This months featured roast is from our friends in Vancouver: Matchstick Coffee.
The Kiawamururu Co-operative Wet Mill is part of the Rumukia Farmers’ Co-operative Society set in the Nyeri District. Kiawamururu receives coffee cherries from roughly 550 smallholder coffee farmers who each tend an average of approximately two hundred coffee plants. Here, 160 km from Nairobi, the Co-operative’s beans are processed on the fertile foothills of Mt. Kenya under the watchful eye of the Operational Manager Peter Kingori.
Within hours of harvest, co-op members deliver their fresh-picked coffee cherries to Kiawamururu where they are weighed, carefully hand-sorted, and de-pulped. The coffee is then carefully washed using fresh water from the nearby Ragati River. Much care is taken to conserve and re-ciruculate as much water as possible during the process.
Origin: Nyeri, Kenya
Variety: SL28 & SL34
Profile: Brandy, Plum & Honey