MUTHIGI-INI - filter roast


black currant/rhubarb

Roasted Monday 23rd May 2022 

Muthigi-Ini is one of two coffee factories {washing stations} owned by the 3500 members of the Rwama Farmers Cooperative Society {FCS}.

The Muthigi-Ini Coffee Factory was built in the 1968 & processes the coffee from 2000 co-op members. The average farm size is 1/2 an acre with around 300 coffee trees.

Coffee cherries are selectively hand picked & taken to the coffee factory the same day. There they are sorted for any over or under ripe cherries, de-pulped, fermented, washed & sun-dried on raised beds for 7-15 days.

SL28 was bred by Scott Laboratories in 1931 from various coffees from Ethiopia, Sudan & Yemen. SL34 is a mutation of French Mission Bourbon selected by Scott Laboratories in the 30's. Ruiru 11 was developed at the Coffee Research Station in 1985 to be resistant to coffee leaf rust & coffee berry disease. Batian was also developed at the Coffee Research Station for disease resistance & released in 2010.

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Region: Kirinyaga
  • Farmer: Rwama FCS
  • Altitude: 1580 meters
  • Crop: 2020-21
  • Cultivars: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Boysenberry, pineapple