Roastery: 19grams Alexanderplatz
Country of origin: Kenya
Process type: Washed
Taste: Lime, Nectarine, Raspberry
Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Grind: Whole Bean
Package size, g: 250, 1000
Preparation recommendation: Aeropress, Frenchpress, V60/Kalita, Chemex
This washed coffee from Kenya is a blend of the varieties SL28 and SL34 grown by the Kabare Farmers Co-operative Society in Kirinyaga, which currently includes about 800 small farmers from the Kirinyaga region. Freshly brewed, we taste a fruity profile with notes of sweet lime, raspberry and nectarine.
About the farm
The Kirinyaga region is nestled south of the foothills of Mt. Kenya.
Here, climate conditions are ideal for Arabica coffee plants, with about 200 days of rain a year and consistently cool but not freezing temperatures.
The smallholders of the Kabare cooperative deliver their coffee harvest of the SL28 and SL34 varieties to the Konyu Washing Station, where the coffee cherries are further processed.
A pulper is used to separate the beans from the pulp. The water required for this comes from the river of the same name, which meanders through the washing station and supplies the station with clear and very mineral-rich water.
The beans are then dried and fermented for 12 hours before being stored once again in large water basins to be freed from the last residues of pulp. On large drying tables, the beans are once again checked for quality and sorted out. Finally, they are left to dry in the sun for 2 weeks.