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Kenya AB Githongo Coffee

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Regular price $24.00

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Key Lime | Papaya | Caramel
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HOW MUCH Coffee SHOULD YOU BUY?

When brewed properly, a 12oz. bag of coffee will yield 24 cups and a 5lb. bag will yield 160 cups.

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Our coffee is expertly roasted in-house to your order and ships within 2 business days of its roast date from our Phoenix, AZ Roastery.

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ABOUT KENYA AB GITHONGO COFFEE

In the cup, this coffee offers a surprisingly mild acidity for a Kenyan single origin. Instead, it leans more towards sweetness. Expect a medium body and, when first brewed, key lime and papaya at the front with a hint of black tea on the finish.  As it cools, rich caramel notes develop alongside sweet tropical fruits and dark chocolate.

ORIGIN

Farm: 1200 Small producers organized around Githongo Factory
Region: Aberdare Range, Kiambu
Process: Washed
Variety: SL-28, SL-34, K7, Ruiri 11
Elevation: 1500-2200 masl

FARM

Kenya as a coffee producer is a bit of an enigma. They occupy a top spot in specialty coffee as Kenyan coffee lots are always amongst the most expensive of any harvest. Yet, they are also a country where coffee production is unfortunately decreasing year over year. Furthermore, Kenyan coffee farmers offer traceability yet knowing what you wish to source and how to actually get it are two very different things. Suffice to say that navigating the Kenya coffee market is difficult. Compound all of the above with the fact that competition in the Kenyan coffee market is as fierce as it is. This makes sourcing prized coffee lots from Kenya feel like even more of an achievement than it maybe normally would. 

Regardless of how Kenya’s coffee industry is structured, coffee still remains a system of its people. Because Kenyan coffee farmers own their own cherry production, there is power in connecting with them. Farmers can, for example, point to the best collections from every harvest or even delay sending their lots to auction to give you another week to sample. At request, they can also change the way they separate their lots which means bringing new coffees to coffee drinkers around the worl can happen significantly quicker than it would from other countries.

In Kenyan coffee, experimentation is unequivocally not the name of the game. With washed coffees working as well as they do for them, it isn’t likely that you’ll find a coffee farm manager that is willing to mess around with experimental fermentations, flotation, or drying times.

PROCESS

Cherries are pulped then fermented in tanks for 12-48 hours before washing through grading channels and dried on raised beds for 7 – 14 days with regular turning

More Than An Online Store

The Press Coffee story begins in 2008 with Steve Kraus and wife Tram Mai who had a passion for great coffee. Not finding the quality they were looking for, they decided to start a specialty coffee shop of their own. Opening just months before the recession of 2008 Steve and his wife were tested from the very start.  Fortunately, their passion and commitment for making great coffee won the loyalty of their customers and kept them afloat. They were able to survive what was a difficult time for many much stronger and Press Coffee was born. 

Over 14 years and 9 valley locations later, Press Coffee has become an Arizona staple among specialty coffee enthusiasts while earning national recognition for their coffees. Although Press has evolved over the years, they have stayed true their beginnings: sourcing the best possible product, using only the best equipment, but most importantly finding team members that share the Press passion for amazing coffee. Remaining quality driven and community focused Press Coffee not only supports Arizona charities but the coffee farmers around the world supplying our passion.

We share our passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee, service and knowledge with our customers and community every day. We roast our coffee Monday - Friday to ensure the freshest cup, whether you're in one of our cafes or your brewing coffee by PRESS at home.

Why Choose Press Coffee Roasters?

What is specialty coffee?

Specialty coffee is a category of coffee that is formally rated and scored at least 80 out of 100. Coffee is scored using a scaled that has been created by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) to establish specific desirable attributes within coffee. You’ll often hear the term “specialty coffee shop” which refers to a cafe that serves exclusively coffee that scores over 80pts.

How do I brew my coffee?

Every way to brew coffee can be a great way! We use a Chemex in our cafes, but there are more methods available than we could begin to mention on this FAQ. The keys to great coffee for any method are grinding fresh, using great water, and maintaining an ideal ratio of coffee to water.

Is your coffee fair trade?

With every coffee we purchase, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we work with on the social, economic, and environmental level. This includes supporting sustainable growing practices, paying fair prices, and sourcing through direct relationships. With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholders farmers, combating climate change, and the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

Is your coffee organic?

We always aim to buy the best coffees available and establish long-term farming relationships. Often times these coffees are certified organic, although they are always coming from farms that have good farming practices. If a coffee is certified organic you will see that noted on the coffee’s page.

What is the roast level of your coffee?

We roast each coffee differently from each other to bring out the best qualities of each lot. Our coffees are a medium to light roast, which promotes more flavor from the beans.

What's the shelf life of coffee?

Coffee is an agricultural product at its core and, although coffee never spoils, its quality does diminish over time. We recommend using coffee within 60 days of its roast date, although we’ve had excellent cups of coffee upwards of 90 days.

What's the best way to store my coffee?

We typically recommend storing coffee in sealed Press coffee bags, in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. For larger quantities of coffee like our 5lb bags, you may choose to use an air-tight container to reduce oxidation and promote a longer shelf life.

When will my order ship?

All of our coffees are roasted to order. We roast, package, and ship coffees Monday - Friday. We typically roast on the 1st business day after and order is placed, package and ship on the 2nd. Ex. If you order on Tuesday, your coffee will be roasted Wednesday and shipped Thursday.

What is your return policy?

Because our coffee is a consumable product with a limited shelf life, we are unfortunately unable to accept returns or exchanges for online orders and subscriptions except under certain conditions such as:

- You received an incorrect item from what was ordered

- Your item was damaged in transit

If you received an incorrect item or your item was damaged in transit, please contact us by emailing info@presscoffee.com with the following information:

Your Full Name, Your Order ID, An attached photo(s) of the item(s) received

Press Coffee customer support is available Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:00pm AZ MST. We kindly ask that you do not call our retail locations for assistance with an online order as online order fulfillment and customer support is managed by a separate team. Thank you.

Help? I have a problem with my order.

Please contact us. Our friendly customer support team is available to assist Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm AZ MST.

Coffee Farm

With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholder farmers, combating climate change, and supporting the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BAD PRESS

We share our passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee, service and knowledge with our customers and community every day. We roast our coffee Monday - Friday to ensure the freshest cup, whether you're in one of our cafes or your brewing coffee by PRESS at home.

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Have a question about our coffee or placing an order online? Press Coffee customer support just an email away.

Customer Support Available Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm AZ MST

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