FROM THE GEEK FILE
• COUNTY: Murang’a
• DISTRICT: Mathioya
• CO-OPERATIVE: New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society
• WET MILL: Gondo
• PROCESS: Fully washed and sun-dried
• VARIETY: SL28
• ALTITUDE: 1900-2000 Meters
• CUPPING NOTES: Blackberry, Shiraz, Rhubarb
Why You’ll Love It: Unique growing conditions give this auction lot coffee the tart, juicy flavors of red wine.
Story of the bean: The volcanic soil in the Mathioya District is a deep red color and is rich in iron. This fertile ground produces ripe, red coffee cherries that are hand-picked and pulped the same day at the Gondo Wet Mill, part of the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society.
The cherries are wet pulped and fully washed using clean water from the Kananahu stream, before being laid out to dry in the bright Kenyan sun. Extremely high altitudes and the volcanic soil create unique conditions that give this coffee a complex balance of tartness and sweetness - not unlike an excellent Shiraz.
About the company
Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti founded La Colombe on a simple but profound premise: America Deserves Better Coffee. By sourcing and roasting with care, and borrowing on ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world, the two have built a successful company and an elevated coffee experience for Americans. Through 20 years of hard work and innovation, the two have made sure that experience is shared in cafes and homes across the country. Read More
Company: La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Brand: La Colombe
Origin: Kenya / USA
Claims: Extremely high altitudes and the volcanic soil create unique conditions that give this coffee a complex balance of tartness and sweetness
Variants: View Full Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Find a Cafe