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Legado Kenya Kiriani PB Coffee Beans

Legado - Kenya Kiriani Peaberry

R 95

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Kenyan Peaberries tend to be known as the more subtle cousins of the country's bright & bold AAs. Something about the round shape of these naturally occurring single coffee seeds, or perhaps the fact that they grow on their own in the cherry, means that their acidities tend to be more muted than their more common compatriot beans.

What we love about this Peaberry from our friends at Legado Coffee Roasters, is that it seems to be an exception to that pattern. This Peaberry is surprisingly, and deliciously bright, with lots of vibrant, juicy, red fruit acidity. This is accompanied by a caramel sweetness, some creaminess in the quite serious body, and some subtle hints of stone fruit to our palates. Put together, this makes it a wonderful, versatile, every day drinking coffee with a sparkling personality.

Roaster's notes

  • Tasting notes: Red Berries, Sparkling, Juicy
  • Roast: Light to medium
  • Brewing Method Suggestions: Quite versatile – Filter Machine, V-60 Pour Over, Chemex, Plunger (French Press), Aeropress, Siphon & Espresso

Coffee details

The Njoroge family is the proud owner and manager of the Kiriaini farm in Gatanga, on the border of the Kiambu and Murang’a Counties. When the Njoroge family’s patriarch passed away, his 100 acre farm was divided into 3 smaller portions which are now managed by his children Jane, John and Simon independently. Next to coffee, the Njoroge family grows bananas and tea on their land to have alternative source of income. In 1978 the family built their own wet mill so Kiriaini would have all facilities on site to process their own cherries. John and Simon share the use of a small washing station called Kiriaini on alternate days of the week.

This specific lot belongs to Simon’s “block” of coffee. After harvest, the cherries are sorted and pulped in the wet mill. After fermentation and washing, the clean parchment is dried on raised drying tables to allow good air circulation and an even drying of the beans. When the parchment is dried sufficiently, it is brought to the Kofinaf dry mills for further processing and grading. The Kiriaini estate is located on the foothills of the Aberdare mountains, which reach dazzling altitudes of 3999m! About 36% of all coffee produced in the Muranga County is grown on small estates like Kiriaini.

  • Producer: Kiriaini Estate (Njoroge Family)
  • Harvest: Apr-Sept (fly crop), Oct-Dec (main crop)
  • Varietal: SL28
  • Processing Method: Fully washed and sun dried
  • Region: Thika – Muranga County
  • Country: Kenya
  • Elevation: 1,600 - 2,200m