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Kenya Githiru AA
Region: Githiru, Nyeri, Kenya Altitude: 1,800 – 1,900 masl Varietal: L-28, SL-34, Ruiru, Batian Process: Full Washed
Roast Level Light - Roasted for filter brew, however, we enjoyed a higher ratio extraction for espresso & using double ristretto for milk based coffee.
Tasting Notes Floral. Milk Chocolate. Cherry. Black Currant.
The Githiru wet mill was constructed in 1982, but the cooperative has been in existence since just 2000. There are 840 registered members of the Githiru Farmers Cooperative Society, and the average farm size is about a tenth of an acre. These smallholders generally manage half acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees. The coffee they produce is washed processed, where the fully ripe cherries are pulped, fermented and washed to finally be dried slowly over 2-3 weeks where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.
The AA, AB and other grades used to classify lots in Kenya are an indication of screen size only. They are not any indication of cup quality. AA grades often command higher prices at auction though this grade is no indication of cup quality and an AB lot from a better farm may cup better.