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Kenya Nyeri Peaberry Kieni

Kieni Coffee Factory is part of the Mugaga Society, who produce the great Kagumoini and Kiamabara coffees we have offered this year. Light roasts have dynamic citrus bright notes, lemon, with a twist of rind, a momentary lime sensation, tangerine juice, and pineapple in the aftertaste. It's a bracing, bright cup with a dry, tea-like finish. Darker roasts have a piquant passionfruit taste, and dark brown sugar sweetness. Overall, the Kieni strikes a superb balance between lively citrus notes and sweet, mature fruit. City+ to Full City+ roast levels.
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Farm Gate Yes
Grade PB Main Crop Auction Lot
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17+ PB screen
Roast Recommendations City+ roast to Full City+ is ideal for the Kieni Peaberry lot.
Weight 1 LB
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Kieni Coffee Factory is part of the Mugaga Society, who produce the great Kagumoini and Kiamabara coffees we have offered this year. "Coffee Factory" might not sound right, but this is what a coffee mill is called in Kenya, and a Coop is called a Society. Mugaga has been one of my favorite groups this year, and when I visited in November-December we started talking about purchasing direct lots, bypassing the auction. The auction is great, but direct purchasing actually ensures a slightly higher price to the farmer group, and more transparency in pricing. Kieni is one of the smaller mills in the group which is perhaps why we have not seen samples of it often, if ever. That's too bad, because this is an amazing, vividly bright cup. The dry fragrance has a sweet note, with cane sugar accent with caramelized sugar. There are fruit juice scents, peach-apricot nectar. The wet aroma has dynamic volatile qualities of spice (even a touch of cardamom). It also has an interestingly complex sweet butter and caramel scent. The cup is all about dynamic citrus bright notes, lemon, with a twist of rind, a momentary lime sensation, tangerine juice ...and even a suggestion of pineapple in the aftertaste. It's a bracing, bright cup. The finish is pleasantly dry, tea-like in a way. In fact, I did a series of roasts later and tea notes were dominant, balanced English Breakfast black tea flavor, with a twist of orange. My lightest roasts had a malted wheat note and were a little rough in texture (City roast). I think this coffee really works from City+ to Full City+ levels. In fact, around FC+ there is a piquant passionfruit taste, and dark brown sugar sweetness. Overall, the Kieni strikes a superb balance between lively citrus notes and sweet, mature fruit.