KENYA "Kikuyu" - Karatina AA, Medium Roast

Africa Coffee + Tea

Our Karatina AA comes from the Barichu Farmers Coop Society with more than 4,000 active members. Each member has an average of a half hectare of land for coffee growing alongside macadamia, beans, banana and maize. Our medium roast "Kikuyu" displays an intense lemon, great sweetness, balance and complexity. A delightful drink.

Medium Roast

Single-origin premium Arabica
Location: Karatina AA
Processing: Washed, sun-dried
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Elevation: 1,800 to 2,000 meters
Tasting: Intense lemon, great sweetness, balance and complexity 

"Kikuyu" literally describes a huge sycamore tree but is used to refer to the largest ethnic group of people in the area who are all “children of the tree”. Kikuyu is a language of the Bantu family spoken primarily by the Kikuyu people of Kenya in the area between Nyeri and Nairobi. More than 20 percent of Kenya's population belong to this largest ethnic group in Kenya.  

Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”. Some of the earliest evidence of man’s ancestors and several thousand fossils and artefacts spanning over 27 million years have been discovered in Kenya. People from all over Africa and the Middle East have historically traveled and traded across it for centuries because Kenya's location between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. This has also created a diverse culture with more than 60 languages and more than 40 ethnic groups. Coffee was introduced to Kenya in 1896 by missionaries. Kenyan Arabica is grown in rich volcanic soils found in the highlands between 1,400 to 2,000 meters above sea level. About 700,000 small-scale farmers and 3,850 coffee estates are involved in coffee production. 

This coffee is sold ground to your specification or unground. You can purchase grinders in our accessories section to prepare these premium beans using your preferred brewing method.


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