Kenya Kiambu Special Sundried Coffee

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Quick Details
Origin(s): Africa (Multi regions) Colombia Kenya United Kingdom
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Roasted for Espresso Roasted for Filter
Processing Method: Natural Pulped Natural Washed
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More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? Yes, pre-ground options available
Are there any specific product benefits?
Kenya Kiambu Special Sundried Coffee

The Art of Production

This coffee is naturally processed on raised African beds. Natural processing is a rarity in Kenya, which has built a fine reputation on the back of exceptional fully washed coffees. Ripe cherries are selectively harvested and floated to select only the ripest, highest quality cherries for processing. These cherries are placed in a single layer on raised drying beds and dried in the sun for up to 6 weeks. The cherries must be manually turned periodically every day to ensure an even drying and prevent mould formation. Once the coffee has reached its optimum moisture content it is rested before being hulled, graded further handpicked, and finally bagged in GrainPro for export.

The Region

Kiambu County is located just outside of Nairobi city. The region has a long history of coffee production and is famous for its large estates, which were originally built by British colonists in the early 20th century. After decolonisation, the estates were sold to local Kenyans who have been managing them since. While estates such as this used to produce the majority of Kenyan coffee, the increased urban sprawl from
Nairobi, as well as the increasing land value in the region, has meant that estate coffee production has gradually diminished, while smallholder production elsewhere has increased. Nevertheless, estates such as Gulmarg Estate continue a legacy of many generations of coffee production, supported by unparalleled local knowledge and experience.

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