We collaborated with Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893 for the Spring 2022 Spice Club to create an African Spice Coffee blend inspired by a traditional Kenyan coffee drink known as "Kahawa Chungu," which is a spiced coffee enjoyed black or with sugar and milk.
For this beautifully balanced spiced coffee, Kahawa 1893's freshly ground medium roast coffee is blended with our cinnamon verum, cardamom seeds and cloves sourced directly from smallholder farmers in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Cinnamon verum brings notes of brown sugar and orange peel to the blend, cardamom brings haunting sweetness and clove’s spicy warmth rounds out the blend.
Brew this coffee as desired and add milk of your choice for a warming beverage in the morning, or try it as a cold brew over ice with an orange twist for an afternoon pick-me-up! Not into a cuppa? No problem! This coffee makes a fabulously rich addition to brownies, chocolate cakes and meat rubs (try it on steak, trust us).
- Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Process: Roasted and ground
- Ingredients: Ground coffee, cinnamon verum, cardamom, cloves
- Size: 4 oz bag
ABOUT KAHAWA 1893
Founded by Margaret Nyamumbo, the daughter of three generations of coffee farmers in Kenya, Kahawa 1893 sources excellent coffee directly from women farmers in Kenya and Rwanda. They celebrate coffee’s African origins while focusing on ethical compensation and sustainable business practices. The coffee beans are roasted to perfection in their facility in San Francisco, California.
Learn more at kahawa1893.com
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Really great for cold brew
I’m not normally a flavored coffee person but for some reason was intrigued by this one and decided to give it a try. I do think the spice blend was really well done - just enough and not too much. It was a nice change of pace from my usual coffee but I didn’t love it enough to purchase again.
Smooth and balanced
I thought I was a dyed-in-the-wool dark roast coffee drinker, but this medium roast was so pleasant, enhanced by a perfectly balanced spice combination. Thank you, B&B Spice Club, for introducing me to Kahawa 1893!
I used the African spiced coffee as a rub on my baby back ribs under the B.B.Q. sauce, will try as a beverage soon.
Best flavor combinations!!