~Decent clothing for the family, adequate beddings

  • Education~ send all children to decent schools”

We have but one question to ask in order to ascertain whether the coffee sector will build back better and achieve the SDG goals:


Who will benefit going forward from the vast profits generated only after the roasting stage, the farming communities themselves, or coffee companies in consumer countries?


NOT 1 BEAN of our coffee is ever roasted outside of the country in which it was grown.

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"This is the way to go. It is the real economic empowerment other than parroting and doing very little. We need to aim at realising a fair World for all than the privileged few. create wealth for the rural communities. Create employment for the rural communities. Reduce migration to cities through creation of rural employment. Provide equal opportunities to all.


This will make the World a better place for all."


Bernard B. Kaunda

Chief Executive Officer

Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union Limited


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