We are excited to have several more Kenyan lots hit the menu as we turn the year - and this Mahiga is a beautiful start to those releases. A bit softer in profile to some of the more boisterous offerings, this coffee was the underdog on the cupping table earlier this year yet gives us that classic Kenyan profile of red fruits and creamy body we’ve come to love from the region.
Othaya Cooperative Society’s Mahiga Factory is supported by 500 contributing farmers in the famous Nyeri region of Kenya. The Mahiga wetmill was built in 1962, in the Rukira village. The factory is responsible for processing and drying the ripe coffee cherries, as well as providing valuable feedback and training to the farmers.
In addition to careful handling, what gives this coffee its uniquely bright flavor is the mineral-rich volcanic soil that predominates in the region around Mount Kenya.
We taste: strawberry candy, cranberry, floral, maple