Ballast Point Mocha Marlin recently the rank of the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup. That’s our way of describing the expanding line of core beers that have extra ingredients, like grapefruit, Thai chili, or pineapple. Mocha Marlin starts its life as the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, and is […]
Post-Ethiopia Commodity Exchange in 2008, Ninety Plus had to pivot in a major way. With no longer having access to small farm holders picking the best garden coffee from some of their favorite sites in Aricha and Beloya, they moved to the private sector in Sidama and […]
Situated 120km north of Nairobi, Kianderi is in Murang’a county, bordering the more well known Nyeri District to the south of Mt. Kenya. Smallholder farmers in this area are generally of Kikuyu ethnicity. Kianderi ‘Factory’ is a washing station established by the Weithaga Farmer Cooperative Society. The coop is comprised of over 1100 smallholder members who deliver fresh cherry to the factory (washing station) throughout the November – January harvest period.
Due to the incredibly rich red volcanic sandy soil in the region, bean sizes are very large, producing on average around 18% AA. The coffee is of a Fully Washed process and is dry fermented with fresh river water from Kabuku Springs; it is then sun-dried on tables.
Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Kenya Kianderi AA, from PERC Coffee in Savannah, Georgia. Feel free to pull up a chair.
region: Murang’a, Kenya
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Ethiopia Idido Cooperative
elevation: 1600 – 1700 meters above sea level
cultivars: SL28, SL34
process: fully washed, raised bed dried
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I recently picked up a variety pack of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers, pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout—a beer that I didn’t know existed, to be honest. I am very well-acquainted with most of their other beers, however—they brew […]