Kyaffe Coffee Briquette

Renewable energy briquettes from waste coffee husks
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Waste Management Kampala, Uganda

Kyaffe trains women smallholder coffee farmers to produce renewable energy briquettes from waste coffee husks. The enterprise is implemented by the women themselves with backing from Kyaffe Farmers Coffee as well as support from the Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURAD) for mentoring and training.

Product sales help women boost their household incomes in addition to providing long-lasting, cleaner and environmentally-friendly alternative to firewood and charcoal.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Kyaffe trains women smallholder coffee farmers to produce renewable energy briquettes from waste coffee husks.
  • Providing direct employment and income to more than 200 women producing 500kg of briquettes quarterly.
  • Training more than 2,000 women across six coffee growing districts in the country.
  • Helping women supplement annual household income by an additional $1,068.
  • Lowering carbon emissions of the coffee industry and preventing deforestation.
  • Substituting use of firewood and charcoal with renewable fuel that is longer lasting, cleaner and more affordable for households.



  • Generating up to $213,000 in sales revenue through sales of 4,000 tonnes of briquettes per year.
  • Earning women who work as direct retailers an additional $89 per month.
  • Lowering unemployment and empowering women in rural communities.


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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Stop Hunger provides financial sponsorship for briquette-making training in ten coffee growing districts in Uganda.


 

Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURAD) is an agribusiness incubator that provides mentoring, capacity building and location to sell the briquettes.

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