small holder farms - Murang'a
notes / lemon, chocolate, black pepper, clove
profile / sweet, clean, silky body
region / Murang'a
altitude / 1750 masl
varietals / SL28, Ruiru 11
producer / small holder farms
processing / washed
drying method / raised beds
importer / Mountain Coffee
Nguvu is a blend of coffees from smallholder cooperatives in the Murang'a district, in Kenya's Central Province. This crop comes from Ruthaka Kamuchuni, Ruthaka Mukui, Mwirua Riakiania, Mwirua Kiambwe (first part of the name is the cooperative and the second part is the factory, or mill).
Murang'a is considered the traditional home of the Kikuyu tribe, which currently makes up 22 percent of Kenya's population. The area's beautiful red, loamy soil and startlingly high altitudes contribute to a juicy, berry-forward cup. Coffees here are typically grown between 1,350 and 1,800 masl.