Kirinyaga, Kenya

maple candy, ruby red, assam

washed process


  • Aromatics: maple syrup
  • Acidity: intense citrus
  • Sweetness: sugarcane
  • Producer: 1800 members
  • Altitude: 5741 ft
  • Varieties: SL-28, SL-34, Batian, Ruiru 11

is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.

Kainamui is a washing station which serves around 1800 smallholder farmers who are members of the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society, in the Kirinyaga region, north of Nairobi.  A third of the cooperative's members are women.  This particular lot wowed us with intensely sweet aromatics, and a spectrum of citrus flavors in the cup.  Kainamui is definitely a powerhouse Kenya, but with enough delicate nuance and changing cup profile from hot to cold to keep us smiling and coming back for more. Enjoy!