April Coffee Roasters

Kenya - Kii AA

 

Location: Ngariama, Kirinyaga County
Process Station: Kii Factory
Producer: Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society
Varietal: SL28 and SL34 (AA)
Growing Altitude: 1600-2000 masl
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: January 2017
Product: Espresso
Flavour Notes: Red Berries & Florals


The Kii Factory, alongside the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society have been building their strong reputation for quality since 1953, and we strongly believe that some of the best lots of the Kirinyaga region can be found at this factory.

Grown and harvested in the foothills of Mount Kenya, this perfect growing environment allows the SL28 and SL34 varietal to flourish and develop into an excellent final product, with lots typically bursting with fruit flavours and complex acidity.

 

Espresso Roast Brewing Advice:

Use a 1:2.2 brew ratio. With all espresso you must first identify the size of your filter basket - preferably of the brand and variety 'VST 'Ridgeless' - that you are using. For this particular coffee, the optimal dose would be -1g from the basket size, using a 1:2.2 ratio, and aiming for a target TDS of 8.7. Depending on which grinder and set-up you're working with, the result will be varied however our recommended total brew time is still between 27 - 29 seconds brewing this coffee.