€19,70

Kenya - Kiandu AB - Washed - 250 gr.

Blackcurrant, lemon, black pepper, tea-like finish.

Description

LIGHT & JUICY

Nyeri - Tetu / 1700 masl. / SL28 & 34/ Washed / SCA - 88.00p


Blackcurrant, lemon, black pepper, tea-like finish.

This AB lot was grown by a group of smallholder farmers who are all members of the Mutheka Farmers Society (FCS) and deliver their coffee to Kiandu Coffee Factory. 

Handpicked coffee cherries are sent to the mill the same day, in which they are carefully sorted. Employees from the factory supervise the procedure, and any cherries that are unripe or damaged will not be accepted. As farmer members are rewarded for picking and delivering only the ripest cherries, any unwanted coffee will get sent home, and the grower will have to find a location to dry it, with the coffee being provided only at the end of the season as low-quality 'Mbuni' — natural-process coffee with a low price.

The cherries are then pulped and transferred to one of the factory's fermentation tanks, where they will ferment for 12 to 48 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. Following that, the coffee is properly washed to remove the rest of mucilage before being graded. Depending on whether there is room on the factory's raised drying beds, the coffee will either be transported to dry on those or soaked in circulating water for up to 24 hours. The coffee will slowly dry here for 2 to 3 weeks, during which time it will be turned frequently and covered during the hottest period of the day.

Roast info

This coffee is roasted for filter - meaning, a light roast. We roast our seasonal coffees in this manner because we wish for the coffee to shine as it is - for it to display the characteristics that have produced its excellent quality. This kind of roast allows the natural flavours, acids and sugars of the coffee to be in the front, and lets you learn about its origin through taste. As the name says, it's best used in filter coffee methods, such as drip or immersion, so while making an espresso from these is possible, it could prove tricky.

Use and storage

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.
Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.

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