Kenya Ragati PB


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Chemex

  • Pour Over

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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.

Key Stats

Location: Karatina town, Kirinyaga District, Central ProvinceAltitude: 1,600-1,800 maslPreparation: Washed and sun-dried on African bedsVarietal: SL28, SL34Owners: 12,000 Cooperative membersFlavours: Blackcurrant | Vine Tomato | Lemon


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.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: Very coarseBrew Time: 6 minutesCoffee:Water 60g-65g : 1L water
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minutes (for a 1 cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 15g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 3 minutesCoffee:Water 14g - 15g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.



  1. :

    I’ve got to say, I’ve found Kenyans to be difficult to work with in the past; this one however is incredible! It’s full of a complex sweetness. Will be a go to filter coffee for me. Thanks for the beans North Star!

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