Tasting Notes: Blueberry, chocolate, lime, peach.
SCA Cup Score: 89 What does this mean?
Producers: Multiple Smallholders is Rusinga and Mbogo Sectors
Varietal: BM139, BM71, Bourbon, Jackson
Growing Altitude: 2000+ masl
Harvest: June - October
What is it good for?: This coffee works well for filter and espresso.
Additional Notes : What on earth is a Peaberry you say? Well, almost always the coffee fruits have two seeds (which we usually call beans). The relatively rare peaberries are the small seeds that develop abnormally because of the absence of their counterparts. Offering flavors all their own, these peaberries help add to the undeniable allure of this coffee and simultaneously cement it as a truly rare find.
2019 has been the first year for the production of naturals allowing for a little research first to ensure the output is of the quality we have come to expect from Jacquie and Malcolm. Coffee is picked and brought to the Kinini washing station where it is separated from the other lots to be processed. The cherry must be delivered by 4pm on the day of picking and infrastructure has been built in order to make this easier. As the washing station grows, raised beds have expanded allowing the cherry to be spread out and dried for 48 days at a depth of two inches, turning regularly to avoid over fermentation and allow even drying throughout the crop. Each raised bed comes with its own marker to ensure microlot traceability and yellow tarpaulin for quick covering in case of rain. For this lot, Kinini have separated the peaberries to create a new microlot of the sweetest cherries with their natural process.
Brewing: For espresso try 1 - 2.2 brew ratio
An example: 18g in 40g out over 28 seconds