- Producers — Mutheka Farmers Cooperative
- Region — Mukaro, Nyeri County, central Kenya
- Varietals — SL28, SL34
- Terroir — 1600 masl, 20-25 degrees Celsius, temperate climate
- Process — Washed
Lemon + Peach + Sticky
Illustrated with: Headstand
We invite people we work with to taste coffees before they're released, to help define the tasting notes that inform the brush stroke illustration for the coffee. For this coffee, we invited Headstand - the team behind the UK's first coffee leaf seltzer.
- Best: Pour over with the Orea Brewer V3
- Great: Pour over with a Hario V60 brewer
- Very good: Filter (batch brew, Chemex, french press)
Founded in 2004, the Mutheka Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) consists of more than 6000 active farmer members across Nyeri county, central Kenya. The society operates seven factories (as washing stations are named in Kenya), including the Kigwandi factory.
Powered solely by hydroelectric power from the nearby Kagumo River, the Kigwandi factory is used by 900 smallholder farmers from the surrounding areas. Harvested cherries are collected, delivered to the factory and combined together to produce coffees that regularly win awards for cup quality in local competitions.
This coffee was dry fermented in tanks for 48 hours, then fermented in water for 24 hours before being washed of its mucilage and dried for 2-3 weeks.
In the cup we're tasting plenty of fruit and black tea, with a sticky mouthfeel. A classically delicious washed Kenyan coffee.
Coffees are whole bean as standard. If you'd like your coffee ground please specify for which brewing style in the notes at checkout and we'll grind fresh.