Kenya / Kiangoi
Kirinyaga County sits at the foothills of Mount Kenya, from which the county’s name is derived. Kirinyaga means the ‘crest of whiteness’ in the Kikuyu language, synonymous with the beautiful, snow-capped peaks. Kiangoi is the newest factory (est. 1995) and serves roughly 1,000 small-holder farmers.
Farmers handpick the coffee cherries and deliver them to the factory on the day of harvest to ensure freshness. After being sorted to eliminate underripe or overripe cherries and foreign objects, the cherries are processed using fresh water from the nearby river, which maintain the flavors of the coffee. They are then sun-dried on raised beds and handpicked to remove defects before being delivered to a dry mill for hulling and grading by size and density.
The lot consists of SL28 and SL34 varieties grown at 1,900 MASL. We purchased this green coffee from our friends at Crop to Cup and if you'd like to read more about the process of getting coffee out of Kenya read this: https://www.croptocup.com/kenya-harvest-update-20/
In the cup you'll find dark fruity and savory notes with a citrus-like acidity. This coffee offers both big body and big acidity with a lingering aftertaste of toffee. Enjoy!
TASTING NOTES: RED CURRANT /// GRAPEFRUIT /// TOFFEE