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Kenya - Mchana AB

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After the Second World War, the situation in the Far East remained unstable and the future of foreign investments was quite uncertain. A French Group with large interests in palm oil and rubber plantations in Malaysia decided to look for agricultural investments in East Africa as a security in case of adverse development in Asia.

In February 1950, they sent their agent, Mr. Jas Nicoll, with a comfortable check book and a very large mandate (any country and almost any crop) to East Africa. Very quickly he came to the conclusion that an investment in coffee plantations in Kenya was the answer to his quest.

In a few months he managed to set up a company (Socfinaf) and acquired the first coffee estate in April 1950. It was N'gewe Estate (619 acres with 200 acres planted with coffee). In the description of this estate that he sent to his colleagues in Malaysia, we read: "N'Gewe means "Little Paradise" as it should be since it is a sort of Rantau Panjang with a replica of the Maison des Palmes in White Highlands style: Orchids are only replaced by roses and carnations, flame of forests by sugar blooming jacarandas and wooden floor are made of cear instead of Changai while the Bukit Fraser range is replaced by the snow clad Mount Kenya."

 

ROAST TYPE: Filter
  
FARM: Mchana Estate

ALTITUDE: 1600 - 1800 masl

LOCATION: Ruiru

PREPARATION: Washed
  
VARIETY: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 - AB
 
 

- All of our coffee is packed in 250g and 1kg fully recyclable boxes and bags.

- All coffee orders of 1 x 250g are sent in our letter box friendly bag, orders over 1 x 250g are sent in boxes.

- We roast our coffee on a Tuesdays and Wednesdays

- If you would like to ask any questions, drop us an email:  info@crafthousecoffee.co.uk

 

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