Blackberry with sweet lime and brown sugar.
Category - Adventurous
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Origin - Kenya
Factory - Muthigi-ini
Cooperative - Rwama F.C.S
Varietal - SL 28, SL 34, Batian, Ruiri 11
Process - Washed
Import Partner: Cafe Imports
Muthigi-ini Factory is operated by the Rwama Farmers Cooperative Society, which has about 2,800 total active members. The total amount of coffee growing land run by the Rwama F.C.S members is just 263 total hectares.
Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee.
Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day's deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thousands of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.This particular lot showcases a lot of sweet flavours that remind us of brown sugar and berries. This sweetness is complemented by a stunning blackberry and lime like acidity.