Kainmui Peaberry - Kenya

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About Kainmui Peaberry

On the slopes of Mount Kenya lies the Kainmui factory where around 2,000 members of the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society bring their cherries to be processed. Each of these producers is very small — on average only having about 200 coffee trees. Even though the past two years have seen a decline in production, this coffee factory was established back in 1963 and has maintained an incredible state of production. 

Once the farmers bring their cherries to the factory, they go through 2 short fermentations before the mucilage is removed. Then the beans enter soaking tanks that allows the proteins in the cellular structure to develop resulting in more acidity and complex fruit flavors, a hallmark on Kenyan coffees.

This lot contains all peaberry beans. This is a natural mutation of a coffee plant where each fruit only produces one seed. (Typically each cherry has two seeds in it.) See a diagram and learn more here!

Peaberries have a higher concentration of pulp/mucilage per seed which can lead to a more complex acidity, more pronounced sweetness and a slightly fuller body. 

This coffee is just that — with a deep almost cola-like sweetness with decadent berries and a bright and elevated citrus zest acidity.

REGION: Kirinyaga, Kenya
FARM/MILL: Kainmui
VARIETAL: SL-28, Batian, Ruiru-11
ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 1,800 meters 
PRODUCER: New Ngariama Farmers Co-op Society
PROCESS: Washed, Dried on Raised Beds 

Sourced through our partners at Red Fox Coffee Merchants.

 


Tastes like

Brown Sugar, Grapefruit Zest, Dried Berries



Brewing Recommendation

While we strive to roast our coffees to be enjoyable using any brewing method, try Kainmui on Chemex or a Aeropress. 

Chemex Brewing Ratio - 1:16 [i.e. 25g coffee and 400g water]

AeroPress Brewing Ratio - 1:15 [i.e. 15g coffee and 225g water]

Frequently asked questions

We ship almost all orders same or next day, Monday-Friday. We ship via USPS and typically orders take 2-5 days arrive. (But, as you may know, once we drop your package off, shipping times are out of our control.)

The coffee is usually roasted within one business day (Monday-Friday) of shipment. We recommend waiting at least 3-4 days after the roasting date before brewing. (And we think the sweet spot is around 2 weeks!)

All our coffees will be somewhere in the vicinity of a light to medium roast.

The way we approach roasting coffees is called 'profile roasting' meaning that we create a unique roasting profile for each coffee based on the characteristics of each bean (density, size, moisture level within the bean, etc) and how it reacts while roasting so that we can get what we believe to be the best expression possible for each of our coffees!

Lucky for you, any of our coffees can be brewed as espresso!

We aim to roast our coffee so that it tastes great in a variety of brew methods. (Fun fact: espresso is a brew method, not a type of coffee bean!)

If one of our offerings sounds good to you, we bet you’ll like it on espresso too! But, we always like to suggest Tres Banderas as a starting point for espresso. 

No, most of our coffees aren’t ‘certified’ organic. But!! That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not grown using organic processes. For many of the farms/mills that we purchase coffee from, the cost of the certification could put them out of business — new and separate equipment, cost of application process, the time spent going through certification (multiple years), etc. You can read more on the topic in our blog post here.

We are not officially fair trade certified and typically do not purchase Fair Trade certified coffees. We believe the system is a good one, and has helped many farmers and families earn a better living, however, one thing it does not address well is quality of product, and we typically pay much higher prices for higher quality.

Fair trade usually offers farmers a small premium (about $.40) on top of whatever the current market price for coffee is. We either work directly with producers or importers that already pay well above Fair Trade prices for high quality coffees. We pay top prices for great coffees regardless of any certification. Please feel free toreach out to us if you have any other questions regarding our buying practices.

Your enthusiastic satisfaction with your order is our top priority! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us to discuss available options.

You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date the order was placed. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it in and must be in the original packaging.

Please note that we cannot accept returns on coffee because it is a perishable item. If we made an error in fulfilling your coffee order, we will, of course, make it right! Just contact us and we’ll get everything sorted.

Visit our full FAQ page or send us a note at hello@crema-coffee.com.