Kenya Nyeri GATURA AA

  • Very sweet
  • Brown sugar and fig
  • Ripe Tropical fruit notes

Cooperative: Rumukia Farmers Co-operative Society

Variety: Bourbon based SL

Soil: Volcanic

Exporters: Kenyacof

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Probably the sweetest Kenya on the tables this season.

A micro lot from the eight processing mills that are part of the Rumukia Farmers Co-operative Society. Coffee is from a number of farms around the foothills of the Aberdare Ridge. Farmers cultivating up to 200  coffee plants on their property and hand pick the ripest cherry during harvest time.

WE HOPE THIS GATURA IS OUR SECOND KEN OF THE SEASON – END OF JULY 2018

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Kenya Nyeri RUTHAGATI AB

• Well balanced cup

• Smooth mouthfeel

• Blue berry & Honey notes

Processing: Washed

Altitude: 1650 to 1700 meters

Variety: SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiru 11

Cooperative: Rutuma Farmers Cooperative Society

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

The first ever Kenyan coffee directly bought at the Kenyacof head quarters in Kenya is back.

Around Ruthagati we see farmers selectively hand picking the red cherry from plantations at the perfect altitude. Higher up the nights are too cold; above 1700 masl in Nyeri is for tea plantations.

The cherry are delivered for wet milling the same day. The parchment is then fermented, washed and sun dried . Dry parchment is milled and bagged at Socfinaf coffee mills and then transported to SMS warehouses in Nairobi.

WE HOPE TO START ROASTING THE COFFEE AROUND OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY JULY 21ST.

Kenya Kirinyaga THUNGURI AA

  • Clean cup with great mouthfeel
  • Lemonade
  • Berry and Cherry flavors

Region: Kirinyaga, nearby the holy Mount Kenya mountain

Altitude: 1640 masl

Co-op: Kibirigwi

Importers: Trabocca

Rob Says: One of our most legendary coffees is back at Caffenation. In October 2012 our head roast Jeff Verellen became Aeropress World Champion. For the first and the only time ever the organizers of the WAC asked the participants to bring a Kenyan coffee and roast of their own choice. We brought with us the Karimikui …… and a reserve bag of Thunguri. 9 hours before the start of the competition, in the middle of the night we were testing the Thunguri in our hotel room and there and then decided to set the Karimikui aside and go to stage with the …. THUNGURI.

Finally Jeff unanimously won all 3 rounds at the WAC finals and everybody wanted a bag of this great coffee.

Since that day we kept on dreaming about this legendary Thunguri bean, but never had a chance of buying some again. Either way we could not find it or in the other case someone else bought it before we could lay our hands on it; till today.

Nevertheless buying 9 lots directly from Kenya we couldn’t withstand to start the year with the all time classic, sourced by our friends of Trabocca.

WE HOPE TO START OFFERING THIS COFFEE STARTING HALF JUNE

Kenya Kiambu GATHIRUINI PB

  • Praliné and Fruit tones
  • Low acidity
  • Smooth and full mouthfeel

Screening: Peaberry

Processing: Washed

Region: Kiambu

Co-operative: Komothai Coffee Growers

Variety: SL 28 & 34

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Very small lot from Kiambu. It’s a while ago we had a coffee from this region. Although Kiambu is only 100 km away from Nyeri the taste profile is mostly so different you can taste it. While Nyeri is more acidic and fruity, the Kiambu beans taste more like ripe fruit and the body is bigger, with sweet notes and sometimes a touch of cinnamon.

This coffee is bought directly via the Nairobi auction system. I have to admit that’s it is rare to buy this type of coffee with such a well known name. Probably it was possible because of the (small) size of the lot.

So brew this one carefully and enjoy as much as you can.

THIS ONE SHOULD BE FINISH THE 2017 CROP SEASON AND BE ROASTED IN APRIL 2018

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.