Think: Black Tea, Grapefruit, & Caramel
Location: Murang’a County, Kenya
Varietal: SL 28
Roast Level: Light (city)
Aroma: Citrus, Malt, Floral, Dried Fruit, Molasses
Flavor: Black Tea, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Caramel, Spice
Body: Medium, Syrupy
Finish: Clean, Grapefruit
We are very excited to introduce this new coffee. Kirimahiga is a factory in the New Kiriti FCS of Kenya. The wet mill at the New Kiriti FCS takes immense pride in their work and has produced some of the best Kenyan crops this year.
The hand-selected coffee cherries are carried to the Kirimahiga wet mill the same day they are picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping process. Red ripe cherries are separated from underripe, overripe, and foreign matter. The ripe cherries are processed through the wet processing method that utilizes clean water from Kananahu stream nearby. All of this is done to ensure the highest quality of coffee is being produced!
There are 625 farmers who supply coffee cherries to the Kirimihiga factory. These farms are small and only average around 50 trees per farm so they have to combine their crops for a substantial export.
On the cupping table this coffee is lively with a grapefruit and pomegranate brightness and a uniquely viscous body. It finishes clean and the sweetness sticks around for a long while. It is a super unique coffee and one of our favorite Kenyas we've ever brought in!