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The Coffee Officina - Karatina PB & Thiriku AB Kenya

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We have selected 2 very special Kenyan coffees with very different taste characteristics. Both coffees are from the same region and have gone through a fully washed process. The main difference comes from the size grades. Karatina is a peaberry (PB) and Thiriku is an (AB). We find tasting these coffees side by side a very interesting experience.

Karatina PB: Plum jam and cherry aroma. Complex spices and blackcurrant notes. Bright citrus acidity.
Thiriku AB: Blueberry and jasmine aroma. Juicy redcurrants and molasses. Soft and balanced acidity.

KARATINA PB

Region – Nyeri, Central Kenya
Farm – Small holders of Barichu FCS
Varietal – SL28, SL34 and some Ruiru 11
Altitude – 1700 masl
Proc. Method – Fully washed & sun-dried

THIRIKU AB

Region – Nyeri, Central Kenya
Farm – Small holders of Thiriku Coop
Varietal – SL28, SL34 and some Ruiru 11
Altitude – 1890 masl
Proc. Method – Fully washed & sun-dried

A peaberry (PB) is the result of only one seed forming inside the coffee cherry rather than the usual two. They are considered to have a greater intensity of flavour and in this case lots of sweetness and brighter acidity.

The (AB) refers to a slightly larger size bean than the (PB) and grows with the usual 2 seeds inside the cherry. We found in this particular coffee more floral attributes and a lower acidity than a typical Kenyan.

Altitude: 1700 masl & 1890 masl
Great for: Aeropress, Filter
Origin: Africa/Kenya
Process Method: Washed

When do we roast your coffee?

We normally roast on a Tuesday and send out coffee Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders received before 12pm, will be sent out the same day. Otherwise it will be sent the day after.

Delivery Method

We send out any orders that weigh below 2kg with Royal mail. Anything above that will be sent with a courier

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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.