Our African Coffee Sampler gives you a wonderful opportunity to sample the best of the best of African Coffees. Overall, African Coffee is different than South American Coffee by its robust natural flavors. Deep and earthy, well rounded with natural fruit or lemon notes. Grown at high elevations and picked by hand, these fair trade coffees are meticulously grown, harvested, packed, shipped with quality always at the forefront.
The African Coffee Sampler contains 6 - 2 oz. pouches of these very fine coffees. A 2 oz. pouch makes 10 -12 standard cups of coffee. These coffees are unique, and most have been purchased at special auctions. They will all be roasted perfection by our master roaster.
You will receive one each of the following 6 coffees:
1. Kenya AA Select
2. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
3. Burundi Kibingo Kayanza Honey Processed
4. Congo Muungano
5. Rwanda Ibisi Mountain
6. Tanzania Kilimanjaro Plantation
1. Kenya AA Select:
Our Kenya AA is deeply complex with a powerful wine-toned acidity and full body. Its complexity includes fruit flavors alternating with spice. Deep and rich, Kenya is often considered the pinnacle of true African Coffees. This coffee is another one of our favorites and possesses a very loyal following. Once you experience our Kenya, nothing else quite measures up.
2. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe:
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is one of the best African coffees on the market today. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is thought to be the original coffee, discovered centuries ago. Light to medium roasted allows you to enjoy the wonderful undertones inherent with this bean. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe makes for a great cup of coffee with its natural bright floral and mellow tasting notes. It is smooth and mild, with a lemony/nutty tasting notes profile finish.
3. Burundi Kibingo Kayanza Honey Processed
This wonderful offering of Burundi Kibingo Honey Processed in itself is a very unique and hidden gem in the coffee world. When we sampled this bean we knew we had to make it available for our coffee club members and valued customers.
The Kibingo Central Washing Station is located in the Kayanza commune in northern Burundi. It handles crops from approximately 3600 registered growers. Each producer harvests from an average of 300 trees. The station itself has 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks, and a drying field with 170 raised beds. Kayanza is one of the most reputable growing regions of Burundi. Soils are rich and volcanic, while the growing conditions are optimal all year.
Tasting notes: Caramel, Jasmine, Orange, and a nice acidity
4. Congo Muungano: Women's Lot Fair Trade
Congo Muungano - Women's Lot Fair Trade coffee was a special purchase at the Grounds for Health Auction
Cupping notes: Brown Sugar, warm spice, and green apple, with an 85 point cup score
Grown in South Kivu at an altitude of 6562 feet above sea level
5. Rwanda Ibisi Mountain:
Rwanda Ibisi Mountain Micro-Lot coffee was a special purchase at the Grounds for Health Auction. This coffee cups at 86 points, and has characteristics of Pear, Plum, and Baked Apple with a juicy mouthful. One of our Coffee Club members did a product review and simply said " BOLD, not for the meek"
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Grown: Southern Nyamagabe at an altitude of 5250 feet above sea level
6. Tanzania Kilimanjaro Plantation:
Origin – Tanzania
Location at Origin – Mount Kilimanjaro
Name of Farm – Kilimanjaro Estate
Grade – AA
Processing method – Fully Washed
Altitude – 2,000 – 2,500 meters above sea level
Varietal – K9, N39 & Batian
Cupping Notes – cinnamon, light milk chocolate, stone fruits
Grown on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, this estate has the ideal growing conditions for exceptional coffees. With volcanic soil, indigenous shade trees and glacier-fed rivers Mount Kilimanjaro Plantation thrives.
Mount Kilimanjaro focuses on the health of their coffees and their community. MKE ensures that they can offer medical care, insurance, retirement plans for long-term employees, HIV training and testing, scholarships for local schools, and large investments in community projects. Mount Kilimanjaro strives to harmonize coffee quality, people, and the environment. As a large coffee estate in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Plantation is aware of its environmental responsibility and has set standards that meet the requirements of UTZ certification. MKE is continuously and conscientiously reviewing these standards.
This washed coffee is grown at 2,000 – 2,500 meters above sea level and is made up of KP, N39 and Batian varietals.
Together, these 6 African coffees are truly the best of the best. Try this sampler to find out which you love the most. We also have each of these coffees available in larger sized bags.
Wonderful variety of coffees in the African Sampler. Each Single Origin coffee reflects the "terroir" (to use a wine term) of each country with distinct aromas, body, flavors and caffeine content.