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Kenya Komothai Kirura AA Espresso - Single Origin


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Tasting Notes
  • Blackberry
  • Plum
  • Sweet cherry tomato
  • Citrus
About Me

Kiambu County is located in the central highlands of Kenya in the former Central Province. Komothai F.C.S. is made up of 13 coffee ‘factories’, with this lot specifically produced by the Kirura factory. While the whole Komothai Co-operative is almost 10,000 members strong, Kirura itself has 469 active producer members delivering cherry.

Being part of the F.C.S. has it’s benefits. At Komothai, the members are free to choose at which factory they will deliver their coffee. The goal of the society is to empower the new generation, with most of the factory managers between 25-35 years old.

Once delivered, the cherries are sorted at the mill before being pulped. The parchment is then fermented overnight, before being washed and graded. It is then subsequently dried on the drying tables for 8-14 days. In contrary to most other FCS, Komothai does not soak the parchment after washing.

With so many smallholders delivering cherry, factory management and grading is key to maintaining quality throughout. Excellent management and quality cherry is reflected in the cup as a testament to Kirura’s efforts. We are proud to present this lot and to give recognition to Kirura as a small but important part of the Komothai and Kenyan coffee chain.



ELEVATION: 1700 - 1800MASL 



Roast Type

Espresso roast. Suitable for espresso machines and stovetops. A great place to start your coffee at home journey.


CODE BLACK have a deep respect for both the coffee produce itself and all its complexities, and for the amazing people who nurture and grow the stuff they proffer. It's a level of respect that courses through their process. From their relationships at origin, to the baristas who extract the good stuff, to the beloved cafe customers who elegantly gulp it down, Code Black maintain a singular goal, and that is to be the Best.

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