First roast coming 9/16!
WHY WE LOVE IT: A full-on Kenya experience with flavors like cardamom and citrus, combined with a surprising subtle fruit pastry complexity
DESCRIPTION: pink grapefruit, vanilla, cardamom, lemon tart
REGION: Machakos District
ALTITUDE: 1,450 - 1,800 m
PROCESSING: Fully washed and sun dried on raised beds
VARIETY: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Kenyan coffee is finally back and we couldn’t be more excited! Our first one of the season comes to us from the Kaliluni Farmers Cooperative Society in the Machakos District of Kenya’s Eastern Province. With classic Kenyan flavors like cardamom and citrus combined with a surprising subtle fruit pastry complexity, this coffee reminds us why we spend all year waiting for our first Kenyan coffee to arrive.
Kaliluni F.C.S. consists of 1475 member farmers with each member, on average, tending 250 trees on less than one hectare. After harvest, the members bring their coffee to the Kaliluni Coffee Factory, the cooperative’s only wet mill. Collectively, the members at Kaliluni F.C.S. value quality and precision in their harvesting, sorting, and processing. To help with their commitment to producing only the highest quality coffee, the F.C.S. joins 28 other farmer cooperative societies from the region as part of the Machakos Cooperative Union, which supports regional cooperative societies with education, processing, subsidies for farm improvements, marketing, and other services.
We know the power of coffee to build community, which is why we love this coffee from Kaliluni F.C.S. for more than just its bright and exciting flavors. Whether at the Kaliluni Factory, in one of our cafes, or in your kitchen, Kenya Kaliluni brings people together -- and that’s why we can’t wait to share it with you.