|Region||Nyeri, Muranga County|
|Producers||Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society|
|Varietals||SL28 & SL34|
|Roast Profile||Medium/ Light|
|Taste Notes||SUMMER BERRIES/ BUTTERSCOTCH/ ORANGE ZEST|
Showcasing the unique characteristics of the region's rich volcanic soil and unique varietals, this coffee is not only delicious, but represents the dedication to quality through the combined efforts of the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society and the Kagumo-ini Washing Station. Together these serve a community of 1,384 active members who bring their coffee cherries from small farms situated in Muranga County and the wider area.
The coffee undergoes a fully washed processing method, completely removing the outer skin and pulp. After the cherries are pulped, they are placed in tanks for fermentation overnight. The coffee then undergoes a further soaking process finally being dried on raised beds. This soaking process allows amino acids and proteins in the cellular structure of each bean to develop which results in higher levels of acidity and complex fruit flavours in the cup - it is thought that this process of soaking contributes to the flavour profiles that Kenyan coffees are so famed for.
The lot comprises various notable varietals, including SL28, Ruiru 11, and a small portion of Batian. These varietals are recognized for their resilience against drought and diseases. The coffee plants thrive in deep, well-drained red volcanic soil, creating an optimal growing environment at an elevation of approximately 1750 metres above sea level.
We are pleased to introduce this stunning coffee to our EXPLORE range, with fruity taste notes of summer berries and moreish butterscotch and orange zest, this cup works well for filter but we just love it in the aeropress.