Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer from Kenya, is the first Black entrepreneur to have her coffee brand sold in US grocery stores. Margaret, who holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School, founded Kahawa 1893 to get fair compensation for Kenyan women, who provide 90 percent of the labor in coffee but are mostly not paid for it. The name, Kahawa 1893, comes from the Swahili term for coffee and the year that coffee returned to Africa. The brand is now available in all 200 Trader Joe’s stores in California.

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