Kenya Nyeri Thageini AA
Thageini Factory is part of Aghuti Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), an FCS that includes a few other stations we buy from: Gititu and Kagumo. It's not the "factory" as we might imagine it. "Factories" are essentially small washing stations aligned with a particular "society" in Kenya, what we would call a "cooperative". We return to the societies who seem to regularly produce some of the best Kenya coffees, and each year we come across societies that are new to us as well: such as Aghuti. This coffee was purchased direct, not through the Kenya auction system, so we could avoid the risk of losing it. To do this we pay a price that is higher than what the top auction bid might be, but it means we get the exact lot we want.
Thageini is loaded with fresh fruit notes, a remarkable depth of flavors - ripe plum, citrus, cherry, and pineapple. Acidity is brilliant, citrus-like, and a unique elegance is found in the flavor of chocolate and hazelnut uncommon to the region.