Celebrating the flavours and traditions of our Africa coffees! We have a variety of Africa coffees that would make for a perfect start to your day! There's so much to learn and so many places to visit!
Celebrating the flavours and traditions of our Africa coffees!
We have a variety of Africa coffees that would make for a perfect start to your day! There's so much to learn and so many places to visit! We have coffees from DR Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, and Rwanda that will jump start your day!
Kenyan coffees are well known for their bright acidity and this coffee is no exception! Kenya Sasini Estate is sweet and balanced with flavours of marshmallow, soft fruits and brown butter. Estates such as Sasini continue a legacy of many generations of coffee production, supported by unparalleled local knowledge and experience.
We move to another country that has gained a reputation for some of the most sought after coffees in the world- Ethiopia. Our award-winning Ethiopia Awash River comes from the Yirgacheffe region. With the river as a rich source of clean water, the combination of high altitude, fertile soils and abundant sunshine provides ideal conditions for Arabica coffees! This is an interesting and exciting mix of intense sweet mango, tropical fruits and blueberry!
Another delicious (and NEW addition) from Ethiopia is our Ethiopia Dumerso coffee! This coffee has complex flavours of cranberry and blueberry balanced with hints of lavender and floral notes. The local indigenous ' heirloom' varietals which grow wild in Ethiopia are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for a delicious cup of coffee. This coffee is incredibly unique and a well-rounded example of the wonderful coffees from this region.
Next stop: Zambia! This is our first coffee from this region, Zambia Kateshi Estate. Kateshi Estate was one of the first coffee estates in Zambia, established in 1972. Kateshi Estate is in the Northern Province. The Northern Province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude. This delicious coffee is well-balanced with hints of citrus, nectarine, orange, and flavours of milk chocolate!
We're heading to Malawi! This is one of our newest coffees, from the East African country of Malawi Mchezi Hill! This coffee comes from Mchezi Hill Estate, located in in Kasungu, Central Malawi. The Mchezi Hill estate pride themselves on attention to detail and strict quality standards. Well-rounded, this coffee has flavours of fruit salad, apple, and jam - it's like summer in your coffee cup!
Another stop on our tour leads us to Burundi. It’s our Kirundo Ndava produced in one of the 700 smallholder farms in the northeast of Burundi near the Tanzania border. Bourbon varieties are often grown in Burundi, and are well-known for their sweetness and body. That contributes to the big body, citrus and bright acidity that Burundian coffees are known for. With its clean, balanced flavours of intense sweet cranberry, crab apple and lime, this coffee is a great example!
Our next stop is a short trip away to Uganda where we source beans for our Uganda Bukhanakwa with flavour notes of Mars bar, lemon, lime, and grape! This is Velo’s first coffee sourced from Uganda and it’s from the Mount Elgron region; an extinct volcano that is thought to have once been higher than Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Bukhanakwa community has very good coffee, some growing up to 2,100 masl. How’s that for a “fun fact” of the day?!
Don't worry, we're almost there! Next we head to Rwanda for our Rwanda Nyungwe! This coffee has a delicious flavours of lemon, fudge, green apple, peach iced tea. It is a perfectly balanced cup that is sweet, sharp and juicy all at the same time. The conditions in Nyungwe are typical for Rwanda- ‘the land of a thousand hills’. It is rugged and mountainous with rich volcanic soils, plentiful sunshine and ample rainfall. This creates the perfect conditions for delicious, high-quality coffee.
Ladies and gentlemen this brings us to our LAST stop on the Africa coffee tour: DR Congo! Our DR Congo Mikeno Mountain Kivu has tasty flavours of raisins, milk chocolate, and summer fruits! This is an acclaimed coffee across both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Africa. The farmers from this region have achieved a variety of distinctions and awards for the excellent beans that they grow and process.
This concludes our tour of our delicious, exciting, and unique Africa coffees! We hope you learned a little something, and maybe even found your new favourite coffee along the way!