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Kenya Kick It? - Double Washed, Kenya

 

THIS ELEGANT AA COFFEE FROM THE KARIMIKUI WASHING STATION IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSIONS OF KIRINYAGA TERROIR THAT WE HAVE EVER TASTED. SPEAKING OF TASTED, WE TASTE BLACKCURRANT, ROSEHIP, AND DEMERARA SUGAR.

Farm Co-op: Rungeto FCS

Factory(Washing Station): Karimikui

Origin: Kirinyaga, Kenya

Varietal: Batian, Riuru, SL-28, SL-34

Process: Double Washed

Altitude: 1650 MASL

Price paid by Sorellina ($/lb): $8.46USD

Price paid by APEX FOB ($/lb): $6.64 USD

 

A word from our import partner APEX.

The Karimikui factory is located at a high
altitude in an area where tea is more
commonly grown than coffee. It is a
member of the Rungeto FCS, a cooperative
that is known for producing some of the
highest-performing coffees in Kenya.
Hundreds of smallholders deliver ripe
cherries to this station every year where
the factory team manually sorts them
before production. Selected cherries are
de-pulped and graded before the coffees
undergo a period of dry fermentation in
tanks. After fermentation, the coffees are
washed in clean channels. A period of
soaking (second wash) occurs shortly after
to ensure the development of flavours can
reach their full potential. In the final
stage, the coffees are placed on raised
beds to dry where they get covered with
plastic throughout the hottest part of the
day and overnight. Workers periodically
rotate the coffees at this stage to ensure
the coffees dry evenly. The final cup is
incredibly sweet, intense, and reminiscent
of black currant and sweet citrus. It is the
nutrient-dense soil in this area paired with
the immaculate processing method used
at this factory that makes this coffee
consistently high-performing year after
year.

 

THIS ELEGANT AA COFFEE FROM THE KARIMIKUI WASHING STATION IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSIONS OF KIRINYAGA TERROIR THAT WE HAVE EVER TASTED. SPEAKING OF TASTED, WE TASTE BLACKCURRANT, ROSEHIP, AND DEMERARA SUGAR.

Farm Co-op: Rungeto FCS

Factory(Washing Station): Karimikui

Origin: Kirinyaga, Kenya

Varietal: Batian, Riuru, SL-28, SL-34

Process: Double Washed

Altitude: 1650 MASL

Price paid by Sorellina ($/lb): $8.46USD

Price paid by APEX FOB ($/lb): $6.64 USD

 

A word from our import partner APEX.

The Karimikui factory is located at a high
altitude in an area where tea is more
commonly grown than coffee. It is a
member of the Rungeto FCS, a cooperative
that is known for producing some of the
highest-performing coffees in Kenya.
Hundreds of smallholders deliver ripe
cherries to this station every year where
the factory team manually sorts them
before production. Selected cherries are
de-pulped and graded before the coffees
undergo a period of dry fermentation in
tanks. After fermentation, the coffees are
washed in clean channels. A period of
soaking (second wash) occurs shortly after
to ensure the development of flavours can
reach their full potential. In the final
stage, the coffees are placed on raised
beds to dry where they get covered with
plastic throughout the hottest part of the
day and overnight. Workers periodically
rotate the coffees at this stage to ensure
the coffees dry evenly. The final cup is
incredibly sweet, intense, and reminiscent
of black currant and sweet citrus. It is the
nutrient-dense soil in this area paired with
the immaculate processing method used
at this factory that makes this coffee
consistently high-performing year after
year.

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