Kenya Wachuri AB // 12 oz
The present coffee is sourced from the Wachuri Farmer’s Cooperative. This factory was started in 1967 under Tetu coffee growers (Tetu is an administrative region, like a county in the states). It became a society and a single factory in the year 2000 after the split from the actual Tetu cooperative. The 937 active members of the Wachuri Farmers’ Cooperative Society farm their coffee on just under 0.24 acres in Nyeri County, Kenya. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. The lands farmed by the Wachuri Coop are located at an altitude of 1,677m above sea level. The Wachuri Factory is where the wet milling of all of its member’s coffee is done, and thus the namesake of this week’s coffee offering. In the cup we found notes of limeade, raspberry and graham. In this week’s coffee we also took a slightly more aggressive approach during first crack development when roasting to key in on the livelier raspberry and limeade characteristics. I think the characteristic Sump developmental sweetness is still present in the cup, albeit in a more supporting role..