Padre Coffee

Kenya, Kaguyu AB - Single Origin Espresso

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The latest addition to our single-origin menu is Kenya Kaguyu AB, a coffee that holds fast to Kenya’s reputation for bright, complex berry qualities as well as sweetness and intense acidity.


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Single Origin Coffee Description

This coffee is from the Kaguyu Factory, a cooperative located in the Kirinyaga region servicing 850 smallholder producers. Most farmers in this region own less than a hectare of land and grow an average of 200 coffee plants per farm.

Our lot is made up of two varieties of the famous SL series - SL-28 and SL-34 - a varietal quite common across the country. The acronym SL stands for Scott Laboratories, a research organisation tasked to develop high-quality coffee varieties between 1934 and 1963. SL-28 and SL-34 are high yielding varietals that produce exceptional quality at high altitudes and are drought resistant in part thanks to the red volcanic soil which is prevalent in the region. 

Another contributing factor to Kenya’s distinct flavour profile is their double fermentation washed process, a method unique to Kenyan coffees. Double fermentation is labour intensive, requiring a lot of water and bulky resources. This version of the washed processing method also must be executed with care, consistency, and precision.

The investment in effort pays dividends for our Kenya Kaguyu with a clean, crisp and distinctive profile. You can expect notes of plum, goji berries, caramel, fresh butter and a vibrant grapefruit acidity. It’s a flavour profile we love. We think you’ll love it too.

Coffee Breakdown

Washed - 100% SL-28, SL-34 and Ruiru 11 grown by 850 members of the Ndia division of Kirinyaga county at an altitude of 1750 masl.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 21.5g
  • YIELD - 36g
  • TIME - 35-37secs
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:1.67

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

If you need help with any of our coffees, please reach out through and we’ll guide you along through the coffee journey.

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