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Kenya Mungaria


Kenya is back in the Huck lineup, and we're kicking things off with our second year of juicy and complex coffee from Mungaria Factory and Aguthi Cooperative in Nyeri!

Aguthi Farmers Cooperative Society is a union of cooperatives in Kenya's famed Nyeri county, and Mungaria is one of the factories that make up the larger group. In Kenya coffee-speak, a factory is a local cooperative based around a single washing station, and these factories typically organize themselves into larger farmers cooperative societies (FCS) for export efficiencies, farmer trainings, financing, etc. All in all, 219 farmers deliver their coffee to Mungaria, where it is washed using a single fermentation, and dried slowly on raised beds, without a post-wash soak. 

This is Huck’s second year roasting coffee from Aguthi Society and Mungaria factory, both are part of the larger Kenyan Cooperative Coffee Exporters (KCCE) network. The Kenyan coffee industry tends to be dominated by a few foreign-owned businesses, and KCCE is a collective of cooperative societies that market and export their coffee together, to keep a bit more of the benefits within Kenya. This year we were lucky enough to spend a bit of time at Mungaria and chat with factory manager Pharis Kibilenge and Robert Ndurio.

Mungaria is one of the less-established factories in the larger KCCE network, but Robert is well-known for overseeing amazing coffees, most famously at fellow Aguthi factory, Thageini. It’s no coincidence that Mungaria has been among our favorite Kenyas for the second year running.

This coffee is hella juicy, hella sweet, and deliciously complex, like all our favorite Kenyas. We're tasting tangy red currant and key lime, subtly-spiced molasses, and juicy stone fruit. It’s a great start to the 2023 Kenya season!

*** For roasting schedule, shipping, receiving & additional information, please visit out Frequently Asked Questions . And, for a primer on coffee processing, check out our Processing Basics Guide. *** 

1. Robert Ndurio, Aguthi FCS Processing Manager

2. Mungaria President Pharis Kibilenge, Mungaria Controller Bernard Waigwa, Robert Ndurio

3. Mungaria Factory, courtesy Samuel Njeru, Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters

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