Kenya l Kiriti l Murang'a County l Kayu AB
|3,500 smallholder producers
On Crust: Milk Chocolate
Notes on Filter
Overall: Red Currants, Cranberries, Brown Sugar
Notes on Espresso (This a Killer Espresso)
Overall: Creamy Mouthfeel, Earl grey finish with cane sugar
During cupping we short listed this Kenya out of 4 coffee farms. This coffee is versatile in terms of profile between filter and espresso. Really remind us of Market lane coffee. We decided on this Kenya after much comparison between Ethiopians. This coffee may be your next daily coffee. It's super floral, close to Ethiopian, rosy on the nose, well-balanced, and rich mouthfeel. On espresso, I prefer to call it "dirty espresso" its plumy and rich on the palate.
With nearly 700,000 coffee producers, roughly 70% of which are smallholder producers, Kenya shines as a unique coffee-producing country in East Africa. Within the Murang’a County along the slopes of the Aberdare Range is the Kayu Factory, or wet mill. 1,931 smallholders in this region contribute coffee cherries to this mill and belong to the New Kiriti Farmers Co-operative Society.
Situated at 1,650 meters above sea level, this region is defined by its bright red soils, full of rich nutrients for coffee trees. The high altitude allows for ideal temperatures and rainfall for the slow maturation of coffee cherries. Smallholders in this region grow coffee on small plots of land and pick the cherries during harvest to deliver to the mill.