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About Kenya AA Kianjiru
Latest arrival September 2017, a directly imported coffee and one of our top picks of the year from Kenya. Kianjiru is a small holder's farmers association that produces about 20 tons of high grown, quality coffee in the Southern slopes of Mt. Kenya in the central highlands just below the equator. Kianjiru is located in the Kirinyaga District at an altitude of 1750 meters, this area is known for its distinct high acidity coffee due to the rich volcanic soils and strategic location near a network of rivers.
Kianjiru produces SL28 and SL34 varieties of coffee with their main crop between March and May and harvest season from October to January. After harvesting, the coffee is wet hulled by a central pulpery owned by the village society which only processes ripe, red cherry. Once the pulping process is finished the coffee is fermented and washed and finally spread onto traditional raised drying beds.
Drying: Full sun
Altitude: 1750 meters
Varietals: SL 28 and SL 34
Cup Characteristics: Layered with notes of tobacco and lime with background of wild berry and rhubarb. Complex and tart, exotic but approachable.
Roasting Notes: Beans are hard and dense and can be roasted to a variety of darkness levels. Most floral and delicate notes will be presented at City+ to FC range. The delicate nuances of this coffee will present themselves at lightly roasted levels but be sure to have a full first crack. Behmor users try P1 or P3.