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Origins: Ribai Kiambu-Kenya
Altitude: 1800-2100 masl
Processing Method: Washed
This Kenyan peaberry really is a fun and surprising little package. What makes Kenya's Kiambu county so unique are the naturally occurring geographic conditions that surround the area. Ribai experiences strong and reliable bimodal rainfall as well as an ideal temperate zone that ranges from between 16c to 26c. The trees here thrive in rich red volcanic soil that is well-draining and rich in minerals unique to the region.
Processing this coffee is done so simply and transparently: cherries are harvested at optimum ripeness, de-pulped, fermented overnight and then washed. The coffee is then soaked and placed on raised beds to dry.
These gorgeous and sweet little peaberries grow alongside their larger cousins and are hand-selected by our beloved farmers and producers on parchment and during screen-size sorting.
Roaster’s notes: We’re finding this Kenyan Peaberry harder work but well worth it in the end. These green beans are so small and dense that heat application at the later stages of the roast must be closely monitored; great care must be taken to ensure that the roast doesn’t run. We are really finding this little bean to be strong and willful in the roaster and the best results have been achieved through hitting hard and getting out quickly, allowing the roast’s thermal mass to carry the curve across the line.
These little peaberries are harder work at every stage, but we can’t believe just how worth it all that extra effort is.
This coffee has a creamy mouthfeel, and notes of spiced cola, citrus, and plum.