Grown on the slopes of the famous Aberdare mountain range, north of Nairobi, this coffee from Kigutha Estate is a perfect representation of the excellent quality that we've come to expect from Kenyan coffee.
Grass is grown in between the lines of coffee to reduce water loss and soil erosion, with rainwater collected from the processing unit and sent to the nearby run off collection dam, home to government protected hippopotamus. A number of differing trees are grown in the nursery to form shade cover which helped the farm gain Rainforest Alliance status back in 2009. Shade grown coffee is uncommon in Kenya and the bird life benefits greatly from a differing height of tree cover.
In the true Kenyan style, cherry is picked, washed and fermented before undergoing a soaking -an additional 24 hours under clean water that allows amino acids to build, and is attributed to giving the clarity of flavour and syrupy body we have come to know and love. The beans are then sun dried on raised beds until ready for dry milling and exporting.
Priced a little higher than our typical coffees, we can assure you that you're getting your moneys worth from every single sip of Kigutha. Full of Blackcurrant and Blood orange acidity which is beautifully complemented by a sweet and syrupy body. Best enjoyed as a pour-over filter coffee.
Flavour : Blackcurrant, Blood Orange, Sugar
Altitude : 1700masl
SCA Score : 87
Processing : Washed