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Ghostbird Coffee

Kenya Kayu AB


Rooibos Tea. Berry Candy. Red Date. Floral.

Variety Ruiru 11
Processing Washed
Region Murange County
Altitude 1600-1900masl
Roast Level Medium Light Roast
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Within the Murang’a County along the slopes of the Aberdare Range is the Kayu Factory, or wet mill. 1,931 smallholders in this region contribute coffee cherries to this mill and belong to the New Kiriti Farmers Co-operative Society.

Situated at 1,650 meters above sea level, this region is defined by its bright red soils, full of rich nutrients for coffee trees. The high altitude allows for ideal temperatures and rainfall for the slow maturation of coffee cherries. Smallholders in this region grow coffee on small plots of land and pick the cherries during harvest to deliver to the mill. 

Once the cherries reach the mill, the coffee is washed with water from the Kagondo River. The water is pumped via a diesel engine into reservoir tanks. After the cherries are pulped, the coffee is placed in large tanks to soak in water and ferment. This allows for the breakdown of the exterior mucilage, normally lasting overnight. The coffee is then spread evenly on raised tables to dry in the open sun until a targeted moisture content is reached.

This Kenyan coffee has lovely fruity floral qualities that make a juicy cuppa. The intense sweetness of berry candy, paired with red grape & red dates fruity note & finished with floral hints. A refreshing cuppa that makes the perfect cure to hot weather.

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 280ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 2 minutes
Roast Date 30th of May

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