Kenya Makwa

Technical info

Country of Origin Kenya

Region / Area Thika County, between Ruiru and slopes of Donyo Sabuk Hills.

Name of Farm / Cooperative Makwa Estate

Actual Farm / Coop size 2,485 hectares

Estimated Annual Production 560,000 kg of cherry

Minimum Altitude (metres above sea level) 1800m
Maximum Altitude (metres above sea level) 1950m

Soil Type Rich Volcanic Sandy Soil

Flowering Period February‐April (Main Crop) & August‐October (Fly Crop)
Harvest Period October‐December (Main Crop) & May‐July (Fly Crop)
Shipping Period February‐September

Average Rainfall (mm) 1600mm
Average Annual temperatures Average low: 14 degrees centigrade
Average high: 28 degrees centigrade

Certification Body ‐

Varietal (and % if blended) Arabica SL 34, SL 28, Ruiru 11 and Batian

Process Fully washed and sundried

Cup Profile Top Kenyan Coffee

Cupping Score Internal Comments: good acidity, full smooth body and a complex
aromatic flavour with citrus, floral and winey notes.

Farm or Region History / Background 

The name Makwa is a traditional family name of the local

Farm / Estate Processing Techniques

Fermentation done with fresh river water from various streams
flowing from Sagana and some irrigation from estate dams.