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Country:Kenya
Region:Kirinyaga
Producer:Walter & Patrick Mathagu
Farm:Mamuto
Farm Size:10 acres plus 6 acres of all coffee
Lot Size:300 pounds
Altitude:5,070 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2017
Rainfall:low to moderate – 40 inches on average
Soil:Red volcanic loam
Production Method:Washed
Bird Friendly Certified

Limited Roast - See description for next roast date.

Country:Kenya
Region:Kirinyaga
Producer:Walter & Patrick Mathagu
Farm:Mamuto
Farm Size:10 acres plus 6 acres of all coffee
Lot Size:300 pounds
Altitude:5,070 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2017
Rainfall:low to moderate – 40 inches on average
Soil:Red volcanic loam
Production Method:Washed
Bird Friendly Certified
Limited Roast — Roasting November 16th, only 60 bags available.
Mamuto Peaberry is a complex cup drenched in ripe blackberry, cherry, tangerine.


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. See our Smugmug site for a fuller description of the farm. We continue to buy Mamuto’s entire crop.

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!

Limited Roast - See description for next roast date.