Events & Expos

Our Love for Farmers' Markets
May 16, 2023 by
Events & Expos
Solai Coffee LLC, Peter Kuria
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Solai Coffee loves attending events. They not only help us execute our mission of educating our coffee lovers in coffee production but also share the story of small-scale coffee farmers. 

Therefore our company's sole purpose is to frontier Fair-trade and the coffee farmer to get fair compensation for their product, securing stable coffee production in the future.

An image captures a heartwarming moment as a smiling grandmother and her young grandchild share a plate of freshly baked cookies, seated at a cozy kitchen table.

We compare our Solai specialty coffee to grandma's cookies baked with her specialty secret recipe. Until someone tries the cookies, they are just cookies.


We compare our Solai specialty coffee to grandma's cookies baked with her specialty secret recipe. Until someone tries the cookies, they are just cookies. We aim to have as many coffee lovers try our authentic, rich, flavorful, and aromatic coffee as possible. 

Seeing the spark our coffee raises when experienced, and non-experienced coffee lovers try it is so rewarding. Most of them say it's the best coffee they have consumed and the fact that they try it black with no additives. It's so fulfilling for coffee farmers like us. I equate it to grandma's love when people try her cookies. 

​Events also allow us to narrow the gap between the farmer and the consumers, creating an open channel for communication and feedback, believing that action can be taken on either input. One of the things I appreciate about the farmers market is the networking opportunity it creates to expand your family.

Many small business owners put outstanding efforts into offering authentic community crafts, from consumables to artistic products. Everyone works so hard to bring togetherness in the community socially and economically.


Mr. Peter Kuria, Solai Coffee CEO, showcasing Kenyan Specialty Coffee and coffee accessories at Baldwin Park community market, Orlando Florida.

Mr. Peter Kuria, Solai Coffee CEO, showcasing Kenyan Specialty Coffee and coffee accessories at Baldwin Park community market, Orlando Florida.

Baldwin Park community market is a great example. It's unique in the way they support community initiatives. Bellamy Productions and More LLC Team work hard to bring vendors and Baldwin residents together. Big shout out to  Audrey and Caroline for their dedication and the love they show the vendors and our customers at the market.  This community is vibrant and very welcoming to anyone at any time. This creates a good environment for locals and visitors, including us. 

​One day I was alone at my stand for the farmers market, making it difficult to walk away from my spot. This day I found myself in a situation where I ran out of Almond milk for my lattes. A group of ladies stopped by and wanted coffee with an Almond milk option, and I had to turn them away with apologies. A few minutes later, they showed up with a gallon of milk. I was in at to see this kind of love being expressed to me. This is what I meant by a community that comes together to support the cause of small businesses.


Solai Coffee Founder Peter Kuria (wearing a cap)stands proudly with his team in front of a vibrant display of Solai coffee products.Solai Coffee at the Chicago Coffee Fest for a meet and greet. 

Expos, trade shows, and sponsorship events like 1Million Cup Orlando are other avenues that give us exposure. Coffee is all about creating and building relationships. I have experienced that 80% of the time in this business is spent developing this relationship, and 20% is transactional.

Attending these events allows us to be seen, tell our story as small-scale farmer ambassadors, and connect with our collaborators in the coffee market. Though expensive at times, we always encourage people to attend these events to learn from global producers and consumers who are always capable of next-level innovations and ideologies. 


The Solai Coffee team stands proudly, smiling, holding the Solai coffee specialty pack at the Chicago Coffee Fest, exuding enthusiasm and passion for their craft.Solai Coffee and other Coffee vendors sharing wits.

Our favorite expos are the coffee festival held in major cities in the US and the specialty coffee association (SCA) expo that moves from city to city across the globe. We always rally behind the Coffee Color Coffee Collective organization formed in 2022 to create a networking circle for black and minority individuals in the coffee world. They will run their second consecutive symposium in Houston, Texas. We appreciate your support at these events or on our online platform. Be rest assured we are working hard to get you the best coffee options. 

Solai Coffee team stands beside an impressive display of their signature products at the bustling Coffee Festival in Nairobi.
Solai Coffee attendee stands beside an impressive display of their signature products at the Color of Coffee Symposium in Huston.

Color of Coffee Symposium in Huston

Coffee Festival in Nairobi