KENYA: Makwa AA - Single Origin - 100% Arabica - NEWLY ARRIVED

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  • Country: Kenya
    Region: Thika District, Kiambu County
    Farmers: Makwa Estate Farming co-operative
    Elevation: 1600 MASL
    Variety: SL28 / Ruiru
    Process: Fully Washed
    Tasting notes: Blackcurrant, Cherry and Mango.

    We're huge fans of Kenyan African coffee, so we get giddy with excitement when the new season is available to us in the UK.

    Typically Kenyan beans are grown in volcanic soil that is rich with diverse minerals, allowing for bright, clean and funky tastes. This offering from the Makwa estate has notes of blackcurrant, mango and cherry.

    Makwa AA is the largest screen size of bean at the estate, so it packs a juicy punch, perfect for pour-over and all filter brewing methods.


  • Country: Kenya
    Region: Thika District, Kiambu County
    Farmers: Makwa Estate Farming co-operative
    Elevation: 1600 MASL
    Variety: SL28 / Ruiru
    Process: Fully Washed
    Tasting notes: Blackcurrant, cherry and mango.


    The Makwa AA is grown in in Thika District, North East of the Capital Nairobi. The Makwa Estate is owned by Chania Loca­tion Mwahota Ikai Co Ltd, they started coffee farming in 1975. The farm which is located close to the town Gatukuyu at around 1.600 m.a.s.l. extends over 92 hectares and produces around 120 mt.

    Kenya is the 16th largest coffee producer in the world by volume, and is recognised today as a prominent specialty coffee origin. Growing regions in the country (especially its central highlands) offer rich, acidic soil, and optimal conditions for specialty coffee production. The country produces an average of 750,000 bags of coffee per year and relies heavily on smallholder farmers, as the average farm size in Kenya is 1 to 2 hectares. Many grow just 150 coffee trees: They take the cherry to centrally located mills where their coffees are weighed, sorted and combined into batches large enough for processing and export.

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