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    This is the second part of the [link=http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222013354]first FairCrack project[/link]
    (started a new thread so the two villages are not confused.)

    In the previous thread we exictedly announced the first project of purchasing 2 pulpers for small holder farmers to manage and share. This is the second one.

    Bente has found the perfect site for the second pulpery, a run-down and mostly disused coffee factory in Msuni, Tanzania.




  • #2
    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

    There is an existing farmers group that has been using the handpulper but no one is using the fermentation tanks and the rest of the infrastructure that is there.

    Bente said: "The pictures will show you that everything is a bit rotten.... But most of it is dirt.... Uhh that place need some serious cleaning ;-))) it was stinking like hell"




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    • #3
      Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa


      The factory has a big area for drying. The disused fermentation tanks will get cleaned and returned to working condition. To get water to the tanks they only need 60 meters of pipe laid and the site even has drying racks (3 that are ok and 3 that need repair)



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      • #4
        Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa


        Like an archaeological dig, the water channels and everything needed are there under the dirt which means that they can get this place operational pretty easily.




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        • #5
          Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa


          The store "needs a little touchup too".

          Bente tells me she had heard stories about disused coffee factories but this is the first time she has found one.

          The second pulpery renovation will take off very soon!



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          • #6
            Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

            Good one Andy


            A bit of elbow grease and there away looks great, “Good work Mate”..


            Cheers Gra..

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            • #7
              Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

              Great stuff. Hope we can see the after photos as well.

              This is way up there with the best aspects of being a CS. I would be happy to see a small amount of FC funds allocated to a small gift of appreciation to Bente for her contributions in making this happen (buy a few beers for yerself too Andy!!)

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              • #8
                Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                Fantastic stuff!

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                • #9
                  Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                  Nice one [smiley=thumbsup.gif].

                  Whats needed now is a CS winter escape tour package in a year or twos time. Spend a few days picking and processing. I dont mind a good excuse for a trip overseas 8-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                    This is just super cool.
                    Great to see something happen that can actually make a difference for peoples lives.
                    Hopefully it becomes a signifiant difference, for the better.

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                    • #11
                      Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                      Originally posted by fatboy link=1224458598/0#9 date=1224463825
                      This is just super cool.
                      Great to see something happen that can actually make a difference for peoples lives.
                      Hopefully it becomes a significant difference, for the better.
                      Absolutely mate! Excellent stuff Andy and hope that Bente does manage to send the occasional progress photo; would be great to see how theyre getting on over time....

                      Simply superb [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

                      Mal.

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                      • #12
                        Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                        Well its my birthday today so this news just made it an even better day

                        Andy, i just tried to get some info up on the 2 villages, basically was just trying to get an idea how close the villages were together and get a better idea of where all this is happening.

                        Do you have any links to maps you can share with us ?

                        congrats once again

                        Darren

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                        • #13
                          Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                          (....and a quick off-topic Happy Birthday Darren)

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                          • #14
                            Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                            thanks Steve

                            well i tried to find some maps but no luck, maybe some GPS co-ordinates ?
                            just an idea but if we could set up info or a profile on the villages we are helping that would be pretty cool ? it may actually spur more donations or interest maybe ?
                            things like

                            location
                            population
                            etc
                            etc

                            stuff that will give us a bit more of an insight to their way of living

                            Darren

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                            • #15
                              Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack – 1st project, 2nd Villa

                              I think the villages are too small to figure on any maps. The best you might achieve to get some idea is to go to Google Maps, look up Moshi Tanzania and switch to Satellite view. You can zoom in a little and look at the terrain north of Moshi and what might be coffee plantations. BTW keep travelling nortrh and check out Kilimanjaro - great!

                              If you go to this site you will see the Tanzania Coffee Curing Co of Uru Nth Msuni and some pics of coffee processing (for the benefit of yourists) From around Photo 94. Not sure how related these photos are to the villages that are receiving the Faircrack pulpers. Theres also some info you can getr by googling Msuni coffee tanzania

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