Kenya

Ngaita

Flavours of blackberry, dark cherry, and cola
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

Ngaita Factory is one of three that are owned and operated by Ndumberi Farmers Cooperative Society, which has a total membership of 1,967 smallholder farmers. The factory is located in Kiambu county.

Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to ¼ of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee.

Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day’s deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.

Producer

Ndumberi Farmers Cooperative Society

Country

Kenya

Region

Kiambu

Altitude

1520-2200m above sea level

Varietals

SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, and Batian

Process

Washed

Harvested

December 2020

Body

2

Acidity

3

Roast style

Omniroast

What makes up Kenya Ngaita?

Varietals

Batian varietal

Batian is the latest variety to be developed in Kenya, it is named after the peak of Mount Kenya

Ruiru 11 varietal

Released in 1985, Ruiru 11 is a disease resistant varietal developed in Kenya

The location

Coffee from Kenya

Alongside Ethiopia and Colombia, Kenya is one of the origins we get most excited about at the roastery. It exports some of the most vibrant, bright, and unique coffees in the world.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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