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Kenya - Kangunu AA Washed

Size: 250g
Grind: Whole Bean

Kenya - Kangunu AA Washed

We first visited the Kianderi co-operative in December 2016 and have been buying their coffee every since. They produce some of the best Kenyan coffees are are very excited to have this AA high cup score lot from the most recent harvest. 

Varietal –  SL28, SL34, Ruiru and Batian
Preparation – Washed (dry ferment)
Location – Muranga county
Altitude – 1700+ masl
Importer - Horsham Coffee Roaster

We visited the Kangunu co-operative washing station in 2016 and have been buying coffee from them and importing it directly most years since the initial visit. The coffee that they produce has always been excellent and we love being able to source directly from the same producers every year.

In Kenya, coffee is milled and sorted by size to separate by shape, and the most common are the AA, AB and PB (at least within the speciality coffee industry). This coffee is an AA which is the second-largest bean size. 

Coffee dry mill in Kenya

Producer Info:

The Kangunu co-operative processes coffee from just over 2000 producers in and around the Muranga county. If you click on the link you can see the exact location on google maps. Coffee is hand-harvested from small-hold farms and delivered daily for processing. Coffee is pulped to remove fruit and dry fermented in tanks for about 12 hours. The coffee is then graded in channels to separate by density and then soaked in clean water for about 8 hours. After the second soak, the coffee is dried on raised tables for 2 to 3 weeks. The co-operative and producers are Rainforest Alliance certified.

Kenya Kangunu coffee

Tasting Notes:

Kenya produces some of the worlds most complex washed coffees with high cup scores. This is a great example of a clean, juicy Kenyan coffee with wonderful blackcurrant, rhubarb and brown sugar tasting notes.


This coffee works for all brew methods but can be a challenge for espresso due to the light roast and high acidity. We prefer this coffee brewed as a filter without milk.

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as whole bean and pre-ground, but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Complex delicious coffee

This coffee has an amazing depth of flavour in espresso form - especially when combined with steamed oat milk. New favourite :)

Wesley Shaw

Great coffee

Impressive coffee

Very strong juicy blackcurrant and brown sugar of this coffee bean as mentioned on the label - it refills a lively vibe of mine for staring new day. Love it!

Great coffee everytime

I have used Horsham Coffee Roasters for the last 2 years and have been happy with every bag of beans I’ve purchased.

Edvardas Sepeliovas