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Kenya Nyeri, Peaberry, Othaya Cooperative


Kenya Nyeri, Peaberry, Othaya Cooperative

from 18.00

Kenya has grown coffee since the turn of the 19th century, the crop having been introduced by British missionaries, and initially grown in the areas immediately surrounding Nairobi. The Kenya coffee grading and auction system is without peer in the coffee world. It is a highly transparent and efficient mechanism, with coffee being meticulously sorted and graded for screen size, defect count and other characteristics that affect cup quality or market price. All coffee is sold through the Kenya Coffee Exchange, at weekly auctions that can be fiercely competitive, driving prices up to levels well higher than most commodity coffee. Organic certification (and for that matter, any other external certifications) is nonexistent, the coffees selling strictly on the merits of cup quality, and demand for such. We highly approve.

This Gatugi Peaberry is a very nice example of what great Nyeri coffees can be. Lots of bright and not-so-bright citrus fruit, and that classic Kenya wineyness in the finish. There's some plum and stone fruit sugariness, too. If you've ever had a great Kenya, this one won't disappoint.

Producer: Othaya Farmers' Cooperative, Gatugi Wet Mill

Country: Kenya

Region: Nyeri

Cultivar: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiri 11, Peaberry Sort

Process: Washed

Elevation: 4500-6000 feet 

Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant, Lemon, Tamarind

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