Single-Variety Lot • Limited Release
"Inspired" and "passionate" barely begin to describe the Mbature family, the owners of Kamavindi. The operators of this third-generation family farm—which is nestled on the slopes of majestic Mount Kenya—selected only their SL-28 variety coffee for this exclusive lot. Attention to every detail of production by the Mbature family helped to fully deliver on the potential of this acclaimed coffee variety, offering bright, sweet, and savory flavors of blackberry, currant, and citrus fruit.
The Idido cooperative is located just east of the small, bustling town of Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Its members—situated throughout seven communities in the area—are growing some of the highest-altitude coffee in the region. We work closely with this organic cooperative year after year to select their best coffees, which are known for their sweet and delicate floral, melon, and citrus notes.
Grown on the northwestern slopes of Mount Elgon in Uganda, this natural sundried coffee is the result of trial experiments and our collaboration with the Chema washing station. With flavors of grape candy, berries, and sweet spices, this special-preparation lot sourced from the Kabeywa community redefines what to expect from Ugandan coffee.
Recognizing Uganda’s incredible potential for quality, we worked with our partners at the Chema washing station to create some unique coffees. This lot was specially selected from the highest farms in the region and processed using underwater fermentation—in place of their usual dry-fermentation method—to create a momentous coffee with bright notes of black cherry and cola with a creamy body.
Mpemba's coffee is simply impressive. From the cooperative's inception a few years ago to it’s repeated recognition for quality, it may be best to let the coffee from this small cooperative in northern Burundi speak for itself. Notes of bright green apple and stone fruit give way to a light floral note that is crisp and complex.
Uganda is not a country well known for specialty coffee. Farmers in the lush volcanic hills of Mount Elgon grow excellent SL-14 and SL-28 varieties at some of Africa's highest elevations, but, for years, poor processing has held them back. The Chema washing station is pioneering processing improvements at every step to bring us a refined coffee with savory notes of stone fruit and cocoa.