Kiiriangoro AB is all sold out for this year
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About the Coffee
A well-balanced and delicious filter coffee – perfect for a pour-over method such as a Chemex or V60. It’s a great example of a Kenyan coffee with bright, citrus flavours. We taste stewed plums, zesty orange and Pimms and recommend a brew ratio of 60 – 80g coffee / 1000ml.
About the coffee growers
Kiiriangoro is a small village located between Nairobi and Mount Kenya, on the Eastern slopes of the Aberdare Range some 1700m above sea level. The coffee is grown by around 500 smallholders in the Thangaini Farmers Cooperative Society, The deep, rich, volcanic soils here are perfectly suited to growing arabica coffee.
How this coffee is processed
Ripe coffee cherries are picked and processed on the day of harvest. The cherries are sorted on patios, pulped to remove their skins, then fermented in water tanks overnight when temperatures are cooler
The coffee is sun-dried on raised beds and covered whenever there is sign of rain or the sun’s rays are too harsh. During this process the coffee is checked for moisture, when it reaches its target moisture level of 10-12% it is dry milled to remove the remaining fruit of the coffee cherry. Once graded the coffee beans are sent to us for roasting.
About the roaster
Kiriangoro is roasted on Betty, a 1955 cast iron Probat roaster found in Cardiff in 2010 and lovingly brought back to life through a series of restorations by Extract Coffee co-founder, David Faulkner. Her most recent restoration throughout 2018 and 2019 made further improvements on her efficiency and will keep this iconic machine running for many more years to come.