Karatu Peaberry - Kenya

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You've just got to love a peaberry, right? There's just something about them. Incredibly juicy and intense in flavour. There are floral hints of bergamot and fruit notes which remind us of peach and limes. On cooling, you might pick up a note of rich tomato, a bit like a really good Italian pizza sauce. Fabulous espresso and delightful filter coffee, you'll just keep coming back to this one. Peaberries are always exciting to come by and this one is no exception. 

Origin:  Near Gatundu Town, Kiambu, Central Province.

Farm: Gitwe Farmer Co-operative

Varietals: SL 28 and SL 34 Peaberry. 

Processing: Washed 

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For those that don't know, these are coffee 'beans' (or seeds, more accurately) that are found on their own in the fruit. Usually, we get two seeds in each fruit but these are rare and special. 

The Karatu 'factory' was established in 1965 and is positioned on 11 acres of land which services the villages of Karatu, Gitwe, Kibiru and Kigaa. Currently, it is affiliated to Gitwe Farmer Co-operative Society Ltd. Its membership has 700 active farmers in from these 4 villages. During the harvest, coffee is delivered to the station where the coffee is graded according to cherry selection. The ripe cherries are separated from under-ripes, over-ripes and any foreign matter. From here the coffee is then de-pulped and fermented in tanks for 24 hours. After this, the coffee is washed and taken to raised beds for drying which happens over 10-14 days weather depending.

Remember! - Shipping is now only £1.50 on our 250g bags, using First Class Royal Mail. If your order totals more than £35, then shipping by DPD is FREE! - you can also order online and collect your beans from us (see here for details).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Lovely fresh and complex sweet-and-acid coffee

Chocolate lime sweets

As a V60 lots of chocolate body but with lime acidity shining through. Very very good.

thanks for your review, great to hear you are enjoying the Karatu! :)

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