Limited Roast â€” Roasting September 8th (Tuesday)
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 wifeâ€™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 â€śrestingâ€ť 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
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
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