Kenya Kainamui Peaberry [8oz]
dark grape, Kiwi fruit accents, and syrupy sweetness
Roasting July 12th ONLY (8oz Bags)
Ecuador Saraguro Natural Anaerobic
Tasting Notes: tropical fruit, chocolate mousse, green apple
Suggested Brewing Method: French Press, Drip, Moka Pot
What we know as the coffee “bean” is the seed of the coffee tree, developed inside the berry sized fruit most commonly as one of a pair, each with one flat and one rounded side. The most common mutation in coffee bean morphology is the “peaberry”, the result of only one seed developing in an individual fruit. Peaberries are rounded ovals, with no flat side, and represent 2 to 8 percent of the seeds produced by a given coffee tree. Some origins sort out their peaberry, some leave it mixed in with the flatbean. Some tasters prize the peaberry as having all the plant energy of two seeds packed into one, others dismiss this theory as botanically inaccurate. We can say with certainty that peaberries absorb heat differently than flatbean coffees, their uniformity of size and density allow for a beautifully even roast.
Our Kenya Peaberry comes to us from the Kirinyaga region, grown on smaller village farms dotting the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya which offer near perfect conditions for coffee cultivation. “Kianamui” refers to the washing station or “factory” where the farmers in the area bring their raw cherries for pulping, fermenting, and sun-drying prior to export.
Kenya Kainamui Peaberry brews a bold cup, bright and dry but complex and balanced by a syrupy sweetness. Fruit notes include ripe, dark grape, and bright accents of Kiwi fruit. Savoring the coffee reveals some subtle aromas of baking spice, finishing with lingering flavors reminiscent of sweetened cranberry juice.
There’s a lot to experience in the character of this fine coffee, and as you explore its nuances you may wonder if it’s the volcanic soil of the Kirinyaga district, or the concentrated energy of the peaberry, or the evenness of the roast that highlights its complex flavor. We’ll let you know if we find a definitive answer, in the meantime we invite you to share this great Kenya with us while supplies are still available.
Farm: New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society
Variety: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru-11
Elevation: 5,400 ft
Process: Fully washed