Kenya Mukui AA 2011


Bean name Kenya Mukui AA 2011
Country Kenya
Region Nyeri District
Other info Varietal: SL28, SL34 and some Ruiru 11


Mukui is a wet mill affiliated to Ruthaka Farmers Coop Society which has seven wet mills namely Ruarai, Kamuchuni, Nduma, Muthuthini, Mukui, Kibutio and Karaba. The society is in a three year coffee quality and quantity improvement project with SMS and Hivos. Ruthaka FCS belonged to the Mukurwe-ini giant society which had 28 wet mills but after a split members decided to form a seven wet mills society. The cooperative is located in the old Mukurwe-ini Division, Nyeri District.

Coming from an altitude of around 1400-1550 masl this is not the highest grown Kenyan. A mixture of varietals SL28, SL34 and some Ruiru 11, combined with the rich volcanic local soils produces a truly amazing cup.

In the cup expect a creamy body, mixed with a liquorice and aniseed balls that just hangs on and on. Because of its smooth body this one lingers on the palate for an age. It's a strange one but this coffee really makes me think about Kenyans in a different way (in fact we had this with all four Kenyans this year). When cupping them we all thought about colours to describe them, and If it were a colour it would be deep rich red and jet black. I know, I know, but try it and I am sure you will agree.

Coffee: Kenya Mukui AA

Varietal(s): SL28 SL34 and some Ruiru 11

Processing: Fully washed,

Owner: Ruthaka Farmers Coop Society

Altitude: 1400-1550 masl

City: Mukurwe-ini

Region: Nyeri District

Country: Kenya

Roasting Information:
Just past first crack, maybe barely into second if you must, but this is a great medium roast coffee so don't spoil it.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Creamy mouthfeel, liquorice, aniseed balls.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: No

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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