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Single Origin Release: Brazil Mariano

Founded in 1909 by Manoel Ignácio Barbosa, Fazenda Mariano has remained in the Barbosa family and is currently being operated by the 3rd and 4th generations. When Metropolis visited in 2017 we were greeted by 3 generations of Barbosas who were all proud of their connection to each other, their land, and their high-quality coffees. They are also committed to sustainability, both environmental and social. In 2006 they built a coffee washing and processing center, an investment that allowed them to offer their coffees to the specialty market.

Single Origin Release: Kenya Mchana

The Mchana Estate located in Kiambu County has 906 hectares of farmland with 442 hectares planted with a mix of SL28, SL34, Ruiri 11 and K7 varieties. About ⅔ of the trees still producing coffee date back to the 1950’s and are mostly SL28. At the time, Mchana was one of the largest coffee estates in Kenya at around 440 total hectares. In 1950, it was acquired by Socfinaf, a French company and combined with neighboring farms N’gewe Estate, Kiki Estate and Mukuyu Estate to reach its present size and retained the name M’Chana.