Abdullah, from Njuri coffee, was born and raised in the foothills of Mt Kenya, where his extended family still farm coffee. The photo above is of Abdullah's Mum sorting coffee harvested on her farm. A number of farmers Abdullah knows were looking at replacing their coffee shrubs with other cash crops, as it was taking almost a year between harvest and payment from their co-operatives. With Abdullah now paying the farmers immediately, they are encouraged to continue farming coffee and have the cash to improve their farming practices.
We're proud to now release our first Kenyan offering from Wanjengi, in the Muranga region south east of Mt Kenya. It's a fully washed AA grade coffee, made up of SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varietals. The coffee was harvested in December 2014, dried on raised beds and processed for shipment in February this year. It's juicy and winey, and as it cools it develops a lovely sweetness which balances the cup beautifully. A great option for both filter and espresso!