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Kenya Kiandieri AA

Kenya Kiandieri AA

Pineapple Caramel Cider
This community lot from the Kiandieri washing station, in the foothills of Mt. Kenya, is not your classic “berries and red fruit” Kenyan coffee. Pineapple and apple cider flavors make up the high end, with deep caramel sweetness rounding out the low end, this is a wonderful cup for the waning days of autumn.

Regular price $24
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About This Coffee

Flavors: Pineapple, caramel, cider
Sourced from: Kirinyaga, Kenya
Elevation grown: 1650 - 1800 Meters
Producers: Smallholder farmers
Varietals: SL28, SL34, Batian, Ruiru 11
Harvested: 2023
Process: Washed

Kiandieri comes from western Kirinyaga, right on the border with Nyeri County. These two regions produce some of the greatest coffees in the world, thanks in part to the volcanic soils of Mt Kenya and the climate of its foothills. The factory sorts their incoming cherry meticulously, before pulping, a very short 8 hour fermentation stage and finally, washing and drying. All the coffee pulp is used by the cooperative members as a fertilizer for their future crops.

Kirinyaga, Kenya

Like all other Kenyan coffees, this is a day lot made up of many smallholder farmers' crops. The Kenyan coffee system forbids direct relationships with producers and mandates that all coffees are processed by cooperatives and sold by licensed exporters. This unfortunately dilutes individual crops' terroir and disincentivizes agronomic improvements, but highly prioritizes processing quality. Washed Kenyan coffees are immaculate, very clean-tasting.

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