Kenya - Kamunyaka AB - Washed - Filter
The new African coffee season is now in full swing, and we are suitably excited as we are somewhat die hard Kenyan fans (nerd out).
Our last find 'Kangiri' was a classic Kenyan profile. Big and bold with blackcurrant and liquorice flavours, which is considered a typical Kenyan of sorts.
Kamunyaka is a completely different style. It's a HUGE coffee and one that we think you are going to love as much as we do.
It's insanely complex, very very sweet and smooth, but has multiple layers of subtle flavours with great acidity. It prominent flavour is blackberry with a nice pineapple tang, supported by a super smooth merlot finish.
Here's some key info on this great coffee >
The farmers / Coop:
Iriaini farmer’s co-operative society was registered on 29th December 1996, under the co-operative society’s act. No. CS.7934. It is located in Iria-ini, Mathira East Sub-county in Nyeri County. It is surrounded by scenic highlands west of Mt. Kenya forest and is situated in an area famed for producing some of the world’s finest coffees.
Currently the society has 1700 active members. It comprises of three wet mills: Kamunyaka, Kiamwangi and Miiri, with the head office located at Kamunyaka factory. The management committee comprises of five members while the society has employed 20 permanent employees and many seasonal workers. Iriaini FCS management committee are involved in making major decisions for the society as a whole.
Timely and selective hand picking is carried out and the cherry's are delivered to the wet mill the same day they are picked. The red, ripe cherry's are then separated from under ripes, over ripes and foreign matter.Processing utilises clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is carried out on raised African beds for 12 to 20 days where the parchment coffee is covered in the midday sun and turned carefully to ensure even drying. The dried parchment is then delivered to the dry mill for hulling, grading and sorting before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa port.
About the Region:
Iria-ini farmer’s co-operative society comprises of three wet mills: Kamunyaka, Kiamwangi and Miiri, with the head office located in the Kamunyaka factory, which is located in Mathira East Sub-county in Nyeri County. It is surrounded by scenic highlands; west of Mt.Kenya forest and is situated in an area famed for producing some of the world’s finest coffees.
- Location: Itia-ini, Mathira, Nyeri, Kenya
- Varietal: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28 & SL34
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1600- 1900 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter