Farm: Ngewa-Komothai Farmers
Region: Central Province
Varieties: SL 28 and 34 (80%), Ruiru 11 (15%), Batian (5%)
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1600-2000 masl
Flavour Profile: Sloeberry, Red grape & Clove
This coffee is produced by several small estate growers in the area of Ngewa-Komothai in Kiambu County, working together under the name “Ngewa-Komothai Farmers”. The group consists of around 30 smallholder farmers in total doing their own pulping, fermentation and drying, before the lot is blended together as dried parchment at Kahawa Bora Millers in Thika, Kenya.
Located at the foothills of the Gatamaiyu Forest Reserve, the area is also known for its tea growers, and is also home of the Kenyan Coffee Research Foundation. Kiambu County and the Ngewa-Komothai area is also well known for its dairy production, and is the largest dairy producing county in Kenya. Many of the growers are adhering to organic fertilizing practices, using only cow manure instead of agrochemicals on their coffee trees. The estate this coffee comes from is the Sawa estate.
We buy this coffee from Collaborative Coffee Source.