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Back in 2015, staff and pupils from Hull Collegiate School visited Uganda to volunteer at two schools in the South West region of the country. They were inspired to make a difference there and to continue their work in helping the schools once they returned home.

Safi Coffee was born and recently celebrated its launch at Hull Collegiate School, including a special visit from Uganda’s The Honourable Reverend Dr Hamlet, an award-winning social entrepreneur and former politician.

Lincoln and York are proud to support this incredible initiative by storing, roasting and packaging the beans for Safi Coffee. Together with Hull Collegiate we’re helping to raise vital funds to educate children in Uganda, as well as sustain jobs for the hard-working farmers dedicated to the growth and cultivation of these beans.

James Sweeting, our Managing Director, had the following to say:

“We recently made the decision to double our donation as well as all of the original costs incurred. We’re extremely proud to support such a remarkable initiative and look forward to our continued work alongside Hull Collegiate School, raising these vital funds to educate children in Uganda whilst satisfying the tastes of customers with a truly unique coffee.”

Chris Wainman, Assistant Head teacher at Hull Collegiate School, said:

“Safi Coffee is the most inspiring school project ever. Lincoln & York roast, grind and pack our coffee for us and provide bespoke Barista training to our team of pupils. They are also on hand to answer all of our coffee questions and queries. The endorsement and support of Lincoln & York has given our pupils great confidence and security when talking to customers about Safi Coffee.

“Lincoln & York have supported our cause and since our launch night in September, they have reimbursed all of our costs so far and then matched the same amount! This has really helped our team towards achieving our goals and sponsoring more children to attend school in Uganda.”

To try Safi Coffee for yourself and learn more about the great work they’re doing, please visit www.saficoffee.co.uk


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