Kenya AA Coffee | Bungoma Mayekwe Co-op

Kenya AA Coffee | Bungoma Mayekwe Co-op

832.05

PRICE : $6.29/LB

BAG WEIGHT: 132.28 LBS

AVAILABLE : 15 BAGS | SPOT ANNEX . CA

FLAVOR NOTES : PEAR . GRAPE . CANE SUGAR

Produced by members of the Mayekwe Farmers Society in the Western Highlands of Kenya, this full-bodied coffee has a grapefruit tartness balanced with a candied pear sweetness. Bungoma County lies to the southeastern slopes of Mount. Elgon and derives its name from the Bukusu word engoma (drums). Read More...

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This micro-lot AA coffee is grown by the 500 plus small-holder farmers of the Mayekwe co-operative in Bungoma, Kenya. This county which derives its name from the Bukusu word engoma (drums), is renowned for its sugar cane plantations. Coffee farmers here are determined to improve production to supplement a troubled and failing sugar industry. That said, there is a great focus on sustainability as farmers compete with their peers in Central Kenya where most renowned coffees have generally been produced. As a testament to their dedication, members produce about 40 metric tons of red ripe cherries on the 80 plus hectares of farmland located on the southeastern slopes of Mount. Elgon. Here, coffees enjoy plenty of rainfall, relatively warm weather and mineral rich volcanic soils that leave a distinct hallmark in flavor! 

 
 
  • Region: Bungoma County | Kenya
  • Farmer: Small-holder farmers | Mayekwe Co-op

  • Varietal: SL28 . SL34 . Ruiru 11 Blue Mountain

  • Harvest Season: October-February | 2017-2018

  • Altitude:  1,800 - 2,000 meters

  • Soil:  Friable Volcanic Loam

    • Process: Fully-Washed | Dried on Raised-Beds