About Us

Discover Africa One Cup at a Time

We created African Coffee Club because everyone wishes they had more time to learn about the world. Africa has some of the best coffee beans on the planet and we have scoured the Dark Continent to offer you exclusively sourced single-origin coffee beans from some of the world's most successful independent growers. 

The Founders

Denis Lesak, Co-Founder

Denis Lesak has over 12 years of experience as a Sr. Product Designer for such brands as Toyota, Subaru, Marriott, Hyatt, Nordstrom, and Ticketmaster plus a wide range of start-ups. He has traveled multiple times to Africa and witnessed first hand the innovation taking place all over Africa. He is passionate about building products that capitalize on user-centered design thinking that consistently measure user's emotional connection to a brand's touch points. He resides in Los Angeles, CA and was born in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Mukurima Muriuki, Co-Founder

Mukurima Muriuki has over 5 years as a successful entrepreneur as Founder of the African Warrior Magazine and 10 years as Sr Director, Accountant for Goodwill. He is proudly born and raised in a small rural town called Baricho, Kenya. He migrated to the USA to complete his college degree in Accounting from UCLA and recently completed his MBA from UC-Dominguez Hills. He is passionate about serving the worldwide Kenyan Diaspora with stories of innovative Kenyans who succeed against all odds both in and outside of Kenya. He resides in Los Angeles, CA. 

Our Story

We started African Coffee Club as part of our due diligence to determine the demand for home delivery of coffee in the US. What we discovered in our 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:

  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Congo
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cameroon
  • Burundi
  • Rwanda
  • Malawi
  • Senegal
  • Angola

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.