Shipping: December – January
Best Shipping: February – May, August – September
Harvest: March, May, August, October
Best Harvest: November – February, June – July
Taylor Winch Kenya
Denis Pritt Road
Opposite St. George’s High School
Nairobi, Kenya 00100
+ 254 20 27 15 051
Facts About Kenya
Coffee was first planted in Kenya at the end of the 19th century and introduced to indigenous smallholders in the 1940s. Cup qualities today range from the complex intense citric acidity and berry flavors of coffees grown by smallholders in the Mt. Kenya highlands to the heavy-bodied chocolaty coffees from the estate sector.
Kenya coffees are predominantly fully washed, sun dried on elevated tables and conditioned in parchment for several weeks before being hulled and graded for export in commercial dry mills. From there, marketing agents warehouse, catalogue for auction and sample the coffees out to prospective buyers. At least 85 percent of the coffees are sold through the weekly Tuesday auction to exporters, with the balance sold as “direct sales” to overseas buyers.
Taylor Winch Ltd. was established in the early 1960s, and Volcafe took a minority equity interest in 1981. The firm became a fully owned subsidiary of the Volcafe Group in 2006. An employee-led passion and commitment to product and service quality have ensured that the company remains a leading shipper of Kenya coffees.
The weekly coffee auction allows farmers to showcase their produce, in small traceable quantities, to a large number of potential buyers. Top coffees of the season are identified and purchased and subsequently handled as small, unique packages, fully traceable back to their coffee factory or grower
Our Lenana, crafted from fully traceable sources of supply in Embu, Kirinyaga and Nyeri counties, takes its name from one of the peaks of Mt. Kenya and epitomizes a typical top Kenya coffee. Citric acidity, berry flavor complexity and a velvety body all combine to produce a balanced cup, consistent throughout the year.