Is there anything better than getting great coffee? Getting great prices too! We’re celebrating the last few boxes of our Kenyan coffees by finding them great homes. To do this, we’re offering price reductions of up to 2€ per kilo on all 2017 and 2018 lots. Read about our experience and work in Kenya and then peruse our offerings complete with bag counts, pricing and cupping notes and scores below.
We travel to Kenya twice each year. The first trip comes during the harvesting season when we visit our producing partners to witness first hand how that season is going. The second trip falls in February and we cup through tables and tables of preselected coffees for outstanding micro-lots to bring back to you.
Our Kenyan coffees are sourced one of two ways. Sometimes we buy direct from farm-level sourcing projects or single farmer projects. Our local sustainability branch and sister companies in Kenya help us reach these farmers to build connections and purchase coffees in ways that help make coffee farming sustainable for small farmers. Other times we’ll purchase coffees go through the weekly Nairobi Coffee Exchange. Our exporter, Kenyacof, cups the entire catalog of for-sale coffees each week and purchases their favorites. Since we’re calibrated with their quality team, they know exactly which kind of coffee we’re looking for.
This superstar coffee is from the west area of Kenya, near Mt. Elgon, on the border with Uganda, a region where fewer coffees are grown and purchased.
Big-bodied, milk acidity, large beans – Score: 83
CPKE-3338/CPKE-3337 – 37 bags/16 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 8.51€/kg
Perminus Githinji Mwendia and his son produce top quality coffees from the approximately 7200 trees on their estate.
Fruity, aroma citrus, molasses perensiroop sugary, good body – Score: 86
CPKE-3334 – 46 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 10.06€/kg
The 639 farmers whose cherries are processed at the Mutitu factory farm an average of 1 acre of land.
High acid, fruity berries, big body – Score: 85
CPKE-3322/CPKE-3362 – 45 bags/5 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 10.32€/kg / 11.32€/kg
The Slopes of Eight program ensures that all the farmers’ crop is sold, guaranteeing them equitable prices and a steady income throughout the growing season.
Good body, medium acidity, large beans – Score: 86.5
CPKE-3318/CPKE-3318B – 14 bags/1 bag of 30 kg vacuum packed – 10.06€/kg
The uniform farm-management practices adopted by all eight estates has led to increased productivity, uniform and higher quality and higher profits for farmers.
Big bodied, mild acidity, large beans – Score 83
CPKE-3319 – 14 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 8.39€/kg
Producers process the coffee themselves on their farms. Their efforts are supported by Wycliffe, the agronomist at our sister company Kenyacof.
Chocolate, soft lime, caramel, smooth – Score: 85.5
CPKE-3325 – 109 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 11.20€/kg
Sweet red candy aroma, tart, pineapple – Score: 85
CPKE-3326 – 4 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 11.20€/kg
Kenya Juan Farm AA+ 2018
Owner Ann Wambui farms the land with her husband growing mainly Ruiri-11 varieties.
Big body, sweetness, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel – Score: 84
CPKE-3321 – 18 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 9.99€/kg
Coming from the 2017 crop, we can undoubtably expect some age in these coffees. However, they preserved quite well due to the high quality of processing and production and premium storage condition. They still maintain the bulk of their iconic Kenyan flavors and cup characteristics.
Many farmers intercrop their coffee with other plants such as maize, bananas and nuts. This increases biodiversity as well as food security in the region.
Lemongrass aroma, some past crop notes – Score: 83.5
CPGP-3093-2 – 5 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 7.49€/kg
The high altitude and rich volcanic soil of the region allows this coffee to flourish.
Red berries, citrus, milk chocolate, good body. Past crop notes in finish but still good fruity character – Score: 84.5
CPGP-3093-7 – 20 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 7.49€/kg
A trained team separates cherries by color and ripeness at the Guama factory run by the Baragwi Cooperative Society.
Medium body, citrus, grapefruit, acidity-driven – Score: 84.5
CPKE-3100 – 54 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 6.99€/kg
The estate keeps track of pruning cycles, fertilizer application and mulching to keep the trees strong and healthy. This results in big cherries and beans rich in sugar, acids and fats. A.K.A: extra tasty coffee!
Lemon curd, berries, creamy mouth feel. Past crop notes in finish but still a good fruity character – Score: 84.5
CPGP-3092-1 – 25 bags of 30 kg vacuum packed – 6.99€/kg