Baragwi Guama


Baragwi Guama

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12 oz.

*Bulk orders (2lbs+) roasted on Mondays and Thursdays, shipped next-day.

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About this coffee

Did you know Kenya is home to a number of volcanoes, both active and extinct? It depends on which resource you turn to, but upwards of 24 volcanoes have been logged. In the Kirinyaga District specifically, where Guama Village serves 3,500 small coffee producers, this rich volcanic soil is credited for the standout characteristics of the coffee coming from their co-op.

Take a sip of our latest coffee from Kenya, the Baragwi Guama...taste the smooth body and dynamic acidity? Those qualities that make this coffee so delightfully drinkable are supposedly thanks to the richness of the volcanic soil (and, of course, the farmers from The Baragwi Farmers Co-Op). This may not be a glass of wine, but if there’s ever been an example of “terroir,” this is it!

This fully washed coffee greets you with a green melon acidity while notes of grapefruit sparkle on your tongue. The rich complexity of dried apricot rounds out this medium-bodied dreamboat of a coffee. Brew it on Kalita or Chemex to really showcase its dynamic qualities, but whatever you do, take a moment to sip and savor the qualities we get to thank the Kenyan volcanoes for. Who knows? Maybe it’ll even make you say “Baragwi Guama, I lava you.”

Tasting Notes

Green Melon, Grapefruit, Dried Apricot

Brewing Recommendation

This coffee’s complexity really shines when filter brewed: we suggest the Chemex or Kalita Wave.

RATIO: 16:1 (Example: 400 grams water, 25 grams coffee produces 12 ounce cup)


REGION: Kianyaga, Kirinyaga District, Kenya

FARM/MILL: Baragwi Cooperative Society, Guama Village


ALTITUDE: 1,700 - 1,800 meters

PRODUCER: 3,500 Small Landholders

PROCESS: Fully Washed and Dried on Raised Beds

Responsibly sourced through InterAmerican Coffee Importers

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