Producer: Dr. Brian Gakunga
Process: Fully Washed
Variety: SL-28 & SL-34
Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant, Orange, & Cherry Tomato
This exceptional Kiriga AA lot comes from Kiriga Estate in Muranga’a, Kenya. Kiriga is owned by Dr. Brian Gakunga.
Dr. Gakunga inherited the farm from his grandfather who purchased it from British settlers in the early 20th century.
Kiriga is located about 30 miles from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Urban encroachment of the city’s metropolitan area is a reality in the area. Countless neighboring coffee farms have been sold to real estate developers. We’ve ensured that Kiriga has been compensated sustainably for this coffee so that they may continue producing coffee.
The coffee’s aromatic notes of orange and blackberry jam are crystal clear. The cup’s lively and tangy acidity is unmistakably Kenyan. Juicy notes of blackcurrant, orange marmalade and gooseberry float above a classic hint of sweet cherry tomato. Savoring a cup of this rare single-estate Kenya is a privilege not to be missed!