Gikirima PB

Gikirima PB

On the slopes of Mount Kenya the Kibugu Co-op produces two crops each year. The incredible microclimate replicates 2 rainy seasons each year, tricking the coffee into producing cherry each cycle. The main harvest is from October to December and roughly 80% of the total volume is collected, 20% is picked again in the fly crop around April. Smallholder farmers pick ripe cherries and deliver them to Gikirima for processing. The standard pulping and fermentation in tanks overnight occurs, the coffee then dries on raised beds for 7-15 days, frequently turned until it hits the required moisture percentage. The Gikirima team are working on upskilling and educating farmers, providing agronomists and increasing production. This lot of Gikirima is a peaberry. Peaberry is a natural mutation in coffee where instead of a cherry producing two seeds (beans), it produces only one. The single seed produced is really round and quite small in comparison and it usually is around 5% of the total volume harvested. A combination of density sorting tables that shake the coffee into groups and moving the coffee through different sized tables with gradually decreasing holes creating screen sizes, isolates the peaberry from the other lots. This lot is super sweet like most peaberry coffees, with a crisp raspberry acidity and lemonade sweetness. Cafe Imports imported this coffee and we pre-contracted this ages ago and can't wait to share it with you.


PRODUCER :   1050 Small Producers

CROP YEAR :   2021

COUNTRY :   Kenya

REGION :   Embu

ELEVATION :   1800 MASL

VARIETAL :   SL14 & SL28, Ruiru & Batian

PROCESSING :   WASHED

IMPORTER/PARTNER :   Cafe Imports

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ESPRESSO MACHINE
This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   22g

YIELD :   47g

TIME :   33 seconds

NOTES :  



V60 RECIPE
This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   30g

YIELD :   500g

TIME :   2:45 - 3 minutes

NOTES :   Add 60g of water and bloom for 45 seconds. Then slowly add the remaining water steadily over the next 45 seconds.


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