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Kenya Ndimaini Peaberry SL34, SL28 Washed

Regular price $27.85
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More About Kenya Ndimaini Peaberry SL34, SL28 Washed

  • Country – Kenya 
  • Region – Nyeri County, southernmost foothills of Mt. Kenya
  • Farm- Ndimaini Coop, 1500 members 
  • Varietal – SL 34, SL 28, Ruiru 11
  • Elevation – 1,585 to 1,700 meters
  • Process – Washed, and skin dried before being dried on raised beds    
  • Roast –  Light

Cupping Notes:  Tangerine, white chocolate, pink lemonade.  

Zoka Cupping Score: 87.5

Ndimaini Cooperative is made up of 1,500 farm growing partners and based in Nyeri County at the southernmost foothills of Mt. Kenya.  

This is a peaberry coffee. Peaberry is a genetic mutation in the coffee tree that results in one bean per cherry, instead of the normal two. These beans appear smaller and more rounded. Their rarity and unpredictability makes them special. That small, dense Peaberry bean packs a punch of intense sweetness.  

Uniquely, Ndimaini's coffee undergoes an hour long pre-ferment, followed by 18 hours of traditional fermentation, then 2 hours on drying tables before being washed in the traditional sense and dried. This added 2 hours of drying time is called "skin drying." The drying heat helps to stop the fermentation.  Unlike most, Ndimaini does not soak parchment which may contribute to the punchy fruit notes in their coffees.  

Kenya is a country known for spectacular coffees. They hold a top spot for specialty and they are priced accordingly for that prestige. Yet, it's a country where production is dropping each year. 

Photos: Peaberry, green. This is how the coffee arrives to us, prior to our roasting process.