The Flavour Profile
A light roasted coffee with bursting and very blackcurrant, rhubarb, hazelnut, orange and strawberry notes, this coffee contains a fruity and light body. We recommend this coffee for cafetiere or filter extraction which can be best enjoyed mid morning/lunch or after dinner.
The Little Details
This exceptional AA lot was produced at the Twin River Estate, near the town of Thika in Kenya’s Kiambu County.
It's grown 1500-1650 metres above sea level. All coffee cherries are handpicked and are delivered to the mill the same day, where they undergo meticulous sorting.Factory (as washing stations / wet mills are called in Kenya) employees oversee the process, making sure that any underripe or damaged cherries will not be accepted. After being weighed and logged the cherries are introduced into the hopper to be pulped. Pulping will only begin when a sufficient quantity of cherries has been received.
Once the coffee has been pulped, beans are fully washed using clean river water from Thika to remove all traces of mucilage, during which time it will be graded. Next, the coffee will be delivered to dry on the factory’s raised drying beds. The coffee will dry here slowly over 2 to 3 weeks, during this time it will be turned regularly and covered during the hottest part of the day. Finally, the dried coffee is taken to the dry mill for secondary processing. Here, coffee is hulled and graded by size and density, before being rebadged ready to export.
It's drawn from SL28, SL34 and Ruiru11 varietal coffee beans.