Kieni – Kenya

Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar

Dec 9, 2017


Producer: Kieni wetmill (Josphat Kariuki)
Origin: Nyeri, Kenya
Roaster: Coffee Collective
Cultivar:  SL28, SL34
Process: Washed
Harvest: November 2016
Taste Profile: Fresh and fruity with large mouth feel and juicy acidity. Rhubarb, blackberry and gooseberries aroma  

Roast Date: 23.11.17

Situated in the heart of Kenya, between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range, the land around Kieni is lushy green with deep red soil beneath.  We roast this coffee light to accentuate the flavours that are developed on the farm.  This coffee is DirectTrade, we paid 285% above market price ($6.30 USD/lbs FOB) for the excellent quality that has made the Kieni one of the highest paid cooperatives in Kenya.

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When we launched The Coffee Collective in 2007, we wanted to form a transparent trade model that would guarantee us the best quality of produce, and guarantee the producers payment that meets that better quality. It goes without saying that producers must be paid accordingly in order to take an interest in raising standards. For that reason, it is basic in Direct Trade that we ensure that surplus charges paid for premium quality reach the producers. Ultimately, our dream is for a coffee farmer in Kenya to obtain the same status and living conditions as a wine grower in France.

When you see the Direct Trade logo on coffee bags, you will know that the following two criteria have been met: 1. The producer is paid at least 25% more than the Fair Trade price. 2. The producer is visited every year by the importer / roaster.