Kenya Gakuyu-ini PB

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Farm/Producer: Thirikwa Farmers Cooperative Society

Region: Kenya, Kirinyaga

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1700 - 1900 masl

Variety: SL28, SL34

Cup Profile: Raspberry, Black Currant, Kiwi Finish

Background info: 

Finally, we have landed our first Kenyan coffee and as they say; a great roastery isn't complete without Kenyan coffee. Although Ethiopia is seen as the birthplace of coffee, Kenya is one of the most renowned coffee-growing regions in the world. This coffee is also quite special to us here at Cedar as this is not the first time we have encountered a coffee from this station. Winston first experienced coffee from Gakuyu-ini in his Origin days.

Gakuyu-ini factory sits on the slopes of Mount Kenya surrounded by volcanic soil, contributing to the unique flavour profile of Kenyan coffee. You will most often find SL28 and SL34 varieties grown which are both genetically modified cultivars one originating from a Bourbon cultivar and the other from a Typica cultivar. This particular lot is also a Peaberry which is a natural mutation where, instead of two beans forming within a coffee cherry, only one is formed.  

This Kenyan feels like a blast from the past with notes of black currant and raspberries, leaving you with quite a juicy mouthfeel. It's comforting to know that the coffee Winston tasted years ago still upholds the same quality today.