Kenya: Kiriga, Peaberry

Kiriga Estate

  • Flavour profile Blackcurrant, orange, creamy, brown sugar
  • Process Washed
  • Varietal SL28, SL34, Batian
  • Roast Medium


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  • So, what exactly is a Peaberry? Normally the seed of the coffee fruit grows into the green bean that we all know and love from two fertilised seeds inside each fruit. However, sometimes things are a little different and a Peaberry is born. When only one of the two seeds is fertilised, it produces a smaller bean that looks like a shrunken version of what we'd normally know as a coffee bean. That's because only one seed has grown instead of two.

    Some say Peaberry coffees are sweeter and more delicious than their regular cousins; some people even come to us specifically looking for these coffees because they crave them so much! I'll let you be the judge.

    Starting with juicy blackcurrant and a gentle orange edge, this cup has a full, creamy body which balances that crisp acidity. A soft brown sugar sweetness rounds out this classic coffee.

    • Country: Kenya
    • Region: Central Province
    • District: Muranga
    • Constituency: Gatanga
    • Nearest town: Thika
    • Estate: Kiriga
    • Size: 51 hectares
    • Producer: Dr. Brian Gakunga
    • Altitude: 1,550–1,650 m.a.s.l.
    • Varietals: SL28, SL34, & Batian Peaberry
    • Processing method: Washed
    • GPS coordinates: 1°00'16.5"S 37°01'47.6"E
  • Tasting notes: Blackcurrant, orange, creamy, brown sugar

    Cup of Excellence Cupping Scores

    • Clean cup: (1–8): 6.5
    • Sweetness: (1–8): 6.5
    • Acidity: (1–8): 6.5
    • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6.5
    • Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
    • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
    • Balance: (1–8): 7
    • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
    • Correction:(+36): +36
    • Total (max. 100): 88

    Roast Information
    Medium - keep it quick to highlight the acidity, taking it through the gap and pushing towards the start of second but finishing just on the cusp.

  • If you place an order before 07:30, it will be roasted and dispatched that day. If you order after 07:30, it will carry over to the following working day for roasting.

    We offer free UK mainland delivery on all orders over £50.00. One bag sent with First Class postage will cost £3.50, and one bag sent with Second Class postage will cost £2.00. DPD next working day delivery is available for a flat rate of £6.00 for all orders up to 10kg.

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Kiriga Estate

Kiriga Estate sits between 1,550 and 1,650 metres above sea level. It is approximately five kilometres from Thika town, which is an industrial town in the central province of Kenya. It's four kilometres from Blue Posts hotel, which has the famous Chania and Thika falls. Thika lies 50 kilometres northeast of Nairobi.

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