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Artisan Roast: Kenya, Kii Special Reserve, Washed

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From Artisan Roast:

A bold, classic representation of Kenyan coffee. Honeydew melon sweetness, a dense syrupy mouthfeel and a sparkling, refined acidity - delicious!

Central Kenya is the heartland of some of the world’s most recognisable coffee. The regions distinct red soil hills roll from altitudes of 1400 – 2000m asl bordered on one side by Mount Kenya and the Abederes national park on the other. Coffee production is usually structured with washing stations (called factories) come under the umbrella of a larger FSC (farmers co-operative society). In the case of Kii, it is one of three factories of the larger Rung’eto FCS Society in Kirinyaga and Embu counties.

While terroir will give you a chance of quality, management of ongoing coffee quality will give consistency in quality, and Kii consistently produces some of the most regarded coffee in Kenya. The 1200 members will typically own a few hundred coffee trees and they deliver ripe red cherry from these trees into a central co-operative washing station for further processing. Ensuring this quality is consistent is the foundation on which this delicious coffee is built.

We have roasted this coffee light to preserve the intense citric acidity. Flavours are many - for us the stand out ones are a green tea, touch of toffee and syrupy melon finish.

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Altitude: 1600 - 1900m asl
Farm/Coop: Kii Co-op
Great for: Aeropress, Espresso, Filter
Origin: Africa/Kenya - Ngariama Town, Kirinyaga County
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Bourbon SL28, Bourbon SL34, K7 and some Ruiru 11

Roasting and delivery information

We roast every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 12 pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday) We send the coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.