The Nyoni CPU is one of five wet mills operated by Tutunze Kahawa Ltd (TKL) in the Ruvuma region and is located centrally in the Matengo highlands. Nyoni, together with TKL, is Tanzania’s first Rainforest Alliance Certified small-holder derived coffee.
As part of the Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT), all farmers delivering coffee to the Nyoni CPU receive training in coffee agronomy and the producer groups receive managerial support. The CPU is also operated to the highest environmental standards and in 2014 was among the first in the region to introduce water-recirculation as a means of increasing water efficiency.
Bean There Coffee Company began purchasing coffee from Nyoni CPU in 2013 and Jonathan visited the cooperative in November 2014.