Elevation: 1500-1800 masl
Varietal: SL28, SL34, Ruiru11
Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Sage
Our Tinganga Estate AA microlot comes from Tinganga Coffee Estate, a single, 182 hectare estate in Kiambu County. The estate is UTZ Kapeh and RFA, 4c, café practices certified. Five percent of the estate is covered with forest while another two percent is covered in grass.
Kiambu is one of the wettest counties with an annual precipitation of about 1500mm-1800mm. Kiambu enjoys two rainy seasons - the long rains (March-May) and short rains (October-December). Kiambu also has deep red volcanic soils.
Farmers selectively hand pick red ripe cherries that are delivered for wet milling the same day. The parchment is then fermented for 8-12 hours, washed and sun dried slowly on raised platforms where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%. Dry parchment for this coffee was milled and bagged at Sasini Coffee Mills.
This microlot has a screen size of 18 and above and offers notes of citrus, lemon-lime and sage