Kenya: Othaya


  • Flavour profile Damson, fig, dandelion and burdock, sultana
  • Process Natural
  • Varietal SL28, SL34
  • Roast Medium


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  • Beginning with soft damson and fig, there's then a delicate note of dandelion and burdock before it softens to sultana on the finish.

    • Country: Kenya
    • Province: Nyeri
    • District: Othaya
    • Affiliated with: Othaya Farmer's Cooperative
    • Farm: Chinga
    • Processing method: Natural
    • Varietals: SL28 & SL34
    • Average rainfall: 1,200–1,500 mm
    • Elevation: 1,795 m.a.s.l.
    • Soil: rich volcanic loam
    • GPS coordinates: 0°34'17.4"S 36°56'54.5"E
  • Cupping Notes: Damson, fig, dandelion and burdock, sultana

    Cup of Excellence Cupping Scores

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

    Roasting Information
    Medium-dark - Just through to the edge of second, no more, and keep the pace steady.

  • 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.

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Othaya Farmer's Cooperative is based at the Gatuyaini wet mill, just north of Othaya town where they house a cupping room (and talented QC person) and their latest addition – a small roastery (where they hope to develop a market for their coffee inside Kenya). Othaya have many different wet mills in the co-operative, and they buy from one of the smallest – Chinga.

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