Flavors of berries, tea, and brown sugar
Kibiru is a washing station in the area of Central Kenya known as Thika, and is part of the award-winning Gitwe Society Cooperative. This is only Kibiru’s second harvest season. While most washing stations in Kenya are operating with decades old equipment, Kibiru was opened as a brand new facility 2016 by Gitwe Society after their Karatu station won a Good Food Award. We feel like we have found a great partner in Kibiru. They are still very small and boutique in their operation and practices, receiving and processing coffee from only about 80 individual farmers. This year we purchased all of their AA grade and Peaberry coffees. Kibiru’s high altitude and acidic soil helps to generate a sweeter and more vibrant coffee in the cup. This is a selection of Kibiru's Peaberries. A Peaberry is the rare coffee cherry that produces only one seed (bean) rather than the standard two. A peaberry is visually an adorable looking coffee bean, but many also believe, that peaberries carry a little more punch than a standard coffee bean, because the seed gathered double the nutrients than a standard bean.