Our Story


Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 08.28.42Taste of Tanzania is a coffee charity run by six young entrepreneurs, with the sole aim of improving African student’s education. The students are from Bridgnorth Endowed 6th Form and all profits go to their partner school, Umonga Secondary, in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Students in Tanzania, by law, must take all exams in English, their second (or sometimes third) language after Swahili. The money raised by Taste of Tanzania provides extra Maths and English lessons, thus improving the life chances of many of their students, who cannot afford a solid meal a day.

We produce quality coffee that is delicious and ethical, as the rich and organic coffee beans are grown at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the bags are individually wrapped to ensure freshness.

Our journey began 3 years ago when Carrie Bate, the owner of The Little Coffee Bag Co. approached our school and provided us with the concept of the coffee bag. Students were inspired, and Taste of Tanzania was born. With financial backing from the school and Carrie Bate herself, the business has expanded and become popular within the local community. Taste of Tanzania is unique in that it is a professional and reliable business, despite its small origin. Since 2014, we have launched our coffee at Apley Farm Shop and have introduced coffee beans and ground coffee. We hope that our relationship with Umonga Secondary School will continue to flourish.