Producer:Walter and Patrick Mathagu
Farm Size:21 acres total; 13 acres of coffee
Altitude:5,070 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2014
Rainfall:Low to moderate~ approximately 40 inches
Soil:Red volcanic loam
Production Method:Washed
Bird Friendly Certified
Limited Roast — Roasting Monday's only.

Enjoy Mamuto AA at a special price of $21 (from $26) for the Spring in honor of George's visit to Mamuto in March!

This is a grand cru year for Mamuto, perfectly expressed in the top AA grade: a sumptuous complex cup drenched in sweet tongue-coating ripe blackberry dappled with hints of dark plum, licorice and black grape.

Mamuto (whose name means 'father, mother, and children') grows beneath the slopes of the usually overcast seventeen thousand-plus foot Mt. Kenya, looming above to the north. The soil is deep red-orange in a lush green, gently undulating landscape.

Walter Paul Mathagu was an agricultural officer serving the government of Kenya for seventeen years before retiring in 1987. During that entire time Mrs. Mathagu managed the farm. Taking inspiration from their family, Mr. Mathagu explained to me, he and his wife named the farm by combining the first two letters from three words: his name, Mathagu, as the father; Muthoni, his wife’s maiden name, as mother; and toto, meaning child or children in Swahili: thus Mamuto. Mr. and Mrs. Mathagu have six children - three boys, three girls. Their son, Patrick Mathagu, is now taking on the mantle of running this great farm.

All the coffee is processed at the farm right through drying. After drying, the coffee remains in parchment “resting” in protected, aerated bins before being transported for final milling and packaging.

Besides coffee the Mathagus maintain a herd of dairy cattle and grow bananas, maize, beans and macadamia on their 21 acre farm.

See George's farm visit to Mamuto

Please note:
Orders must be placed by 6:00am (Eastern Time) on their roasting date.
We open the cart availability for each limited edition roast on the Thursday afternoon before the date of roasting. ~ Thanks!


12 Ounce

Limited Roast - See description for next roast date.