Felsted School’s pupil charity team have been busy making local connections as they partner with the new shop ‘Rumblebees’ to sell delicious Ugandan Safi Coffee.
Rumblebees is a new independent Coffee, Music and Bookshop which officially opened its doors last Saturday 29 May in Felsted Village. Its owners, Trevor and Jane Beeston have kindly agreed to serve and sell Safi Coffee after blind tasting a number of different products and voting Safi as a keen favourite.
Safi Coffee is a partnership between Felsted School, Hull Collegiate School, Highgate School in the U.K. and Great Lakes High School in Uganda. Through links with Teach Uganda, one of Felsted’s core charities, the school teams discovered that the coffee grown in the South West Region of the country is one of the best tasting coffees in the world. All profits from the sale of Safi Coffee go directly to the education of young people in the Kanungu region, aiming to break the cycle of poverty for many young people. A pupil led, Community Interest Company, Safi Coffee seeks to pioneer entrepreneurship, develop international friendships and sponsor education in Uganda.
Felstedians visit Uganda every two years, teaching in schools and working in the community where they tend to their coffee plantation. It costs just £180 to fund a child to attend school for a full year including accommodation, food, water and healthcare.
With deep connections to the community, Rumblebees opens a new chapter in the heart of Felsted Village. “This property has helped serve the community in many different ways for over 400 years,” says Trevor. “Now we are excited to bring our passion for great music, bestselling books and delicious coffee and support this fantastic initiative.”
Felsted School’s Safi Ambassadors delivered the first batch of coffee to Rumblebees before their grand opening and are looking forward to returning to enjoy the music, books and locally made cakes.