Filter: Blackcurrant, grapefruit, black tea
Espresso: Toffee, blackcurrant, melon
This outstanding coffee from the Kianderi washing station, located in the Nyeri region, was harvested in late 2016 and selected by us during a blind cupping in Nairobi last December. 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
- To preserve quality, we are only able to ship whole bean coffee. A selection of grinders are available to purchase online.
- Next working day dispatch (Monday to Friday) on all coffee orders.