SPECIAL RESERVE KENYA TEREMUKA
$13.00 – $25.00
Flavor notes: pineapple, apricot, golden raisin, grapefruit
Coffee was introduced to the Teremuka Estate in the colonial era, but in 1978, the farmers took ownership of the estate and established a formal cooperative with over 1,000 members. The cooperative expanded the estate’s total farming area to 111 hectares, which produces over 800 metric tons of cherry every year. The estate sits at 2,100masl in Nakuru County, where the climate is temperate. The region is home to many lakes and volcanoes that are part of the Great Rift Valley. The deep red volcanic soil is rich in organic matter and ideal for growing coffee.
Seasonal workers handpick ripe cherries early in the morning. To pulp the cherries, clean water from the Olabaniata River is poured into the pulping hopper, funneling the cherries through a chute into the pulping chamber where two rotating abrasive slabs remove the outer fruit. The beans are fermented overnight and must pass a quality test by the wet mill manager before being washed. Once washed, the beans are sorted again with a density test, then sun-dried on raised beds.
In the cup, enjoy light body, bright acidity and tasting notes of pineapple, apricot, golden raisin, brown sugar and grapefruit (to name a few)! A stunning Kenyan offering!
*Generally, orders are roasted the following Monday and shipped out (or available for pickup) the next day. Buy 3 bags and get $3 shipping!