All Coffee is sold as Whole Beans.
KENYA | EMBU
SL28, SL34 & RUIRU 11 | WASHED PROCESS
Tasting Notes: Apricot jam and lime with a buttery mouthfeel.
Mwiria is a washing station (or ‘factory’ as they’re known locally) in Embu County, Central Kenya. It is one of three washing stations owned by the Central Ngandori Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society. This co-op is made up of over 3000 producer-members, around 1000 of whom deliver their ripe coffee cherries to Mwiria.
The lots that make up this coffee were grown in the foothills of the extinct Mt Kenya volcano – an area that boasts nutrient-rich soil, high elevations and a cool climate, all of which contribute to the outstanding coffees being produced there. At harvest time, the producers hand-pick their coffee and deliver it to Mwiria, where it is meticulously wash-processed and sun-dried. It is then transported to Kahawa Bora mill, where it is dry milled and prepared for shipping.
We cupped through hundreds of coffees on our visit to Kenya at the beginning of 2020, and Mwiria was one of our favourites! With its sparkling acidity and floral complexity, it’s a beautiful example of a coffee from the Embu area.