We took some time to choose our Kenyan coffee for this year and came up against a bit of a challenge after irregular rainfall patterns during the harvest resulted in a low yield of the top quality lots. However, when we tasted this Peaberry lot from Karatina town in Kirinyaga county (which is where our journey in coffee began), we were blown away by the classic cup profile and pronounced acidity.
We think this coffee is a perfect representation of Kenya as a producing country, it has a ‘showstopper’ flavour that has to be tasted to be believed and will be an inevitable conversation starter. This lot is a Peaberry grade made up of smaller, rounder beans from coffee cherries that formed with just one seed instead of two.
It comes to us from the Ragati factory which is one of 9 washing stations that make up the Kibirigwi Farmers Cooperative Society in Kirinyaga county. This society encompasses over 12,000 smallholder farmer members who harvest their ripe cherries and have them processed using these centralised facilities. The coffee making up this lot was grown at altitudes of between 1600 and 1800 metres above sea level and includes the SL28 and SL34 varietals. The Kibirigwi F.C.S has a mission of improving the living standards of its members by providing a quality and efficient service with regards to processing and training, bettering the payments given to its smallholder members and improving their access to market. We are delighted to be working with them this year and look forward to showcasing this wonderful coffee.
We roast on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Post orders on a Thursday / You should get your coffee ready to drink on a Friday or a Saturday dependent on the good old Royal Mail service.
Get your orders in before 12pm on a Wednesday to ensure you have fresh coffee to drink by the weekend. If you need to get hold of some coffee outside of our roasting days then please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local pickups can be collected directly from our Roastery at Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ on a Thursday or Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. There is free parking parallel to The Boulevard on Chadwick St and there is a free water taxi directly to us from the train station along with several bus options. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.