|Farm||Rungeto - Karimikui|
Batian, SL-34, SL-28- Ruiru 11
|Notes||Black tea, blackberries, blackcurrant|
We are very proud to present the very first batch from Kenya on the Pista menu! The wait will have been worth it because it is an exceptional coffee! This lot comes from the Karimikui Wash Station in the Kirinyaga region. It is a member of Rungeto FCS, a cooperative that is known for producing some of the best coffee in Kenya.
Hundreds of producers deliver their coffee cherries to this station every year. The on-site team takes care of manually sorting the cherries to only keep those that are perfectly ripe. The selected cherries are then pulped and sorted again, before being put in a tank for 16 to 24 hours for a period of dry fermentation. Once this dry fermentation is complete, the cherries are washed under a stream of water and left to soak to ensure optimum development of the flavors of the grain. This steeping process allows the amino acids and proteins in the cell structure of each bean to expand, resulting in higher acidity levels and complex fruit flavors in the cup. It is this steeping process that is believed to contribute to the flavor profiles that Kenyan coffees are so famous for. Finally, the grains are placed on raised beds for a drying period of 21 days. They are covered with plastic during the hottest part of the day and during the night and periodically turned over to ensure even drying. Fruity and sweet, this coffee offers a complex taste in both espresso and filter.
This very fruity and intense coffee reminds us of the color mauve. We perceive notes of black tea, blackberries and cassis.
Original price paid (FOB)
vs. C-Market at $2.16/lb
via Apex Coffee
Lot size7 x 30 kg