All coffee is sold as whole beans. If you would like your coffee ground please leave a note at checkout.
Tasting Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Toffee, Red Apple
Location: Kirinyaga, Kenya
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Processing: Washed & Sun Dried
Kainamui is one of the first Kenyan washing stations we ever started working with. It is located in one of our favourite regions, Kirinyaga. Coffee from here is mostly SL28 and SL34 varietals which give that classic washed Kenyan taste of Pink Grapefruit, Toffee and Red Apple. We believe Kenyan coffees are particularly versatile, working well both as Espresso and Filter.
Kainamui is run by the New Ngariama Cooperative society who also run the esteemed Kamwangi washing station. There are about 1800 farmer members of Kainamui, but not every producer will deliver coffee annually. Each lot from Kainamui consists of coffees from hundreds of smallholders surrounding the washing station.
Fresh coffee cherry is delivered to the washing station from the farms where it is first colour sorted. The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation before being washed and graded in channels and dried on raised beds.