Kenya - Kianderi ABHorsham Coffee Roaster
Tasting Notes: Rhubarb, Blackcurrant, Toffee
Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.
We are very excited to have managed to find another stunning coffee from Kianderi. This the second year that we've purchased coffee from this small co-operative. Kenyan coffees are typically sorted by bean size and we tend to see AA, AB and PB as the most common within speciality coffee. This is a AB lot which means that the dry mill has used sorting screens to separate out the second largest beans that fit the AB size sorting screens. This region, located on the banks of Mount Kenya, is famous for the coffee producing qualities of its incredibly rich volcanic soil.
The Kianderi washing station is owned by the Inoi co-operative and takes coffee from around 500 smallholdings. All the coffee is harvested from the varietals SL28, SL34, Ruiru and Batian, with most farmers producing yields of 10-15kg per tree. On the day of delivery the coffee is pulped and then fermented dry (using no water unlike the wet fermentation process). After fermentation the coffee is washed using traditional grading channels which filter away any defective or unripe beans. The best parchment is then dried separately and covered during the midday sun.
Washing coffee in grading channels
We have bought several coffees from Kenya this year including both AA and AB lots from Kianderi, and both of these are exclusive to us.
Varietal – SL28, SL34 and small amounts of Ruiru and Batian
Preparation – Washed
Location – Kiandieri, Kirinyaga district south of mount Kenya
Altitude – small hold farms ranging from 1600-1900m
- We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.
- Next working day dispatch (Monday to Friday) on all coffee orders.
Kenya - Kianderi AA
The coffee is stunning, but I would say that as Steve your roaster is my best mate.
What I would say is, change your courier. I have never had an order arrive on time. Ever.
Great coffee as always, will enjoy finding out the flavours
Horsham Roasters are used in my favourite coffee shop in Brighton 'Bond St Coffee' so decided to order some beans for home. To my pleasant surprise the coffee was delivered the next day having only been roasted 2days prior! Delicious coffee and Outstanding service, i'm currently drinking my flat white as I write this review. To top it all off the postage was free haha
Horsham was recommended by a friend. Excellent product; absolutely lovely tasting coffee. We'll be back! Can't speak highly enough of the product and service.