Kichwa Tembo means “elephant head” in Swahili, and for Cafe Imports, this mark represents the strength in the cups. Our Kichwa Tembo signature offerings present a classic, hardworking Kenya profile with citrus fruit like grapefruit, bright and tangy acidity, balanced sweetness, and some of the complexity expected from a Kenyan. We strive to offer high-quality Kichwa Tembo coffees as a price-conscious complement to our more traceable microlot offerings from this fabled growing country.
Kenya - Kichwa Tembo
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Variety: Sl-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7, French Mission
Altitude: 1800–2300 masl
Proc. Method: Washed
Harvest Schedule: August–January (main, or late crop); April–July (fly, or early crop)
Rich, juicy and sweet with big fruit acidity and a heavy mouthfeel; lots of caramelized sugar, sugar cane juice, and cherry flavors.