In March of 2023 Jeff visited the farm of owner Grace Njoki Njage.
Kamvara is located in Embu, which is less known than Nyeri or Kirinyaga, but equally suitable to produce top class coffee.
At the farm he had the opportunity to taste a variety of coffees. One on the coffees he tasted there is now available in our famous orange Kenya KEN bags. The lot now available has a screen size of AA. Later on we also roast a bit of the PB (Peaberry) as well.
The AA lot has tasting notes of black tea, molasses and mango and an incredible nice coating/mouthfeel. For this last reason we are sure this bean will be very suitable to roast for espresso as well, which is on the program from next week.
Here some more info:
Producer: Grace Njoki Njage
Estate name: Kamvara
Variety: Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Altitude: around 1700 masl
Importer: Sucafina Specialty
Rob says: It’s relatively rare to buy single estate coffees in Kenya. And even more so with the owner of the farm being female. Thank you Grace for harvesting and producing this crop to perfection. We bought a big AA and a small PB lot (always much less peaberries on harvest…)
Kamvara Estate is well-outfitted with a pulper and several fermentation tanks and washing channels. After selectively handpicking, cherry is pulped on a disc pulper. Coffee is dry fermented for 16 to 24 hours and, after being washed, soaked in clean water for a further 24 hours. Wet parchment is dried on raised beds for 2 to 3 weeks.