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Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi

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Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi

Peaberry, Washed, Hand-sorted, and Sun Dried on Raised Beds

Medium body, Citrus Zest, Herbal, Cocoa

This Kenya coffee is from Kirinyaga county and produced by the local cooperative society, Baragwi.

Along the lower, forested edges of Mt. Kenya (a stratovolcano) where elevation is high, and the soil is mineral-rich, are communities of growers who produce some of the best coffees in Kenya.

Kirinyaga county is one of the smallest of these counties, and they have produced this wonderful Peaberry coffee (more detail below) which exhibits a wonderful, "Classic" Kenya profile.

General Flavor Observations
Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi

The softer tones and medium body presented by this Kenya Peaberry coffee, is something to be treasured.

With the first sip, you will know this is a great Kenyan coffee.
A citrusy, and floral edge presents itself early on and tapers into a mouth-feel that is round and smooth.
The profile is underscored by a nice complexity and notes of baker's chocolate, and the finish is crisp and lingering.

A variety of spice and herbal tones are evident as well, depending on the roast level chosen.

This is not a typical heavy bodied fruit forward Kenya, but rather a more subtle and complex offering that focuses on quality rather than impact.

Our Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Peaberry offers a very nice experience in the cup that I hope you will enjoy!

Roast Level Profile Notes
Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi

My recommended roast level is Full City for an outstanding experience in the cup.

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast will alter the profile.

City Roast (light roast)

Very, VERY bright and herbaceous. I don't recommend this roast level unless you are a true fan of light roasted coffees.

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

Our Full City roast is perfect for bringing out the best balance of attributes for this Kenya coffee.
The body will be medium and nicely rounded, with nice notes of baker's chocolate. The fruit tones are reminiscent of lemon or perhaps grapefruit.
The finish will be crisp with a wonderful, soft brightness.
The whole cup experience will be supported by a variety of spice and herbal tones.

Full City (+) Roast

This roast level is where the mouth-feel becomes noticeably silkier and the body presents a bit more depth.
The fruit tones become juicier and more currant-like, with darker chocolate tones.
The acidity softens slightly, with a mellow, sweet, and lingering finish.

Vienna Roast

This roast will provide a juicier body with darker, bittersweet chocolate notes, and the finish will be more pointed. Nice, but perhaps pushing the limit as complexity is somewhat lost.

French Roast

Not recommended.

Additional Information
Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi

Kenya’s coffee is dominated by a cooperative system of production, whose members vote on representation, marketing and milling contracts for their coffee, as well as profit allocation.

The farmers, who produced this particular coffee, average less than 300 pounds of picked cherry each!

Kenya coffees are sold competitively by quality, which means well-endowed counties like Kirinyaga achieve very high average prices year after year.
These smallholder farmers, each with a few hundred coffee trees at the most, have produced this wonderful offering.

  • Producer: Baragwi Cooperative Society
  • Origin: Kenya
  • Region: Kirinyaga
  • Processing Station: Gachami
  • Traceable: Small Farm Holders
  • Elevation: 5,577 - 5,906 ft.
  • Process: Fully Washed
  • Drying: Sun Dried on Raised Beds
  • Varietal: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian

5 Stars
Great African coffee
One of the best African coffees bar none.
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