A coffee with a sweet taste of blackcurrants, and subtle notes of wine and cherries. A clean, fruity aftertaste compliments the light aroma.
What’s unusual about this coffee is that it’s pea berry. If you look closely at the beans, you’ll notice they’re different from what you usually see; they’re a whole round bean.
Most coffee beans split in two while the cherry is growing, giving the familiar flat-sided shape to the bean. A PB bean stays as one whole bean.
Kirinyaga is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and together with the neighbouring region Nyeri, it’s known for coffees with some of the most intense and complex flavours in the world.
The region is made up of mainly smallholder farms, each with 100 trees. The farmers are organised in Cooperative Societies that act as umbrella organisations for factories (wet mills), where the smallholders deliver their coffee cherries for processing.
Kirinyaga has a mix of smallholders and block holders with small to medium farms. The ones that don’t have their own processing equipment deliver cherries to their local Cooperative. Many of the farmers are surrounded by several wet mills and as members are free to choose where they want to deliver their cherries.