Kenya Githembe AB (200g)
Exquisitely aromatic: high-toned, savory and impossibly floral. Toffee, dried black currant, myrrh, lavender. Plush, syrupy mouth feel, complex finish that is equal parts sweet and savory.
FARM: Githembe AB
Githembe has up to 1500 active farmers increasing varieties Sl 28, Sl 34 and Batian. Harvest takes place between October and December and shipment from March to April. The annual production is about 4100 bags (bags of 60kg).
Thiririka FCS has 3 factories: Githembe, Kiganjo and Ndundu. However, at Githembe the coffee is only pulped and washed, before it is brought to Kiganjo for drying. Because of security issues, for the last 3 years the parchment could not be dried at the Githembe factory. The factory was built in 1969 and the manager has been working there for years. Before that, he was the manager at the Ndundu factory for 15 years.
We got to know Githembe via Nordic Approach. Nordic Approach is a sourcing company focusing solely on high quality green coffees. We do the groundwork to identify, improve, select, and import the best coffees from the most interesting origins. Every coffee they buy or forward to a client is selected based on the cup profile. They believe transparency through the chain and premiums going back to the producers is the only way to achieve a sustainable quality coffee production. Our cooperation with Nordic started in 2016 and all of our coffees are based on their quality of transparency.
About Kenya Githembe
ARRIVED IN:30kg Boxes
VARIETIES:Sl28, Sl 34, Batian
Kenya lies at longitude 34 – 42 degrees and latitudes 5 degrees and covers an area of 580 thousand square kilometers. There are about 43 million inhabitants. The two main coffee growing areas are in the surroundings of Mt. Kenya in Central Kenya as well the west all the way towards Mt. Elgon at the border of Uganda.
Kenya can produce up to 65,000 tons of green coffee and varies from year to year. The last few years it’s been around 45,000 tons. Kenya mainly produces fully washed coffees, and is considered by many as the world’s number one quality producer. There are more than 700 thousand coffee farmers (smallholders) representing about 55% of the production. The rest are mostly Estates. There are about 3000 small estates with less than 20 hectares, 300 larger ones and about 1,100 cooperative wet mills. Coffee exports counts for about 10% of Kenya’s income.