Kenya Kiandu AB

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Kenyan coffee quality comes from the country's notable commitment to processing coffee cherries. The entire regimen is sometimes referred to as the 72 hour process, a triple ferment process where the third stage utilizes fresh water to remove any lingering fruit. Farmers are encouraged to become members of a cooperative, which markets and sells coffee on the whole communities behalf. Most farmers in Kenya are smallholders and typically produce enough cherry for just a few bags. Washing stations are often called ‘factories’ and play an enormous role in the quality of the final product.

Kiandu factory was formed in 1970 under a larger group called Tetu Coffee Growers.
It wasn’t until 2011 Kiandu became a society of its own. The factory serves 1,524 coffee producers who each maintain up to 200 coffee trees. The majority of the producers grow food crops as well such as corn, beans and sweet potatoes. Members of the society have access to pre-financed services such as medical, school, and farm inputs. Overall investment has led to an increase of coffee production and high returns for producers.

Kenyan coffee is undeniable: unique, powerful flavors that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. This coffee is classically Kenyan with bright kiwi/citrus acidity, syrupy body, and flavors of sweet black cherry limeade.

Flavor Profile
Luxury- Top Shelf

Adventure - Pointed & Punchy

Cupping Notes
Ripe Kiwi, Syrupy Body, Black Cherry Limeade

Process
Washed

Region
Nyeri, Mukurwe-ini, Karundu, Kiandu

Varietal
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian

Elevation
1810 meters

Recommended Recipe
Brew Method - Chemex
Dose - 42g (6tbsp)
Grind - Medium Fine
Bloom - 70ml/20 seconds
Pour - 24oz (700ml)