Tambaya AB



Tambaya is a small coffee factory in Karatina, Nyeri two hours north of Nairobi. The locale surrounding the wet mill is a verdant green and extremely hilly; a striking contrast to the rich red volcanic soil that makes this region so fertile. 1000 local smallholder members each deliver cherry directly to the wet mill for processing during harvest. SL28 and SL34 are almost exclusively grown in this region with each smallholder farming around 250 trees each.

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Regular price £8.75

  • Region


  • Varietal

    SL 28 and SL 34

  • Elevation

    1550 masl

  • Producer

    Various Smallholders

  • Process


Tambaya is part of the well-known Rumukia Society; membership means that it benefits directly from the management and social programs implemented by this quality and socially focused cooperative. Membership of the society is however optional; annually a vote is taken by all members of the washing station regarding which, if any, society it wishes to align with. Over the years we’ve had some excellent coffees from factories within the Rumukia society and are pleased to be able to feature another washing stations coffee from this progressive, forward thinking society.




This coffee brews exceptionally well as a Kalita Wave. Try a dose of 18 grams of freshly ground coffee, brewed with 280 ml of freshly boiled, filter water. Aim for an extraction time of 2:30 minutes, which should deliver a crisp, delicate cup. We’re in love with this season Tambaya; It’s packed full of fresh fruit flavours, think cherry and apricot. These fruit notes are contrasted with an intriguing finish, similar to peppermint tea. This coffee really opens up as it cools, so take your time and savor!