Tag: Kenya

Square One Coffee Roasters // Kenya Rioki

Square One Coffee Roasters // Kenya Rioki

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Kenya Rioki, from Square One Coffee Roasters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair. THEDETAILS region: Arusha, Arumeru, Tanzania farm: Selian Tanzania Estate producer: smallholder […]

New Harvest Coffee Roasters // Kenya Barichu Karatina AA

New Harvest Coffee Roasters // Kenya Barichu Karatina AA

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 […]

PERC Coffee // Kenya Kianderi AA

PERC Coffee // Kenya Kianderi AA

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.

THEDETAILS

region: Murang’a, Kenya
farm: N/A
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Ethiopia Idido Cooperative
elevation: 1600 – 1700 meters above sea level
cultivars: SL28, SL34
process: fully washed, raised bed dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma of the Kenya Kianderi is bright and lively with scents of citrus, candy, and honey bursting out of the bag.

Upon sipping, that big Kenyan flavor is incredibly apparent with layers of grape candy, ripe peaches and white sugar. It’s a juicy, sweetly honeyed coffee with a well-rounded acidity that plays nicely on the tongue. When cool, it’s almost like drinking tropical mango/guava juice. It tastes like a sweet tropical fruit, pink lemonade, citrus like but not tart or cloyingly “acidic” with that nice brown sugar sweetness in the end.

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Reunion Island Coffee // Kenya Miiri

Reunion Island Coffee // Kenya Miiri

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 […]

Broom Wagon Coffee // Kenya Kiamabara AA

Broom Wagon Coffee // Kenya Kiamabara AA

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. […]