Kenya Muranga Riakiberu AA
Cup flavors are delicate and delicious, with tea-like highlight notes, Earl Grey and Darjeeling, herbal infusions, Oolong, tangy orange, bright acidity that's rounded off by sweetness underneath.
Region: Muranga County
Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Altitude: 1750+ masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Certification: Farm Gate
Riakiberu Factory is located in Muranga District in Kenya's Central Province. The wet mill is very old, built up in the late 1950s for members in the surrounding villages. Like most factories, the wet mill site is where farmers deliver whole coffee cherry to be processed through the wet mill, then dried before moving to dry milling facilities where the coffee is prepared for export. Riakiberu sits at roughly 1750 meters above sea level (some farmers at much higher elevations) and is situated near the Ndurumo River, from which they are able to channel fresh water into being used for wet processing which is then re-circulated without being put back into the river. Riakiberu is part of the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society who currently serves over 1500 farmer members. This is the AA selection, the largest bean size that is separated from the rest and offered at the highest premium. This particular AA coffee is citric and bright, with delicate, clean flavors that, when roasted light, ought to wow any coffee critic.
Description from Coffee Shrub.