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Kenya Karatina AB


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Karatina is in the Nyeri District in the Southern part of the famous Mt. Kenya. Karatina Factory is the oldest factory in the region, whose producers form part of the membership of the Barichu Cooperative Society. The Barichu FCS consists of Karatina, Karindundu, Gaturiri and Gatomboya Factories. Grown in rich volcanic, sandy soil, this coffee is of a Fully Washed process and is dry fermented with fresh river water from Ragati River. Cupping Notes: A complex cup of Blackcurrant berry, florals, lemon, sweet, medium and clean body

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryKenya
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1700 - 1800 masl
  • Brightness:7
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:7
  • Complexity:6
  • Balance:4
  • Sweetness:3
  • Spicy:light bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Winey:medium bean
  • Earthy:-
  • VarietyMostly SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11
  • HarvestEarly Crop June through to Aug (minimal quantities) Late Crop Oct through to Dec.
  • DryingSun drying on raised tables

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Very sweet, winey, black cherry, tropical fruits, toffee, black currant, slight hops
Spices and herbs (plus some crunched-up flowers) in this cup, tastes that linger on your palate. Fruity overtones that nicely balance the florals and spice.

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by on September 7, 2019

Smooth, rich flavor... no after taste, clean on the palate. We love this bean!

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by on August 27, 2020

No great shakes here. I agree with the rating for Brightness - it does have a strong flavor, just not one to my liking. I will use it for its aroma in a blend.

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by on April 26, 2020

Awesome coffee. My wife loves it. Very fruity and bright.

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by on January 18, 2019

One of my top two Kenyan Coffees.

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by on February 8, 2019

Favorite CBC coffee

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