The coffee story

Samuel Macharia and his family have been farming Kiranga Estate since 1995. The farm is located in Kirinyaga county -Keruga town.  Over the years they have self-educated and invested in new techniques to improve coffee quality to enable fetch higher prices for their coffee. Samuel reports that the extension services, quality monitoring, training and access to farm inputs have helped him improve the quality of his coffee.

About Vava Coffee

Vava (left) develops long-term partnerships with Kenyan producers and links the 2 ends of the chain


Founded by Vava Angwenyi, 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. 

Vision

Our vision is to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the coffee industry.

Mission 

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.

Order our book and prints!

Coffee Milk Blood, limited edition


Coffee Milk Blood is a project and book inspired by my own experience as an African woman in the industry and the theme of the book touches on appropriate storytelling/depiction of producers - how we want to be seen beyond the coffee and as women, the African woman, the culture of the place as well as underpinnings of Colonialism that are the structures we still operate within in our industry. The book of which we are putting out the main version and limited edition will be a tool the industry needs especially challenging the visual context we often see of coffee origins/producing countries and the faces behind the coffee.

Order here

The process

Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped in a 2-disc pulper. Coffee is then fermented overnight. After fermentation, the parchment is washed in clean water and transferred to raised beds to sundry. On average, it takes 14 to 21 days for the parchment to dry.
KE-6-202010 Past harvest

Samuel Macharia - Kiranga Estate FW

  • $8.96 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Kenya
Variety
batian, SL28, Ruiru 11, SL34
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1650m - 1890m
Harvest period
October, 2020 - January, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
86.5 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
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Produced & offered by Vava Coffee
  • Kenya
  • Group of farms
  • 28 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 18 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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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

Samuel Macharia and his family have been farming Kiranga Estate since 1995. The farm is located in Kirinyaga county -Keruga town.  Over the years they have self-educated and invested in new techniques to improve coffee quality to enable fetch higher prices for their coffee. Samuel reports that the extension services, quality monitoring, training and access to farm inputs have helped him improve the quality of his coffee.

About Vava Coffee

Vava (left) develops long-term partnerships with Kenyan producers and links the 2 ends of the chain


Founded by Vava Angwenyi, 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. 

Vision

Our vision is to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the coffee industry.

Mission 

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.

Order our book and prints!

Coffee Milk Blood, limited edition


Coffee Milk Blood is a project and book inspired by my own experience as an African woman in the industry and the theme of the book touches on appropriate storytelling/depiction of producers - how we want to be seen beyond the coffee and as women, the African woman, the culture of the place as well as underpinnings of Colonialism that are the structures we still operate within in our industry. The book of which we are putting out the main version and limited edition will be a tool the industry needs especially challenging the visual context we often see of coffee origins/producing countries and the faces behind the coffee.

Order here

The process

Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped in a 2-disc pulper. Coffee is then fermented overnight. After fermentation, the parchment is washed in clean water and transferred to raised beds to sundry. On average, it takes 14 to 21 days for the parchment to dry.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: March, 2021
Vava Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
86.5
Seller (Pending)
86.75
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Lime, Candied fruit, Rosehip, Rose
Seller (Pending)
-
Quality comment
Algrano
Super interesting floral coffee with notes of rose, rosehip and candied orange. Generally elegant, juicy and complex in flavours. The acidity is bright and crisp. The body is medium and tea-like. We love it!
Seller (Pending)
An elegant coffee with floral, hibiscus and rose aromas. Great complexity and tea like body.
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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.

Currencies
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

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.