Tembo Coffee Company

Tembo Coffee Company

Our newest processing center, Tembo Coffee Company, is located in the lush Southern Highlands of Mbeya, Tanzania. Curiously, even though this area produces over half of Tanzania’s Arabica coffee, investors consistently overlook it. But not Westrock. We’ve invested in a green grading facility to improve and classify the coffee before it’s exported. We’re also working closely with fertilizer companies to provide agronomy training and fertilizer to our farmer groups. Our sustainable, responsible business model gives farmers and our mill’s workforce opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Our 15 full time employees are paid a premium over the local labor market, and we also provide:

  • Healthcare for employees and their families
  • Daily meals
  • Contributions to employee pension funds (at 10 percent of salary)
  • Maximum work weeks of 45 hours
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Shower and sanitation facilities
  • High safety standards and working conditions