Kenya Zahabu AB

Kenay Zahabu AB

• Ripe fruit

• Nice Body

• Full Flavor cup

• Caramel

We have again a AB coffee from Cooperative Societies, Nyeri – Kirinyaga.
This AB is not the biggest in screen size but tends to go more towards the peaberry and this way showing more body then most AA’s.
A little word on the processing of most Kenyan coffees:
In the processing they get the outer flesh off the cherry and start fermenting for 2 to 4 days in tanks.
Then they wash the coffee and dry in parchment (this is like the beans jacket) for a couple of weeks till it has a 12,5 to 15% humidity.
To finish they remove the parchment in a dry mill, polish them and screen the beans in size or sort and finally bag the coffees for export.
The indigenous tribe, growing this coffee, is part of the country’s largest ethnic group, the Kikuyu, who had been growing coffee for generations before the arrival of the settlers. It were the Kikuyu who worked on the coffee fields of Karen Blixen, as told in her novel ‘Out of Africa’.
The region of Nyeri quickly became one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa, with an important role for the production of coffee. The nickname of this coffee is “Zahabu”, meaning “Gold” in Swahili. We have selected a micro-lot of AB grade.