Country:Kenya
Region:Kirinyaga
Producer:Walter and Patrick Mathagu
Altitude:5,070 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2016
Rainfall:low to moderate – 40 inches on average
Soil:Red volcanic loam, acidic
Production Method:Kenya method washed
Bird Friendly Certified

$24.00

12 ounce

   BAG(S)
Country:Kenya
Region:Kirinyaga
Producer:Walter and Patrick Mathagu
Altitude:5,070 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2016
Rainfall:low to moderate – 40 inches on average
Soil:Red volcanic loam, acidic
Production Method:Kenya method washed
Bird Friendly Certified
Now Roasting the December 2016 Harvest!

The Mamuto AB is a North Italian espresso roast with strong black currant coated in cherry-coated dark milk chocolate.

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 very 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 approximately six weeks “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. We continue to buy Mamuto’s entire AA and now their AB and Peaberry crops.

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

$24.00

12 ounce

   BAG(S)