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Thiriku 21/22, Kenya

Thiriku 21/22, Kenya

Vibrant acidity, cherry, blackcurrant, plum

Regular price R 230.00
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Roast Style: Progressive

These tend to be lighter bodied coffees, that forefront flavour nuances inherent to the specific bean. These coffees tend to have natural sweetness and distinctive aromatic properties.

As a general guide, they'll be great brewed using any filter method. We'd recommend trying them black.

Roaster's Notes

Kenyan coffee is some of the best examples of Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) coffee. SHG coffee is grown at altitudes 1,200m ASL and above, the high elevation resulting in slower cherry development and some extremely dense beans.

The initial ‘soak’ throughout the ramp key - making sure the heat penetrates all the way to the centre of the bean to avoid underdevelopment. Extricating these sought-after notes of blackcurrant and highlighting the incredibly vibrant acidity is a requisite in doing justice to the region. We push heat heartily to first crack and try to maintain a steadily declining rate of rise following the endothermic spike.

Brew Guides

Click the link below to download a free brew guide with simple recipes to get the most out of your at-home brews.

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Delivery Price

> Door to door courier: (R65 - R95, or free on spend of+R650)

> Collection: Free. (Orders can be collected at our Bree St Cafe.)

When will I get my order?


Your order will be ready to collect on the first Tuesday or Friday that follows your order, at 13:00. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is ready for collection.


We try to dispatch non Cape Town orders as soon as we can, and no later than the Tuesday or Friday that follows your order. Couriers take 1-3 days to deliver your package depending on your location.

We deliver around the Cape Town area every Tuesday and Friday.

We will email you confirmation of when your order is on it's way! 

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We've been supporting a new initiative in Kenya for a few seasons, aiming to bring about a 'revolution' in the way coffee is traded in the country. Over the past few years, many growers in Kenya have left the industry - low prices and late payments being the main cause of discouraged growers. In spite of the high prices paid for Kenyan coffees, most of this has historically not reached the producers - and certainly not in a timely manner. Most of Kenya's coffee exporters are affiliated with large European buyers creating an unofficial oligopoly.

Trabocca is changing all this. They're partnering with co-operatives like Thiriku, paying double the going rate for coffee, helping guarantee cashflow at important times (such as fertilising season) as well as helping improve agricultural practice and providing humanitarian aid in the community.

This push towards a more sustainable value chain in Kenya is vital in order to maintain - and improve - the distinctive cup profile we treasure so much!

Altitude: 1880m - 1970m ASL
Processing: Washed
Variety: SL28
Harvest: 2021/2022
Region: Tetu, Nyeri County, Central Region
Producer: The Thiriku Cooperative



For the last ten years we’ve had the privilege of sourcing, roasting and showcasing many superb and distinctive coffees.

There’s so much exciting variety in coffee that we feel like we'd be selfish not to share it with our growing family of coffee lovers.

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