Filter: Kenya Nyeri Ndima-ini PB


We are big fans of Kenyan peaberry coffees. This screening gives mostly a lower acidity and a bit more sweetness and the beans stays fresh over a longer period. From all picked cherries the peaberries are smaller in volume than the AB and AA’s. The very low total yield of the 2016/17 crop made most of peaberries lots very small and therefore very often not sold separately. This Ndima-ini PB is very nice, with notes of blackberry, raspberry and a cane sugar sweetness in the back. Classical flavors that come to life when cooling down.



Ndima-ini Factory is located in the Mathira East District, and part of Gakuyu Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), an FCS that includes a few other stations we buy from: Gatomboya and Gaturiri. It’s not the “factory” as we might imagine it. “Factories” are essentially small washing stations aligned with a particular “society” in Kenya, what we would call a “cooperative”. We return to the societies who seem to regularly produce some of the best Kenya coffees, and each year we come across societies that are new to us as well: such as this one. The varietals are both SL-28 and SL-34, originally hybrids produced by Scot Labs traced back to French Mission Bourbon, and known for producing an extremely complex cup. This coffee was purchased direct, not through the Kenya auction system, so we could avoid the risk of losing it. To do this we pay a price that is higher than what the top auction bid might be, but it means we get the exact lot we want.