PRODUCER Eaagads Estate
REGION Kiambu County
VARIETY SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11
ALTITUDE 1400–1600 meters
TASTES LIKE Dragonfruit, subtle pineapple, and piquant
SIZE 12 ounces

Roasted one business day after order.

Eaagads Estate is a coffee farm owned by Eaagads Company Limited (a company that is listed in the Nairobi stock Exchange). The farm lies in Kiambu County’s Thika Division – an area well-known as home to some of the earliest coffee farms in the country.

The Estate was originally established by Catholic Missionaries and was held by colonial settlers well into the 20th century. Although the limited company was founded very early (in the 1940s), the farm has gone through organizational changes. In the 1950s, it was split into three separate farms, all bordered by the Chanya river to their north, with different titles being commuted to different shareholders. Due to this, today the coffee plantations on the Estate bears the strange feature of being split into two parts, as the middle farm (at some point owned by the Kenyatta family – or that of the first Kenyan president!) was converted out of coffee. The ‘upper’ (Karomono) and ‘lower’ (Dichanu) farms have been re-united, but to this day a swath of non-coffee land (Karangayita) lies between them.