Kenya Nyeri KIAMABARA AB

  • Grain-like taste & medium acidity
  • Notes of apple and stone fruits
  • Tropical flavors

Altitude: 1700m

Variety: SL with a bit of Ruiri and Batian

Process: Washed

Producer: Mugaga Farmers Co-operative Society

Importers: Sucafina Specialty

Rob says: After two very much liked AA lots we achieved to lay our hands on this magnificent AB lot. KIAMABARA is probably one of the best known names in Kenyan coffee, so we are very proud to achieve this threepeat.

Kiamabara Coffee Factory is located in Nyeri County near Karatina Town, and together with Gatina it makes up the Mugaga Farmer Cooperative Society (FCS).

The factory was built was in the early 1980s to process coffee cherry from the neighboring farms, and draws from the nearby Kingu river for its water supply.

THIS COFFEE IS ONLY TO BE EXPECTED AROUND AUTUMN 2020.

Kenya Muranga KAHUHIA AB

  • Very elegant
  • Smooth mouthfeel & great balance
  • Plum & chocolate notes

Wet mill: Kahuhia

Screen size: AB

Variety: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28 & SL34

Altitude: around 1700 masl

Importers: Sucafina Specialty

Rob says: Another great example on how Thika Muranga’s status as a prime specialty coffee region is growing.

In 2015 we were surprised to taste supreme coffee from this region, since that day Kiriaini, Weithaga and plenty of other great coffees are spoiling our taste buds. Anno 2020 we buy as many Muranga as we buy from better known regions as Kirinyaga or Nyeri.

Murang’a County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the South-Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile volcanic soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for high cupping coffees like this one.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE LANDING SOMEWHERE JULY/AUGUST.

Kenya NGAI NDEI Peaberry

  • Blueberry, apple & rhubarb
  • Floral touch
  • Juicy mouthfeel with medium acidity

Rob says: For the first time ever we bought a Kenyan coffee with no back ground information at all. Also the exporting company has no clue where to coffee comes from and Mister Google can’t help either.

We have the good habit of informing our drinkers where the coffee comes from, what variety it is, the height it is grown and so much more…. We think this is one of the big differences between specialty and commercial coffee. So it’s very weird to buy a lot that has, and we only found out after we bought it, no traceability or history at all.

Why making this info card? Well, we have a name and we have cupping notes. And maybe it’s is good this happens once (in a lifetime) so we can explain the reason why we make these type of info cards.

Is it a good coffee? Of course! It’s even a fantastic coffee; if not we wouldn’t have purchased it.

Conclusion: All the information surrounding the coffee doesn’t make the coffee better, but admit this emptiness feels very awkward.

THIS IS THE OUR LAST KENYA OF THE 2019 SEASON – I KNOW IT’S LATE, BUT TRUST ME ON THE FRESHNESS.

WE PROBABLY FEATURE THIS COFFEE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE 2020.

Kenya Kirinyaga KAMWANGI AB

  • Black tea
  • Floral hints & creamy mouthfeel
  • Pink grapefruit acidity

Producer: Kamwangi Factory

Variety: Mainly SL 28 & SL34

Altitude: 1600-1800 masl

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchant

Rob Says: We are proud to start this collaboration with the Kamwangi Factory, thanks to the great works of Kenyacof. This sister company of 32 Cup is helping small holders – see them as a farm or cooperative – to handle directly with an exporter and eventual coffee roaster. That way the farmers are paid a higher, well deserved, prize and we can help them to improve and grow.

On the region: Kirinyaga is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and is world renowned for its amazing coffees and amazing coffee profiles of delicious acidity and clean cups.

THIS COFFEE IS ON THE PLANNING FOR THE END OF FEB 2020

Kenya Nyeri KIAMABARA AA

 

  • Lemon acidity
  • Notes of prune, blueberry muffin and marshmellows
  • Very elegant and sweet

Altitude: 1700m

Variety: SL with a bit of Ruiri and Batian

Process: Washed

Producer: Mugaga Farmers Co-operative Society

Harvested: December 2018

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Kiamabara Coffee Factory is located in Nyeri County near Karatina Town, and together with Gatina it makes up the Mugaga Farmer Cooperative Society (FCS).

The factory was built was in the early 1980s to process coffee cherry from the neighboring farms, and draws from the nearby Kingu river for its water supply.

In 2016 we roasted this coffee for the first and only time. Kiamabara is probably one of the best known names in Kenya coffee, so we are very proud that we managed to buy this superb AA lot!!

THIS KIAMABARA IS OUR X-MAS FILTER COFFEE AND IN STOCK AROUND THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER 2019