New Harvest Coffee Roasters

Featured in December 2011 Box

This coffee from Kenya’s Rumukia Cooperative Society has a history of being impolite.The village of Tambaya, which roughly translates to “manners,” was given its name byBritish colonists who were surprised when the locals resisted their takeover, displaying,in their opinion, bad manners. Why that surprised them is beyond us. What we do knowis that this blend of SL-28 and SL-34 varieties from New Harvest Coffee Roasters was astandout on our cupping table. If there’s such a thing as ambrosia, this just might be it:heavy, syrupy body and flavors of brown sugar and crème brûlée give way to nectarineacidity and a clean, dry grapefruit finish.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    New Harvest Coffee Roasters
    Pawtucket Rhode Island
  • Producer

    Rumukia Cooperative Society
  • Origin

    Nyeri, Kenya
  • Varieties

    SL-28, SL-34
  • Elevation

    1,700 - 1,800 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed with fresh river water from the Gura River. Sun-dried.
  • Our Notes

    A heavy, syrupy body and flavors of brown sugar and creme brulee give way to nectarine acidity and a clean, dry grapefruit finish.