QUALITY SCORE: 90.50
*Terroir Best Lot*
Vanilla / Blackberry / Honey / Blood orange / Sugar cane
suggested for espresso and filter
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, shipping the next working day. Cut-off time is 8:30am (UTC/GMT+1)
THE STORY BEHIND
Our third and final kenyan release of the year shows why kenya's best coffees are among the most celebrated in the world: it is bursting with flavors of blackberry, blood orange and honey.
Tucked just inside kenya's nyeri zone and a stone's throw from the border with kirinyaga, this coffee shows traits typical to both counties, encapsulating the berry flavours of the former and the floral notes of the latter.
The Ndima-ini factory is part of the Gakuyu Cooperative Society, which was formed in 1996 after it split from the big Mathera Cooperative Society.
The cooperative only has two factories - Ndima-ini and Kirigu - and together they gather about 1,800 active members. Kirigu is named after the small Kirigu river, that supplies both factories with fresh water for processing.
Approximately 850 smallholder farmers deliver ripe cherries to Ndima-Ini. Factory manager John Kamau, has been in charge for over 20 years.
SL 34 is a mutation of French Mission, originating from the plantation of Loresho in Kabete, SL 34 has wide leaves with bronzy tips. It is widely grown throughout Kenya. SL 34 is valued for its high productivity in different climate conditions and great height ranges. It is also claimed to be resistant towards draught and strong rainfall.