Our Kenya Kainamui is a particularly elegant coffee with notes of sweet grapefruit and orange with a fine tart caramel - cocoa finish.
The green coffee comes from the famous Kirinyaga region, which extends into Mount Kenya National Park. Mount Kenya National Park surrounds Mount Kenya. This is the highest mountain in Kenya or the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The area is about 150km from the capital Nairobi. The purpose of the national park, which covers over 700km2, is to appreciate the plants and landscape and to preserve them for the future.
The cultivated areas are thus located in central Kenya, and are only a few kilometres (approx.16km) from the equator. The climate conditions here are ideal for the Arabica coffee plants. There are about 200 rainy days a year with constant cool but not frosty temperatures. The coffee plants are grown on the particularly rich red soils of volcanic origin. For coffee cultivation, the optimal soil should be loose, well aerated and permeable. In addition, the ph-value of the soil is important; it should be neutral or slightly acidic. The presence of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is important, as well as a good humus content in the upper soil layer.
Coffee is grown at an altitude of 1,750 m above sea level. It is precisely the cultivation altitude that has a decisive influence on the aroma diversity of a coffee. The higher the cultivation region and the cooler the temperatures, the slower the coffee cherries can ripen and the better the individual aromas can develop.
It is therefore not surprising that the best coffees in Kenya are grown here. Our coffee lot is processed at the Kanamui Washing Station. Up to 1800 smallholders bring their harvested coffee cherries here. The individual smallholder farmer owns not much more than 200 coffee plants. They harvest the coffee cherries only once a year. This growing area provides a perfect basis for the two varieties grown, SL28 and SL34. These are close genetic relatives of the exceptionally good Bourbon variety. Our Kenya Kainamui is washed and gently sun-dried. We have roasted it for you as a filter coffee. Buy Kenya Kainamu