After a long search, we finally found a Kenya worthy of the high auction prices to follow in the footsteps of our Githiru. This unique Kenya AA from Central highlands in known for its distinct Kenya flavor. Floral and slightly fruity [ red berries ] on the nose with flavors of citrus, raspberries, and watermelon on the tongue. Lingers sweetly with light fruit notes a pleasingly long time. Nice body and balance. A cup with strength and complex flavors.
This wet process and sun dried coffee comes from a various Estates across the high grown regions of central Kenya. NGUVU is a Swahili name, which represents power, associated with a positive meaning of richness.
Kenya AA coffee is produce by the Kikuyu, which is the largest tribe in Kenya - about 22% of Kenya's total population. During the Banti migration the Kikuyu had moved to highlands of Kenya and settled around Mount Kenya region. Kikuyu fiercely resisted British administration after they were force to give up their fertile land to colonial rulers. They spearheaded the Mau Mau rebellion, which finally lead to the county's independence in 1963. Kikuyu believe Nagi (their God) lives at the peak of Mount Kenya known locally as Kirinyaga, the shinning mountain. It been said to believe Nagi took a man name Gikuyu to Kirinyaga, where he pointed to a fig tree and told him to build his home there, which is now known as Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga. When Gikuyu went to build his home he meet a woman called Mumbi. Together, they had nine daughters who consequently founded the nine clans of the Kikuyu tribe.
Kikuyu people are predominantly farmers who grow majors crop of coffee and tea, however, they also harvest maize, beans, potatoes and fruits. Among all other things, the Kikuyu raise and keep cattle, sheep and goats. The Kikuyu are known to be good business people who live in major cities and neighbored towns around Mount Kenya.