Currants, cranberries, red tea & sweet caramel. Great mouthfeel, velvety & creamy, juicy finish.
Variety:SL 28 & 34, Batian
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
SCA score: 86
Kirinyaga is a place where we see a lot of great coffees these days. Each lot consists of coffees from hundreds of smallholders from the area surrounding the washing station (factory). The team at the factory sort the cherries before they go into production. The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation, before being washed and graded in channels, and dried on raised beds. The farmers mainly grow SL28 and SL34, but as with almost all Kenyan cooperative coffees, there can be a mix of everything. Other common cultivars are K7, Ruiru 11 and now also Batian.
The Thimu Factory (wet mill) is one out of twelve wet mills of the Baragwi Farmers Cooperative Society in Kirinyaga in Central Kenya.
The farmers under the Baragwi Cooperative in Kirinyaga are located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and, together with the neighbouring region Nyeri, this area is known for coffees with the most intense, complex, and flavour-dense cup profiles worldwide.