Kenya Muwa Estate


The Cup

“Apple, caramel, burnt sugar, and apricot flavors; very sweet with intense tangy acidity and a heavy mouthfeel.”

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Muwa Estate Factory is located near Nyeri town in the Tetu division of Nyeri county, and services multiple smallholding members, who grow an average of 9,000 trees each. The most common varieties are typical to Kenya: SL-28, SL-34, and Ruiru 11. The farms in this area have red volcanic soil, and the producers also grow tea, bananas, and corn on their plots, under shade provided by macadamia and gravellea trees.

Coffee is here picked ripe and brought to the factory for depulping, washing, and soaking; farmers receive training every year from the factory manager. The factory’s water comes from the Sagana river, and there are two soaking pits for recycling and purifying the water.

Origin Kenya
Region Gititu, Tetu, Nyeri
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Altitude 1580 masl
Proc. Method Fully Washed, Sun Dried
Harvest Schedule October–December