Kenya is one of the typical origins where it’s hard to trace the beans down to a single farm or producer. Most farms are smaller and grow other crops as well as coffeebeans. The coffee is transported to a cooperative mill, where the beans are sorted and the farms get their payment after the coffee is weighted. The Kianamui factory serves about 1 800 smallholder coffee farmers, who are members of the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society, about 600 of whom are women. Farmers in the area grow grevillea, macadamia nuts, eucalyptus, tea, corn and bananas in addition to coffee. Banana palms are specially good to use near coffee farms, as the large leaves provide shadow to the young coffee plants.
Latest batch roasted: 2020-11-03
Taste profile: Elegant, with notes of raspberry, peach and lemonzest
Process method: Washed
Arabica variety: SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7 Altitude: 1 750 masl
Harvested: October - December 2019