Kenya Thirakwa AB - Green

Region: Kirinyaga
Varietal: SL28, SL34, and Ruiru11
Mill: Gakuyini
Farmer/Grower:1533 Smallholder Farms
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1600-1700 M
Grade: AB
Cupping Notes: Maple Syrup, Strawberry, Champagne, Marshmallow, Grapefruit Acidity

Recommended Roast: City to Full CIty
Good For: Pour-overs, Auto-Drip, Espresso

Description:The Thirikwa Cooperative Society is located on the Upper Medium (or UM2) zone of Mt. Kenya. Its membership consists of 1,553 smallholder farmers, of whom 674 are women. Together, they produce about 250 tons of cherry per season in red, volcanic soil.

Farmers hand pick ripe cherry and delivery it to the Gakuyini mill for processing the same day. At the mill, cherry sorting is carried out prior to pulping and ripe cherries are separated from underripes, overripes and foreign matter.

The mill uses clean river water for its processing and recirculates the water before disposing of it in seepage pits. The coffee is then dried in the sun on raised beds before it's delivered to the dry mill for secondary processing.

Gakuyuini is about 130km from Nairobi and is represented by five elected management-committee members.

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Nice nothing to write home about

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Kenya Thirakwa AB - Green

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Kenya's earthiness

I roasted the Kenyan beans to City Plus and used them for single-origin espresso. They had an interesting earthy taste, similar to an Indonesian bean.

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Everyone enjoyed this Kenya

Excellent full body with a smooth finish
Hard to find green beans are found here at Bodhi thanks for the vast selection

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J.D.
I love Kenya coffee and this is no exception

Kenyan is one of my favorite region for coffee beans, and this one meets all my expectations. Bodhi Leaf is so good at sending out orders promptly, and their prices can't be beat. Their beans are high quality.


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