Introducing our new coffee from Kenya, a delicious peaberry lot from the Gakuyuini washing station in Kirinyaga. We buy relatively small amounts of green coffee and it's important for us that we source coffees according to global harvests so that our offering reflects some of the best beans available at any given time. From around May each year, fresh crop coffee from Kenya starts to arrive in Europe. Kenya has a well developed coffee industry and produces some exceptional speciality lots. Good Kenyan coffees are known for their bright, complex qualities, fruit and berry notes, sweetness and pronounced acidity.
After tasting a lot of different advance samples, we decided on this coffee from Gakuyuini, in central Kenya near the southern slopes of Mount Kenya. This is in fact our first coffee from Kenya so we wanted to find something that reflects the very high quality of coffee produced in the country. This coffee was grown by smallholder farmer members of the Thirikwa Farmers' Cooperative Society from the Gichugu division of Kirinyaga. During the harvest, the farmers handpick the ripe coffee cherries and deliver them to the Gakuyuini washing station where they are pulped, fermented, soaked, washed and dried on traditional African raised beds. As a filter this is a bright and winey coffee with notes of blackcurrant and white grape, a silky body and a honey sweetness. In espresso you'll find bold blackcurrant and raspberry notes. It's available now from our shop.