Enjoy the Moment Our knowledge of Origin and the relationships we’ve forged with producers there lead us to incredible discoveries each harvest. After careful consideration and quality analysis from our cupping team, those that stand out most are eligible to be included as a selection in our Pride of Kenya Micro-lot. We're certain the uniqueness and diversity of these profiles will have wide appeal. However, the limited size and availability of the batches makes the opportunity to enjoy them uncommonly rare.
Our micro-lots are defined by three essential characteristics:

Unique – special not only for the harvest, but for the overall country profile
Small – in comparison to the rest of our catalog about 25-45 bags only of each of our selections are produced, picked, and processed
Limited – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
The Cream of the Coffee Crop The auction system ensures that farmers – through their cooperatives or directly from their estates – can sell their coffees as nature has created them, without being blended with others. Full traceability is guaranteed, whether for 10 bags or 100 bags. A rigorous selection process ensures that special lots are identified and ultimately sourced.
Bidding for the Best At least 85% of Kenya coffees are sold through the unique weekly auction. This allows farmers to showcase their produce, in small traceable quantities, to a large number of potential buyers. Each day, we cup the offerings we find at auction to identify top coffees of the season and promising new farms and farmers. Those that we find to be of exceptional quality are offered in our Pride of Kenya Micro-lot selection for you to discover and enjoy.
What We Look for in a Coffee We are often asked what we look for in a coffee. We prefer to look at it the other way around—what is it that the coffee is allowing us to see, or revealing to us. We have the luxury of tasting all coffees produced in the country, and we look for very specific attributes. Great coffees will include citric acidity, berry and currant flavors, stone fruit, smooth velvety body and sweetness. Such coffees are not overly abundant and tend to shine on a counter like diamonds in the rough.
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Konyu A featured selection from Kirinyaga County on the southern slopes of the ice peaked Mt. Kenya.
  • Flavor Red berry, kiwi, white wine, meyer lemon
  • Acidity Bright
  • Body Delicate & Clear
  • Producer: Approximately 540 smallholder farmers deliver to Konyu factory, part of Kabare Farmers Co-operative Society
  • Variety: Traditional SL 28 and SL 34
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed, and sun dried on elevated drying tables
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Kiamuriuki This coffee from Tharaka Nithi county on the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya, near the Nyambene Hills, has notes of tropical fruit and sweet cream.
  • Flavor Milk chocolate, macadamia, grilled peach
  • Acidity Bright
  • Body Sticky
  • Producer: Approximately 430 smallholder farmers deliver to Kiamuriuki factory, one of the factories comprising Thuita Farmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34 with some Ruiru 11
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AB Ndimaini This coffee from Nyeri county on the foothills of the Aberdare range and Mt. Kenya has heavy floral notes, along with berry and vanilla.
  • Flavor Starfruit, vanilla, clove, ripe red berry
  • Acidity Bright
  • Body Round
  • Producer: Approximately 900 smallholder farmers deliver to the Ndimaini wet mill of Gikuyu Farmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34, with some Ruiru 11
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Gatunyu Kigio
  • Flavor Candy apple, cedar, caramel, orange zest
  • Acidity Balanced
  • Body Balanced
  • Producer: Approximately 2,600 smallholder farmers deliver to Gatunya Kigio Farmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34, some Batian
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Karundu
  • Flavor Red currant, white peach, lime zest
  • Acidity Pineapple
  • Body Lucious, syrupy
  • Producer: Approximately 2,611 smallholder farmers deliver to Gatunya Karundu Farmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Kifco
  • Flavor Spice, papaya, lime
  • Acidity Balanced
  • Body Balanced
  • Producer: 450 smallholder farmers are part of the Kifco Farmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34, some Ruiru 11
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Ndururumo Ndururumo Estate cultivates roughly 25 hectares of coffee in Nakuru County, surrounded by the Great Rift valley. Cattle ranching supplements income and produces valuable manure for the coffee grown at roughly 1,900 meters ASL in volcanic grey loam soil.
  • Flavor Vanilla, coconut, smores, mint
  • Acidity Bright
  • Body Syrupy
  • Producer: Ndururumo Estate
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34 with some Ruiru 11
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Rioki Coffee was introduced into Kiambu county on the southern slopes of the Aberdare range in 1911. In 1970 this estate was bought by the current owners to become a successful “co-operative style” business. Rioki Estate has approximately 3,000 share-hold farmers growing coffee on 242 hectares.
  • Flavor Pink grapefruit, pine nut, tangerine, baking spices
  • Acidity Citrus zest
  • Body Creamy
  • Producer: Approximately 2,611 smallholder farmers deliver to Gatunya Rioki Harmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Thiaru Thiaru Estate has approximately 5,000 trees owned by a small group of farmers who collectively manage the crop. Nyeri county, in the Othaya location, with clear view of Mt. Kenya. The Estate was formerly registered in 2005 with current production of 40,000 kgs of ripe cherry each season, grown at 1,700 meters ASL in red volcanic soils rich in organic matter.
  • Flavor Roasted tomato, tart cranberry, toasted walnuts, rosemary
  • Acidity Balanced
  • Body Balanced
  • Producer: Approximately 2,600 smallholder farmers deliver to Gatunya Thiaru Harmers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AB Ragati The Ragati wet mill, located in Kirinyaga county on the southern slopes of ice peaked Mt. Kenya, draws fresh water from the swift flowing Ragati river to process its coffee. Roughly 800 smallholder farmers deliver to Ragati factory, one of 9 factories comprising Kibirigwi Farmers Co-operative Society. This plot grows at roughly 1,700 meters ASL in red, volcanic soils rich in organic matter.
  • Flavor Jasmine, strawberry rhubarb, bananas foster
  • Acidity Balanced
  • Body Creamy
  • Producer: Approximately 800 smallholder farmers deliver to Ragati factory, Kibirigwi Farmers Cooperative.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34, some Ruiru 11
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables.
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Pride of Kenya Micro-lot: AA Gathiruini This coffee grown in the rich, volcanic soil of Kiambu on the southern slopes of the Aberdare range. Roughly 760 smallholder farmers deliver to Gathiruini factory, one of 13 wet mills comprising Komothai Coffee Growers Co-operative Society. Coffee is the principle economic activity in this region supplemented by diary farming.
  • Flavor Grape, dark chocolate, stone fruit, brown sugar
  • Acidity Balanced
  • Body Balanced
  • Producer: Approximately 760 smallholder farmers deliver to Gathiruini factory, one of 13 wet mills comprising Komothai Coffee Growers Cooperative Society.
  • Variety: AA grade, screen 18 up
  • Processing: Hand-picked, dry fermented, fully washed and sundried on elevated drying tables
Place an order Download Fact Sheet
Continue your exploration of Kenya: Lenana AA and AB