Kawa Moka Coffee Company

Emi-beth Aku Quantson, CEO and Founder of Kawa Moka Coffee Company, is passionate about coffee and empowering women and is responsible for strategic direction, growth and overall operations of Kawa Moka coffee shop, bistro and catering company.

She started operating the venture in 2015 using her savings from work. She later secured $5,000 and 30,000 Ghana cedis ($5,206) through her participation in the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program and Ghana’s Presidential Pitch, respectively, and with the support of her family, friends, and her customers especially, Kawa Moka broke even after a year of operating.

Kawa Moka transitioned from a coffee shop business to focus fully on roasting locally-grown Robusta coffee beans. It works with the Leklebi community to improve the quality of the coffee they grow and guarantee them a certain quantity of sales. Kawa Moka has remained committed to supporting women by buying coffee from women farmers at fair prices and ensuring that the women who work for men farmers are adequately paid for the work they do. It also trains the women to grow coffee organically and is in discussions with the chief of Leklebi to have specific portions of land allocated to the women so that they can produce larger volumes. In the long term, Kawa Moka’s vision is to be a globally-known brand.

Website: https://kawamoka.com/