Kenya

Githembe AA

red currant, carob syrup, Bosc pear, San Marzano tomato
We continue with the tradition of introducing you to our always fantastic light roasted Kenyas AAs. This new Kenya is not an exception. What captivated us about this coffee was its distinctive fragrances of berries and something quite amazing: tomato!
Yes, tomato is a flavour term not so rarely used when describing some Kenyan coffees that release heavy and dense flavours or dried red berries. However, the tomato flavours released by this Githembe AA are more fruity, citric, sweet and complex, more like Italian Marzano tomatoes which is a subtle and tasty.

While having this particular tomato notes, you can still enjoy drinking it as a fantastic cup of coffee prepared with your favourite brewing tool. Our light roasted Kenya AAs are also suitable for espresso, you will find a rich sweetness which will be evident even with milk.

Githembe Factory was built in 1969 and is run by Thiririka Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS). Over 550 members deliver cherry to the station. Thiririka FCS owns and operates 3 factories: Githembe, Kiganjo and Ndundu. In recent years, like many factories in the region, Githembe has sadly had issues with theft. For this reason, coffee is sometimes only pulped and washed at Githembe and is then moved to the more secure Kiganjo factory for drying.

All three of the factories run by Thiririka have a reputation for quality coffee among specialty buyers. Careful attention to detail and sharing knowledge between factories is one of the secrets. For instance, the current manager of Githembe (who has been at his post since 2018) was the previous manager at the Ndundu factory for 15 years!

  • Origin: Kiambu, Kenya, 1600-1800 masl
  • Bean: SL 28, SL34 , Ruiru 11. Hand-pulped, washed process.
  • Roast: Light

 

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