Kenyan Ndundu AB Coffee Beans

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Rose florals, lime and milk chocolate. A thick, creamy body with a juicy acidity.

Primarily from SL28 beans, a mutation of Bourbon and Typica, created in the 1930s by Scott Laboratories. It has copper coloured leaves and its beans are broad. It is native to Kenya and is relatively low yielding, however the cup qualities are highly sought after, with intense lemon acidity, great sweetness, balance and complexity.

Ndundu Coffee Factory is located in a traditional tea growing area in the Thika District, near Gatundu town, in Kenya's Central Province, at an altitude of 1898m. It was established in 1980 and rests on 5 acres of land serving the Gachika, Ndundu and Waiganjo villages.

The factory is run by Patrick Kariuki, who works alongside 5 permanent members of staff and up to 8 seasonal employees during peak season.

The area experiences moderate bimodal rainfall of about 1500mm p.a., with temperatures ranging between 13-24 degrees Celsius. The long rains fall between March and May, while the short rains come between October and December. The region experiences a biennial production cycle, with the early harvest being from April to June and the late second season being from October to December.

After harvesting all the coffee is delivered to the factory and undergo the wet processing method. Water is pumped from River Theta to the reservoir tanks for pulping and recirculation.

After pulping the coffee is stored overnight, washed, soaked and spread on raised drying tables. The parchment is turned frequently on the drying tables, before being sorted and stored prior to delivery to the dry mill operated by KPCU.

Wash Station: Ndundu
Region: Kiganjo, Thika District, Central Province
Producer: Thiririka Farmers Co-Operative
Varietal: Sl28 & 34
Altitude: 1898 Masl
Process: Washed

Size: 227g

Ingredients: Coffee beans.

Allergy Information: No Gluten, No Wheat, No Dairy, No Meat, No Nuts, No Celery, No Onion, No Fish/Crustacean, No Egg, No Soy, No Mustard, No Sesame, No Sulphur Dioxide, No Yeast included in the listed ingredients.
Suitable for Vegetarians. Suitable for Vegans.

Grown in Africa.
Produced by Coaltown Coffee Roasters.

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