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Kenya Tegu AA

Kenya Tegu AA

Papaya Blackcurrant Cola
This lot from the Tegu Factory comes from Nyeri County, one of the world’s greatest regions for growing coffee. In the shadow of Mt Kenya, Nyeri is blessed with rich volcanic soil, abundant rainfall and high elevation: perfect for juicy coffees with very pleasant acidity. We find this lot in particular tastes of tropical fruit, currant, and cola.

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About This Coffee

Flavors: Papaya, blackcurrant, cola
Sourced from: Nyeri County, Kenya
Elevation grown: 1600 - 1800 Meters
Producers: Smallholder farmers
Varietals: SL28, SL34, Batian, Ruiru
Harvested: 2023
Process: Washed

The Tegu Factory is one of the largest and oldest within their cooperative, located right off the main road near Karatina. They sort their cherry before pulping, and give the coffee an overnight ferment, before being washed, graded, and dried thoroughly for 8-14 days. The cooperative society maintains a strict processing regime across all their sites, and distributes organic fertilizer to all members.

Nyeri County, Kenya

Tegu, like all other Kenyan coffees, 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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