Kenya Thambana Kiungu

Kenya Thambana Kiungu

General Info:​


Trader:Nordic Approach

Origin: Kenya

Region: Embu > Manyatta

Co-op: Thambana Farmers Co-operative Society

Variety: SL28, SL34

Altitude: 1700 – 1800 meters

Process: Washed

Soil: Deep red loamy Soil

Flowering period: February – March

Harvest period: October – December

Average rainfall: 1250mm

Average temperatures °C: 16 – 25 degrees


As for Kathima from the same Cooperative, this Kiungu AB was one of those coffees that was discovered through blind cupping in origin. And it is well priced too. The Kathima factory is under the Thambana Cooperative society. Its a new name for us, but we will for sure follow this Coop and their factories in the future. Its also from a region we haven’t been that active in, Embu, a neighbouring region to Kirinyaga at the slopes of Mount Kenya. Still we have seen way more great coffees from Embu lately than in the past. They are supported by Tropical farm management, a company that supports small holders to increase their coffee production as well as help the factories on quality control and trace ability related to processing. The factory is also giving out the fruit after pulping for the farmers to make compost. The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation before washed and graded in channels and dried on raised beds. The farmers are mainly growing SL28 and SL34, but might also have other varieties mixed in.