Kiangai AA - Kenya

A super bright, layered, luscious cup by a sustainably proactive coop.



This Kenya is like sipping on fruit juice - there’s no other way of putting it! A super bright, layered, luscious cup, tasting like blood orange, rhubarb and blackcurrant.

From the village of Kiangai in Central Kenya comes our newest micro-lot, Kenya Kiangai AA. This bourbon-typica varietal is grown high in the rich volcanic soils near Mount Kenya where the climate produces two distinct harvest seasons. Once the coffee cherries are picked by hand, they are taken to a centralized wet mill to be washed, pulped, fermented, and dried in the sun. The beans are then transferred to a dry mill for further processing and grading.

Info

Community

Member of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS) Society.

Region

This coffee is grown in the Kyrinyaga County area in the centre of Kenya.

Impact

Over 200,000 seedlings are distributed amongst regional members every year and free of charge.

Elevation

These high altitudes of between 1700 - 1800m encourage sweetness in the profile.

Variety

This is a hybrid coffee of the SL28 & SL34 variaties created by Steve Labs.

Process

After the de-pulping of the cherry, the coffee seed is double fermented with periods of washing and soaking in between.

Quality


 

All the fermentation tanks as well as the washing channels have been tiled to improved the overall quality of the coffees and the cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.


 

All the fermentation tanks as well as the washing channels have been tiled to improved the overall quality of the coffees and the cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.

Sustainability


 

The Coop produces over 200,000 seedlings to be distributed amongst members every year free of charge to promote crop regeneration as well as distribute manure to promote organic fertilisation techniques.


 

Kiangai AA is a member of the Kibirigwi Farmers Coop Society. This society actively works towards more sustainable practices by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS). The Coop produces over 200,000 seedlings to be distributed amongst members every year free of charge to promote crop regeneration as well as distribute manure to promote organic fertilisation techniques.

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