It is the second year in a row now that we are working with the Kigari cooperative in the Kenyan region of Embu.
Last year, we, and our guests, really loved this coffee for its classic Kenyan profile. Intense flavours of blackcurrant and rhubarb, are balanced by high sweetness levels and delicate florals. Think of some really high-quality sweet, juicy jammy flavours. This year is no different, and we’ve made sure to buy even more of this coffee this time around so we can further share those experiences.
At the Kigari wet mill, the cherries are pulped and fully washed, as is typical in Kenya as a whole. The beans are then dried, sorted and graded to ensure only the highest quality, ripest beans are contained within this lot.
The coffee factory is very well managed and practices different kinds of businesses besides from the coffee production. For example, they rent out part of their property to national sports teams due to the high elevation.
Moreover, they are extremely involved in agriculture, like coffee, and own pigs and cows that they tend to as well. This also enables them to teach their students right on the compound.
We have omni-roasted this lot, which means it can be preferred just as well as filter coffee, or as espresso.
multiple smallholder farmers
|variety||sl-34, sl-28, ruiru 11, batian
|tasting notes||winey, rhubarb, blackcurrant|