Aroma:9.0Suar Cane, Blackberry
Body:8.0Creamy + Round
Flavor:9.0Molasses, Cuties Orange
Aftertaste:9.0Blackberry, Molasses, Apricot
This light and lively cup has an aroma of blackberry that opens into a creamy molasses, with bright orange-like acidity and apricot sweetness. The long-lasting flavor lingers on the tongue.
The Gikanda farmers co-operative was formed in 1984 just a few hours from Nairobi, in the famous coffee district of Nyeri. The gentle rolling hills of the region sit at about 5200 feet and feature nutrient rich soil. Gikanda boasts some 700 coffee growers who produce some of the most sought after Kenyan coffees. The co-operative owns three washing stations, including Ndaroini.
This harvest of Ndaroini consists of the SL28 and SL34 varietals. SL28 is highly sought after in the specialty coffee world due to it's intense flavor characteristics. These flavors are strongly associated with Kenyan coffees. They were fully washed and dried on raised beds, using what is popularly referred to as the "Kenya Process."