Coffee Stories: Vava on Being the Face of the Brand – PART THREE

With personal branding, people buy you, and eventually this comes with its challenges but Vava says she does not imagine herself not being the brand. It can get exhausting but it is a strong way to have a brand. This goes without saying for someone like Vava, who has a strong presence accompanied by her … Continue reading Coffee Stories: Vava on Being the Face of the Brand – PART THREE

Coffee Stories With Vava: How it Gets To Your Cup – Part Two

Vava first experienced coffee outside her home. Her parents received a coffee maker as a wedding present but nobody really used it. Kenyans do not have a coffee-drinking culture. Surprising or not, up to 90 per cent of Kenya’s coffee is exported. The little consumed locally is done mainly by the foreigners living in the … Continue reading Coffee Stories With Vava: How it Gets To Your Cup – Part Two

The Coffee Stories – Meet Brew Mistress Vava – Part One

Storytelling the coffee journeys is how Vava enriches the taste of her coffee alongside the lives of the Kenyan farmers she has an intimate relationship with. She is a social entrepreneur, who exports globally but invests locally. It is a synergy that not only ensures the quality of coffee is top-notch, but that there is … Continue reading The Coffee Stories – Meet Brew Mistress Vava – Part One

Theatre as a Way of Life, Wordlessness, Dyslexia & Why We Need New Stories

Eva Andrea Ter Avest Dahm. You’ll be damned trying to pronounce the name and lucky to get it right, unless you are of Dutch origin. But what if you did not try. What if you visualized the name. What character can you make out from the letters you see. Any scents? Colours? Ideas? I tried … Continue reading Theatre as a Way of Life, Wordlessness, Dyslexia & Why We Need New Stories

Why We Need to Think Greater of 3D Printing in Africa

In the continent of Africa, in the land of Kenya, is a home-grown 3D printing company by the name AB3D. African Born 3D Printing (AB3D) is the first 3D printing enterprise in Africa designed to deliver high quality 3D printers, custom 3D print jobs, and 3D printing technology education. AB3D designs and manufactures 3D printers … Continue reading Why We Need to Think Greater of 3D Printing in Africa

Doctor Anne-Marie’s Journey to ICU

I once visited the hospital Anne-Marie works in for a check up.  When I called her, she prompted me to pass by and say hello to her in the Intensive Care Unit, where she is stationed. As I got into the unit, I heard groans of someone in pain, and the beeping of what I … Continue reading Doctor Anne-Marie’s Journey to ICU