Kenya Kirinyaga KEGWA PB

  • Sweet and Chewy Mouthfeel
  • Floral
  • Notes of Bergamot and Blackcurrent

Variety: 99% SL28, 1% Ruiri 11

Cooperative: Ngiriambu Cooperative Society Ltd

Altitude: 1504 masl

Soil: Red Volcanic

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Very exclusive small Peaberry lot from the same farmers who delivered the Kiri. The coop is located within Njukiini locations of Gichugu Division, Kirinyaga East District on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya. “Njukiini” is synonymous with bee hives, a common thing in the area.

We are big fans of Peaberry coffees because of the better body and sweet flavors. This makes it more suitable for espresso brewing than most AB or AA coffees.

 

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Kenya Nyeri NDUMA AB

  • Blue Berry notes
  • Very balanced and sweet cup
  • Exotic flavors

Region: Nyeri

Variety: Mix of SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiri 11

Lotnumber: 1285

Exporter: Kenyacof

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Not a lot of information on this lot. The Nduma coffee factory is located in the heart of Nyeri and produced only around 7000 kilo of Specialty coffee last crop.

Nyeri is known is one of the best coffee regions in the world. Due to the perfect climate, soil and processing techniques the quality is very high and stable over time. The reason the 2017 crop was so small was due to a lack of rain. Also for the upcoming 2018 crop we see the same problem, so quality is still there, but volumes limited, which could make it tricky for us to find enough top quality coffee from our favorite (filter) coffee country this year. Also prices will probably rise because of the high demand and low offer.

 

 

Kenya Kirinyaga GAKUYU INI AA

  • Violet, Marsepan, Yellow Prunes
  • Refreshing Acidity
  • Notes of Elixir d’Anvers Liquor

Variety: SL 28/SL 34

Soil: Red Volcanic

Processing: Fully washed & dried on African beds

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: This AA was my favourite coffee on our buying trip earlier the year. Certainly the sparkling acidity was something we didn’t taste in a very long time.

During the harvest, farmers selectively handpick the ripest, reddest cherries, which are then delivered to the cooperative’s wet mill on the same day. Cherries are hand sorted prior to pulping, with damaged and under ripe cherries being separated out from the red, ripe lots, and are further defined into lots according to quality. After pulping the coffee is fermented for between 12 to 16 hours. After fermentation, the coffee is washed in clean, fresh river water to remove all traces of mucilage before being delivered through sorting channels to dry on raised beds.

Kenya Kirinyaga THAITA AB

  • Green banana and floral notes
  • Candy sweetness (when cooling down)
  • Very clean and bright cup

Processing: Washed

Annual rainfall: 1518mm

Soil: Red volcanic

Altitude: Between 1634 en 1900 masl

Importer: 32 cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Thaita is named after a coffee factory in Kirinyaga, our most loved Kenyan coffee region, and is affiliated to the Inoi Farmers Co-op Society

AB is the size of the bean and the most common bean size for specialty coffee in this country. Approximately 30% of the beans in country is AB cataloged. In taste it is not always easy to pick an AB in between an AA and PB, although in general they are less acidic than the AA and have less body and a more open flavor than the PB beans.

Kenya Nyeri NDIMA-INI PB

  • Packed with pulpy citrus
  • Tropical notes
  • Clean/transparant/spectacular

Screening: Peaberry 15 Screen

Variety: SL 28 & SL 34

Region: Nyeri district, Mathira division

Exporter : Kenyacof

Rob Says: The varietals are both SL-28 and SL-34, originally hybrids produced by Scot Labs traced back to French Mission Bourbon, and known for producing an extremely complex cup.

This coffee was purchased through the Kenya auction system, so we made a offer and had the risk of losing it, but finally we made a very good deal and bought the full lot. This coffee is a Caffenation exclusive one.

 

Planning: this coffee should land around the first week of August 2017, and available from half August on….