This morning I watched the sky get lighter over London rooftops – you could hardly call it a sunrise – with a cup of my prized “Zawadi” coffee. It is speciality AA grade coffee, considered some of the finest in the world. It has notes of milk chocolate and orange blossom. But most importantly, it was farmed exclusively by women. I brought the coffee more than 6,500 miles to London, from the heights of Kenya’s Nandi Hills. The altitude and steep inclines of Nandi County are mainly known for being the “cradle land of Kenyan running”, the birthplace of many Olympians including Pamela Jelimo, the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial The rich volcanic soils are also ideal for growing tea, with estates creating neat, lush and green vistas… Read full this story
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