Kenya Nguku AB
A stunning Kenyan microlot with all of the traits we look for from this industry powerhouse. Juicy stone fruit in the cup, cherry, floral and beautiful dark chocolate in the finish. Rich and full-bodied with just the right amount of crisp, clean acidity, the Nguku is a delight.
Wet Mill: Nguku
Region: Kigumo Division, Murang'a, Kirinyaga
Process: fully washed, sun-dried on raised African beds
One of the world’s most sought-after origins and a stand-out favourite for many, Kenyan coffee has a distinct profile known for its intensity, full body and aroma.
Like neighbouring Ethiopia, Kenya boasts the high altitudes, rich soils and stable climate best suited to specialty coffee production. Even better, Kenya also have one of the most transparent and rigid buying systems in the world at the Nairobi coffee auctions.
Unique in the world’s market, Kenya’s coffee industry is known in particular for its grading system as well as its increasing reliance on the cooperative model of production, processing, milling, marketing and auction.
With over 70% of Kenyan coffee grown by small-holder farmers, many of them subsistence or mixed-crop farmers, the cooperative model flourishes in Kenya where longstanding, highly-organised and community run cooperatives assist growers to produce and sell high quality green coffee for the global market as well as, in many cases, assisting with the provision of healthcare, education and financial assistance to their members.
This lot of coffee comes to us from the Nguku factory, one of several small regional wet mills that together make up the Thanga-ini cooperative in Murang’a county in the foothills of the Aberdares.
In Kenya, all green coffee is graded according to size, with beans ‘sifted’ through screens to separate lots.
AA is the largest, followed by AB, C, PB, T, TT, UG1 and so on.
Although larger beans often sell at a higher price, grade is only one of many factors that distinguishes a high quality Kenyan coffee.
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