Kenya AA Kiangai

From £6.85

Bold, Forest Fruits, Sparkling Acidity
  • Coffee Filter
  • Cafatiere
  • Aeropress
  • filter Coffee

From the village of Kiangai in Central Kenya, this bourbon-typica varietal is grown high in the rich volcanic soils to the South West of Mount Kenya.  Once the coffee cherries are picked by hand, they are taken to a centralized wet mill to be washed, pulped, fermented, and dried in the sun. The beans are then transferred to a dry mill for further processing and grading.

A bold, complex Kenya AA with large, perfectly sorted beans, producing a delightfully full bodied, bright cup, full of flavour.  There are few better ways to kick off your day!

We enjoy this as a Filter brew, also in Cafetiere and Aeropress brews, otherwise as an entertaining choice for an interesting Stovetop or Espresso.

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Region

Kirinyaga, Nyeri

Altitude

1700 – 1800 MASL

Varietal

Bourbon, Typica

Method

Washed

Roast

Lighter

Bourbon and Typica compose the most culturally and genetically important groups of Arabica coffees in the world.  Historically, coffee seeds were taken from the coffee forests of Southwestern Ethiopia to Yemen, where they were cultivated as a crop.  Recent genetic tests have confirmed that Bourbon and Typica were the main seeds taken from Ethiopia to Yemen.  From Yemen, descendants of Bourbon and Typica spread around the world, forming the basis of modern arabica coffee cultivation.

Coffee plays an important role in the Kenyan economy. This crop is responsible for 27% of all exports and it has a share of 50% of all agricultural production. Coffee was introduced in the region from Ethiopia via Aden at the end of the 19th century by the Fathers of the Holy Spirit Congregation. Later the St. Austin Mission introduced  from the island of Reunion the Bourbon variety and at the beginning of the 20th century, the Kent variety being introduced from India.

Kenya’s main coffee cultivation area stretches from the slopes of Mount Kenya in the South until almost the capital; there is also a small growing region on the slopes of Mt. Elgon, on the border between Uganda and Kenya.  Coffee is grown at high altitude, the most important regions being in the west: Kasii, Nyanza, Bungoma and Kakomanga.  Whilst in the Rift Valley: Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Kericho and Kajiado.

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