Our Coffee

At Mijn Kitchen we proudly use locally grown coffee beans from Satemwa Tea and Coffee Estate in our freshly brewed coffees.Satemwa Tea Estates was founded in 1923 by the Scottish emigrant Mclean Kay and is one of the last remaining family-owned Tea & Coffee Estates in Malawi. The Satemwa Tea Estate is hidden away in the Shire Highlands in the Southern part of Malawi, at an altitude of 1000 – 1200 m above sea level. There are two seasons in Malawi; there is a main rainy season from December to March and a dry season for the remainder of the year. This dry season is cool at the start, and hot at the end near the wet season. These different seasons create the unique Malawian terroir for tea and coffee as it creates the ability for the estate to play around with different cultivars in different seasons for different types of tea and coffee.

Satemwa Cherrie Plucking
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Satemwa planted their first coffee plants in the seventies. Today the focus is on micro lots from older varieties like Geisha, Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Satemwa exports some coffee to coffee roasters and lovers in Europe and South Africa but they also roast and pack for the local and regional retail market as a single estate gourmet coffee brand.

At Mijn Kitchen we proudly use Satemwa coffee beans in our selection of freshly brewed coffees to support local businesses but also to ensure you experience and enjoy the fresh taste of Malawian coffee at our coffee shop.

Satemwa Coffee Drying
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