Elevate your morning routine with this Kenya coffee
Producer: Kenya Mandela Estate
Sub-region: Kiambu County, Kenya
We roast this coffee light to bring out its natural sweetness and complex fruit notes.
Black Currant, Kumquat, Maple Syrup
Bright, Balanced Body, Sweet
A Coffee Lover's Dream
This is a versatile coffee that would work well as a drip coffee, and especially as a maple and citrus sweet single-origin pour-over 🇰🇪
The Mandela Estate sits near the Gatamaiyo Forest Reserve in Kiambu County, Kenya. Mandela subverts your expectations of what a typical "estate" coffee is, and rather, is a network of small plots of land rented by a single owner and farm manager where he grows coffee and sells under a single name, Mandela.
The plots range in size and elevation from roughly 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level.
About the Producer
Mr Kiongo Njuguna and his brother have been farming coffee in this area for some time and together they share a central milling facility.
The ripening of the cherry is closely monitored and when the time is right the red cherry is hand-picked and brought to the washing station down the road. The cherry is then de-pulped, washed and dried on raised beds in the sun until it reaches the 10-12% target.
Commitment to Sustainability
The Kenya Mandela Estate coffee farm has created jobs for hundreds of residents. The farm is committed to sustainable farming practices like using clean river water in the wet milling process.
Buying from an estate where the coffee all comes from a single source affords us a different and unique opportunity to select coffee that we can trace back to its exact provenance. Whereas with the coops, you're buying a blend of hundreds and sometimes thousands of smallholders.