Region: Kirinyaga County
Cup Score: 87.75
Cup Profile: clementine zest and comforting caramel sweetness combine delightfully.
Altitude: 1900-2000 masl
Varietal: SL28 & 34 Ruiru11, Batian
Sourced from the family-owned farms organized around the Kimandi Factory nestled in Kirinyaga County, on the fertile slopes of the legendary Mount Kenya. Managed by the Kabare Farmers' Cooperative Society, the Kimandi wet mill is part of a vibrant network that includes sister factories Karinga, Konyu, Karani, Kiangombe, Kaboyo Mukure, Mukengeria, Kathata, Kiangothe, and Kiamiciri.
Grown in deep, red volcanic soil, our coffee benefits from a rich organic matter that further enhances the flavor. This soil, combined with a bimodal pattern of 1,000-1,400 mm annual rainfall and an altitude of 1,900-2,000 meters above sea level, creates an ideal environment for coffee cultivation.
This AB lot comprises 80% Arabica SL 28 and SL 34 varieties, renowned for their distinctive taste, complemented by 20% Ruiru 11 and Batian, adding to the complex flavor profile. Each coffee cherry is handpicked only when perfectly ripe, ensuring the highest quality for each batch.
At the factory, cherries undergo meticulous sorting before they're pulped and fermented for approximately 16 hours, depending on ambient temperatures. The coffee is then washed in clean, crisp mountain-tapped water, imbuing the beans with a unique freshness. After washing and grading, the parchment coffee is laid out to sun dry on raised beds for 14-21 days, a traditional method that naturally enhances the beans' flavor and aroma.