TASTING NOTES | BLACKCURRANT, MELON, CANE SUGAR, MILK CHOC
Growers’ groups like Ngewa-Komothai help quality-focused small estate owners maintain quality and traceability standards while also accessing the international market.
This lot is cultivated on several small estates in Komothai, Kiambu. The estate owners are working together in a growers groups called “Ngewa-Komothai Farmers.” The group consists of around 30 smallholder farmers who process their own harvests and whose lots are then blended together as dried parchment at Kahawa Bora Millers in Thika, Kenya.
These grower groups are more fluid than cooperatives. While the exact number of growers involved often changes from year to year, the principle remains the same. Grower groups help facilitate small estate owners’ access to more traceable dry milling and marketing solutions and frequently mean better quality and higher prices for their coffees.
Country of origin: Kenya
Farm name: Nyewa Komothai
Producers: Various small farmers
Varieties: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL32
Processing: Fully Washed
Harvest & Shipping: May-July 2021
Farm Size: 5-50 hectares
SCA Quality Score: 87
Suggested brew method: Filter