The coffee story

The words Ol Donyo Sabuk mean "large mountain" in Maa - a tribal language spoken by the Maasai community in Kenya. This coffee is from the Ol Donyo Sabuk Coffee farm located in Machakos County. A region with great coffees that need to be highlighted and shared more with the rest of the coffee world. Machakos County is located in Kenya's Eastern Highlands, about 100 km from Nyeri County. The weather in this region is perfect for other crops such as fruit trees, avocado and banana trees, that help substitute producer income , bee keeping is another popular activity as well.

The process

Sometimes referred to as ‘’the dry process,’’ coffee is dried inside the intact coffee cherry and as such requires little to no water. Ripe coffee cherries are harvested and laid out on raised coffee beds where they are raked and turned frequently to maintain even drying. In this process the sugars and flavours of the cherry itself are imparted to the bean contributing to a natural coffee characteristic.
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Ol Donyo Sabuk

  • $10.13 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Kenya
Variety
SL28, Ruiru 11, SL34
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1600m - 1850m
Harvest period
July, 2021 - October, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
84.0 points
Available quantity
55 X 60 kg bags
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments available
    • FCA pickup in Bremen from January, 2022
      Orders possible until 2021-10-31
  • Custom shipments available
  • Doorstep delivery available
    We can arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Vava Coffee
  • Kenya
  • Group of farms
  • 22 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 16 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

"We´ve known about Vava Angwenyi and her work for a few years and was finally able to visit in early 2020. We just love her approach to coffee and her understanding of the larger picture of the impact the industry currently has and the potential for improvement. Vava Specialty Coffee seeks to create sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers as well as integrate more women and youth within the entire supply chain, and we are all into that. And also – the coffees we´ve had the pleasure of roasting and introduced are just great!"

Andreas Rød Borge, Nord Brenneri As

"Usually, when people hear of Vava, they think of her impact on the community and coffee industry, but it's worth mentioning that this great work also reflects on all the coffee that comes from Vava. Beautiful, crisp and complex washed lots, this year (2021) we had the opportunity to get a natural processed that still tastes like a typical Kenya but with an added layer of sweetness."

Nikola Suinko, Bell Lane Coffee
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Nord Brenneri As
Bell Lane Coffee

New to Algrano, B-Corp, Farmer empowerment

Vava Coffee is a Certified B-Corp with a social enterprise business model that has a network of coffee producers in different regions of East Africa.Vava coffee exports, roasts and consults on coffee value chains, the company aims to contribute to better future prospects for coffee communities   and the industry as a whole. We are geared towards sustainable livelihoods for the people and communities we work with. Our vision is to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the Coffee industry.Located in the picturesque Kajiado county inhabited by the calm yet courageous Maasai community, we work in this atypical coffee growing region to influence and transform communities by providing economic empowerment opportunities using coffee - we do this through trade, education and capacity building with a sharp focus on elevating the opportunities for women and girls in these communities.

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The coffee story

The words Ol Donyo Sabuk mean "large mountain" in Maa - a tribal language spoken by the Maasai community in Kenya. This coffee is from the Ol Donyo Sabuk Coffee farm located in Machakos County. A region with great coffees that need to be highlighted and shared more with the rest of the coffee world. Machakos County is located in Kenya's Eastern Highlands, about 100 km from Nyeri County. The weather in this region is perfect for other crops such as fruit trees, avocado and banana trees, that help substitute producer income , bee keeping is another popular activity as well.

The process

Sometimes referred to as ‘’the dry process,’’ coffee is dried inside the intact coffee cherry and as such requires little to no water. Ripe coffee cherries are harvested and laid out on raised coffee beds where they are raked and turned frequently to maintain even drying. In this process the sugars and flavours of the cherry itself are imparted to the bean contributing to a natural coffee characteristic.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: August, 2021
Vava Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
84.0
Seller (Pending)
85.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Citrus fruit, Tropical fruit, Red ripe fruit, Dark fruit, Candy-like
Seller (Pending)
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Quality comment
Algrano
Fruity, at it's best when cooled, got better when cooled,well balanced with medium body and mild acidity.
Seller (Pending)
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FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.