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Nyokabi Mungai, Vava Coffee, Kenya, Washed New Arrivals!, 1kg Bags, Filter Recommendations, Espresso Recommendation, 250g Retail Boxes

TypesWholebean, Ground for Espresso, Ground for Paper Filter, Ground for French Press, Sample
Weights1kg, 250g, 100g

Oh babbbbby! This washed Kenyan is absolutely poppin' with fruity acidity and dark chocolate and floral notes; it is quite honestly just everything you want (and more) to have in the cup.

If you haven't heard of Vava Coffee, grab a seat (and a brew) and listen up. Vava Angwenyo is a woman with a vision to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption in the coffee industry. Her vision comes from an inborn Kenyan passion for coffee and a drive to promote sustainable production within Kenya and wider East Africa by tracing the production of high quality beans to the smallholder farmer who are working day in and day out- against major obstacles and with meagre resources to produce some of the world's best tasting coffees, often without understanding or appreciating the final fruits of their labour.

Vava Coffee is a Certified B-Corp made up of a group of passionate individuals and farmers working to one goal: using coffee to empower. Rather than give handouts, Vava Coffee gives hope for a better tomorrow to those it works with, their families and their communities, giving them a chance to earn a living, get out of poverty, engage in work activities they are skilled in performing and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Vava Coffee not only works with smallholder farmers throughout Kenya, but also has it's coffee gift bags made by groups of women in the informal settlements surrounding Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

A producer working closely with Vava is Nyokabi Mungai who owns and runs Mercy Estate in Kiambu County, bordering Nairobi in Kenya's central highlands where this incredibly delicious washed AB Top grade microlot is grown. Nyokabi's farm is located on the highly productive western slopes of the Aberdare ranges with coffee trees planted around 1980. Nyokabi also farms bananas and has dairy cattle for subsistence.

Since it's launch in 2009, Vava Coffee is consistently recognised globally for it's premium standard coffee as well as for it's remarkable social impact. Rightly so!

PRODUCER / NYOKABI MUNGAI / VAVA COFFEE

FARM / MERCY ESTATE

REGION / KIAMBU COUNTY, KENYA

ALTITUDE / 1600-1800m

VARIETY / SL28 + RUIRU 11

PROCESS / HONEY WASHED

ROAST PROFILE / ESPRESSO + FILTER

TASTES LIKE / DARK CHOC / ORANGE BLOSSOM / BLACKBERRY AND LIME / ACID JAZZ

Get your chops around this Kenyan as the juiciest spro you could ever want! Using a recipe of about 19g in to 40-45g out in around 26-28 seconds (trust us!) gave us that delicious wine-y vibe-y spro we didn't know we NEEDED in our lives.