[Single] Kenya Thambana Kiungu Washed
[Single] Kenya Thambana Kiungu Washed
[Single] Kenya Thambana Kiungu Washed
[Single] Kenya Thambana Kiungu Washed

[Single] Kenya Thambana Kiungu Washed

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Kenya Thambana Kiungu

Thambana Farmers Co-operative Society is situated in Embu county, near Embu town. The soil in the area is very fertile and the location is very close to the Mount Kenya forest. The cooperative has two factories, called Kiungu and Kathima. There are over 800 local farmers delivering coffee to the processing station. After being harvested, all the cherries undergo hand sorting. During this process, all the under- and overripe as well as defective cherries are sorted out. After pulping, the parchment is fermented overnight and then “washed” the next day. This removes the sticky mucilage from the bean but also enables the cooperative to grade the parchment by density. By the end of this process, the parchment has been graded into P1, P2, P3 and P lights. Most of the farmers collect the coffee pulp from the factories and use it to produce a natural fertiliser for their coffee trees. Besides coffee, the farmers have been advised to diversify their crop by cultivating banana, macadamia, avocado and mango to provide income throughout the year.


Roaster's Thoughts

Kenyan coffees are well-known for bright acidity and floral, tea-like aromas. Thambana Kiungu also has these characteristics and amazing juiciness as well as rounded mouthfeel which is the best part of this coffee.


How this coffee is roasted

This coffee is light roasted but slightly more developed in order to highlight its juiciness as well as its rounded mouthfeel. Tasted flavour notes of blackcurrant, lime and caramel.


Basic Information

  • Origin: Kenya

  • Region: Embu

  • Farm: Thambana Kiungu

  • Altitude: 1,600-1,800masl

  • Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11

  • Process: Washed

  • Best Ageing Window: 16-23 days

  • Best as: Pourover Filter, Espresso


How to brew this coffee

  • Espresso: 22g dose, 42g beverage yield, 23s extraction time

  • Flavour Profile: Green Apple, Blackcurrant, Green Tea

  • Milk: 23g dose, 46g beverage yield, 33s extraction time, 150g milk

  • Flavour Profile: Caramel, Black Currant

  • Pourover Filter: 15g dose, 45g water + 30s blooming, 2m 00s extraction time, total 225g water


  • Flavour Profile: Blackcurrant, Green tea, Lime, Green Apple, Caramel

Roasting Date & Dispatch

A. We do our production roasting on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except public holidays), and roasted coffees are stored in the warehouse for a few days for the dispatch of orders. 

B. All the coffees are sent from the stock(warehouse) unless it requires a specific roasting date. Thus, the coffees you will receive will be between 2 and 7 days after the roasting. 

C. If a specific roasting date is requested, it might take a little longer (1-2 days) to get delivered.

D. All orders are dispatched on the next day (except public holidays). 

Refund & Delivery Policy

Returns are only accepted with prior approval from Normcore Coffee where a return authority number will be issued and must be with 14 days of invoice as this coffee is a fresh product. A 15% restocking fee applies and the item must be unused and the packaging in new condition.

Coffee Beans: should be undamaged, the bag should not be opened, should be stored as whole bean condition(ground bean is not accepted).

Equipment: should be undamaged, the package should not be opened.Normcore Coffee will also accept returns in accordance with New South Wales and Australian law. 


We have a free shipping for all purchases over $40. Any orders under $40 will be charged $9.5(NSW, ACT), $11(VIC, QLD), $13(NT, WA, SA, TAS) for a regular shipping by Australia Post. This usually takes 3-5 business days(NSW) and the other states might take longer than this depending on the demands at the Australia Post.

Express shipping is available everywhere in Australia and takes 1-3 business days to arrive. The fee is varied depending on the location of the delivery. Furthermore, the free shipping for over $40 value does not correspond to the express shipping. Please understand that the interstate delivery fees are increased due to the increase from Australia Post.

Pickup From Store option is available once a week. All the orders placed before Sunday 23:59 are going to be delivered on Tuesday and be ready to be picked up.