We value your choice, so does mother nature
Iburu is a place in my village named after the serenity associated with the green rolling hills and a lush valley where springs originate from beautifully erected caves.
The term 'Iburu' connotes beauty in the existence of both the physical space and cultural alignments it has attracted. It evokes childhood memories of a serene landscape, a place that hosted a massive diversity of habitats, and a place which shaped my way of looking at the world. The village lies on the Eastern highlands of Mount Kenya, where a rare blend of cool climate and forest landscapes support some of the world's best Arabica coffee.
Would you like to gain or offer new skills to our coffee project?
If your answer is yes, then Ibúru would be a great opportunity for you. We would be delighted to hear from you and how you want to spend your time with us.
We are open to new ideas no matter if you are a student, have just finished school or already have work experience; together we can figure out which tasks are fitting your interests. You will have an opportunity to either contribute to our existing thematic areas or chart your own path. As a social enterprise, it is not even necessary to be in Kenya as you can support our growing community all over the globe.
These are some of the areas you can contribute to:
Bridge the gap
Share our story and help consumers worldwide to identify and obtain our shade-grown coffee.
Encourage farming practices that promote healthy ecosystems and preserve forests.
Conserve bird life
Help us to increase community participation by building capacity for bird identification and conservation.
Are you someone with ideas that are mutually beneficial to you and our project? We are open-minded.
Share your volunteer/internship experience to the world
Pia Martin, Albert-Ludwig University, Germany
We are basking in the morning sun, lovely birds singing in the trees above our heads, enjoying the result of a great farming work.
What could be better than aiming to be part of a fair world where people can enjoy the natural environment – that is not over-exploited but harvested with love and passion – and at the same time having delicious morning coffee?
I’m Pia Martin from Germany, a Master’s student in psychology at Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg.
My aim as a volunteer worker for Iburu Coffee in Kenya was to help the farmers to get a good price for their naturally produced and environmentally friendly product. At the same time I was supporting their kids by organizing social events in their village.
That feeling of being a big Iburu family is just what I fell in love with when I first came to Kenya in 2017 and has kept me motivated ever since.
Pia's stay with us
Pia Laura finished her internship on our coffee project in August, 2019. It has been an incredible six months on the farm with her!
During her stay, she has developed the project further, especially, the psycho-social support services which many farmers require yet have little or no access to. She also organized our monthly skating events and coffee painting activities for recreation and capacity building of our farmers’ children. This is besides documenting our work in short videos that we share on our pages.
Catch a coffee safari; from seedling to cup
Walking through our small farms where fruits and coffee scents blend
we invite you to discover the crop and authentic know-how that has offered many small holder coffee farmers a smile
The visit takes you through the growing and traditional processing of the coffee alongside a cultural experience of the Amerus
Join us for a recreational and instructive experience full of flavors, facilitated by knowledgeable farmers of the fine Arabica coffee
Our village is a paradise for nature lovers and gives you a great way to experience the outdoors.
Meeting the community, swimming in cool river pools, fishing in pristine mountain lakes and looking out over scenic vistas…
Visiting us can be a perfect way to reconnect with nature and enjoy a culture.
Enjoy solitude and adventure as you embark on a discovery journey deep into some of Kenya’s most stunning wild areas.
Mount Kenya and its magnificent beauty
Just a couple of miles from the coffee farm towers Mount Kenya.
It is Africa’s second tallest peak at 5199 meters above sea level and arguably the most beautiful in the continent.This stunning volcanic mountain rises from the Kenyan savanna and strides the equator, its flanks brutally carved by aeons of ancient glacial action.
The views atop it are spectacular. Sweeping U-shaped valleys radiate from the twin peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m) alongside craggy volcanic boulders, trickling creeks and crystal clear lakes.
The looming summit glaciers glisten in the high altitude sun and offer a beautiful backdrop in any direction.
Mount Kenya also hosts a massive variety of habitats that range from rolling heather-coated slopes, indigenous alpine flora, moss forest to dense bamboo and tropical rain forest that teem with flora.