KIC | KENYA NYERI KIANDU
Bright Profile | Light roast
Tasting Notes: Buttery, Mild Citrus, Jam
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Kiandu factory was formed in 1970 under a larger group called Tetu Coffee Growers. It wasn’t until 2011 Kiandu became a society of its own. Kiandu has 1524 member farmers which tend to small plots of land. They deliver their crops to the Kiandu Factory which mills the coffee.
SL28/34, Ruiru-11, Batian
DID YOU KNOW
The majority of the producers in the Kiandu Co-op grow food crops as well such as corn, beans and sweet potatoes as well as coffee.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across this months coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This month we are roasting a Kenyan coffee from the Nyeri region. This is the top Kenyan lot we picked this year to go out with a bang for the last days of summer. This coffee offers a complex and intense acidity as well as sweet fruit like flavors and aromas.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
19 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from Aug 16 to Sep 06 2020 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Probat UG-22 roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.