About African Coffee Club
African Coffee Club: Our Story
African Coffee Club was started as part of due diligence to determine the demand for home delivery of coffee in the US. What we discovered in the process of interviewing coffee drinkers is that not only do coffee drinkers wish to locate unique, high-quality single-origin coffee but, more importantly, to learn about the growers in a very personal way.
Using our connections in Kenya, we were able to locate several coffee growers willing to exclusively sell their coffee beans in the US with us. The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auction system. About 70% of Kenya coffee is produced by small- scale holders with about 150,000 coffee farmers in Kenya overall. After multiple taste tests, we selected our first grower, Esryne Njoki, who is one of the most successful coffee growers in the Aberdare Range where the acidic soil in highlands of central Kenya offer just the right amount of sunlight and rainfall to provide excellent conditions for growing coffee plants.
We repeated this process and are very proud to be able to offer coffee to our subscribers from the following countries:
- Ivory Coast
Why Whole Beans?
At the African Coffee Club, we are proud to offer whole coffee beans to our subscribers. Have you ever sliced an apple and tried to keep the slices fresh? That is exactly what happens when you grind whole coffee beans. It is extremely difficult to keep ground coffee at its peak freshness. Our commitment to freshness is witnessed in our best practice of shipping your beans within 2 weeks of roasting them.
We recommend using a burr grinder as they cut beans in a uniform manner and many burr grinders sell on Amazon for as little as $20.
We roast your beans in Los Angeles, CA and ship to anywhere in the Continental US.