Karatina is a Kikuyu name for a “tree” that produces some fruits used to brew the famous Muratina beer, which was used by the Kikuyu to celebrate and perform rituals. Within the vicinity of the factory, there is a town with the famous Karatina open […]
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 […]
From 1934-1963 Scott Labs was contracted to perform research and development of varieties in Kenya. The two most successful hybrids they created are SL28 & SL34. These are the two varietals that make up the Miiri. The quality of these hybrids is evident as it was the only coffee we scored above 90 this year.
Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Kenya Miiri, from Reunion Island Coffee in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Feel free to pull up a chair.
region: Nyeri, Kenya
farm: Iraini Wet Mill
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Iriaini Cooperative
elevation: 1700 – 1800 meters above sea level
cultivars: SL28, SL34
process: fully washed, raised bed dried
The aroma of the Kenya Miiri is intense, and packed with complexity. It’s sweet and savoury, bursting with scents of sun dried tomato, cloves, blackberry, strawberry, plum, raisin, florals, and honey.
The flavor follows the nose. A medium bodied coffee with a supple, buoyant mouthfeel
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This coffee comes from the town of Karatina in the Mathira East district of the Nyeri region of Kenya. This coffee is processed at the Kiamabara Washing Station and has 910 contributing farmers, 345 of which are female. On average, each farmer cultivates 200 trees. […]
Farmers in Othaya planted their first coffee trees in 1956. The Coop has 19 wet mills. The Coop is located in Nyeri County, Othaya district, Eastern slopes of Aberdare ranges. Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherries that are delivered for wet milling the same day. The […]