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Single Origin Release: Kenya Mchana

2/22/19
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.

Single Origin Release: Papua New Guniea

10/19/18
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. There are over 800 languages recognized and most of the population lives in rural, customary communities. Most coffee comes from small subsistence farmers who tend to small plots of coffee trees that share land with other crops, referred to locally as “coffee gardens". This lot came from a region called Kunjin where individual producers each have about 1.5 hectares (3-4 acres) of land and was processed at a centralized mill called Kindeng located in the Western Highlands.