Mt Kenya TECO was started by Stephen Muraguri who lives in Colorado with his twin boys. Stephen grew up in Kenya and spent his childhood working with his parents on their coffee and tea farm.
The work on the farm was labor intensive, and not always rewarded with fair pay. In addition to working the land, Stephen’s parents had to hold traditional jobs as well. Stephen’s mom, Joyce, had a passion for education. While initially the farm provided a way for Stephen and his three brothers to all attend good schools, in later years Joyce worked the farm out of her love of the land and to bless others. In her lifetime, Joyce sponsored many others and enabled them to get an education that they would otherwise not have had. She mentored, housed and tutored any student in need.
Since mom’s passing and the opening of direct sales from the coffee cooperatives to the US market, Stephen saw an opportunity to accomplish two things:
This company is Stephen’s way of passing on the coffee and tea legacy left by his parents, who worked tirelessly for their family, to their boys. Striving to provide the best in personalized customer service, always operating with integrity, and letting the product speak for itself are the hallmarks the business is founded upon.