Roasted light based on conduction and moderate heat application with world class skill and care. Short roast, high front up heat that is sustained for a short roast to generate the black currant flavour and the vibrant acidity. This coffee has a cupping score of 90.25.
- Coffee Overview -
Nyawira is one of a handful of small estates growing and processing their own coffee. In this region of the country. due to its close proximity to the slopes of Mt. Kenya the estates have the benefit of fertile soil and a high elevation.
Embu lies on the windward slopes of Mt. Kenya. It remarkably occupies the most prime fertile lands of the Kenya highlands. The weather is favourable for diverse agricultural activities.
The people of Embu are cash crop and subsistence farmers. Unlike many larger estates that are forced to send their cherries to cooperatives to be mixed in with other local estates harvest, small estates like this one are a very exciting trend in Kenya, allowing farms to grow and process their own cherry. This allows for more quality control at the farm level and opportunities for the farmers to cup their own coffees and make improvements accordingly.
Currently the estate has around 3,600 coffee trees planted with a canopy of shade trees including banana and gravillea. After the coffee cherries have been picked they are wet processed for 24 hours and dried on raised beds until the moisture level of 11% is reached.