Kenya Thimu AA 250g Roast Date 16/07/18
Good altitude and extremely rich soil allows this coffee to excel from the well-regarded Thimu coffee factory in Kirinyaga. Find sweet notes of Blackcurrant, Tamarillo & Maple Syrup in this beautiful coffee.
Thimu coffee factory is based on the south slopes of Mount Kenya. Well regarded for high quality washed coffees. Thimu means 'proverbs'. During breaks, young men would learn Kikuyu proverbs from the older generation. It is believed that the more proverbs one knows, the wiser he is. Thimu works with approx. 3000 different farmers from the local area, all of them bringing small amounts of cherries from their gardens. Good altitude and extremely rich soil really allows this coffee to excel.
Farmers bring their cherries to the collection point, the beans are then manually separated by quality and weighed. Sorted cherries are then pulped on disc pulpers and left to ferment for 12-18 hours. After the fermentation period, the mucilage is washed away and the clean parchment beans are transferred onto raised beds where they are then sun-dried over the course of 14-16 days.
- Region: Kirinyaga
- Variety: SL28, SL34
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1700-1800 masl