Flavour Notes: Chocolate, Grapefruit, Plum.
Layered acidity with a rich honey sweet mouthfeel.
Region: Nyeri, Muthewati Washing Station
Altitude: 1680 m.
Varietal(s): Ruiri 11, K7, SL34, SL28.
Smallholders selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to Muthewati washing station. At intake, the Cherry Clerk oversees meticulous visual sorting and floating and accepts only dense, ripe cherry.
This Fully washed lot is cultivated by smallholders in Nyeri county and processed at Muthewati washing station in Mukurweini. Farmers cultivate small coffee farms of less than 1 hectare at altitudes of 1,600+ meters above sea level.
Kenyan coffees are classified by size. AA beans are the largest size. AA grade coffees are those that are 17/18 screen size, meaning that they are larger than 7.2 millimeters.
After intake, cherry is pulped and fermented for 16 to 18 hours. Following fermentation, coffee is washed in clean water and laid to dry on raised beds. Workers rake parchment frequently to ensure even drying. They cover drying parchment during the hottest time of day, to maintain slow, even drying and at night, to shelter parchment from moisture. It takes approximately 12 to 15 days for parchment to dry.
Eco Tin Refill option: Please select Bag and add a note at Checkout if you require a tin refill and we'll deliver in a clear compostable bag. We can include a new removable label too if you request one.