Thangathi - Kenya

Notes Cranberry, Cinnamon, Blackberry
Origin New Gikaru Farmers Cooperative Society, Thangathi Wet-Mill, Mukurwe-Ini, Nyeri, Kenya
Altitude 1,400-1,600m
Varietal SL34, SL28, Ruiri 11, Batian
Process Washed

Thangathi is one of five wet-mills that belong to the New Gikaru Farmers Cooperative Society in Nyeri County, Kenya. The cooperative is made up 1,350 members, each with an average of 200 trees. 90% of the coffee grown by the members is either SL34 or SL28, with around 7% Ruiri 11, and the rest Batian - the latter sharing its name with the highest peak of Mount Kenya, on whose slopes it grows.

The coffee cherry is handpicked when ripe, then delivered to the wet-mill the same day to ensure no uncontrolled fermentation occurs. At the mill it is sorted again, depulped and washed using river water. The coffee is then sun-dried on raised beds until optimal humidity is reached. It is then transported to the Kofinaf dry mill for hulling and bagging in preparation for export.

In the cup it is loaded with big fruit flavours, notably cranberry and blackberry, with a hint of cinnamon.

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