Kenya Mutero Single Origin Coffee Beans
Apple and blackberry with a toffee body and nutmeg spice. Medium roast.
Where: Africa: Kirenyaga County, South West Kenya.
Altitute: 1740 MASL.
Tasting Notes: Apple sours and blackberry crumble with a toffee body and nutmeg spice.
SCA Cup Score: 86.75
Drink it: Works great in a cafetiere but, for greater clarity, we recommend a filter method, such as drip, pour over or aeropress. Try it with your favourite brew method.
Varietals: SL28 & SL34.
Owner: Alvans Mutero
Mutero Estate is located in Kirinyaga County, around 100 km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The owner is Mr Alvans Mutero. His farm has around 9 acres, planted with the SL 28 & 34 varieties.
Alvans has outfitted his small factory with a small pulping machine, and several fermentation tanks and washing channels to allow him to process his coffee. After pulping, fermenting for 24 hours and washing the coffee, the parchment is dried on raised beds allowing for air circulation around the drying coffee for between 10 -14 days.
Since regaining independence in 1963, Kenya has worked tirelessly to improve the standard of the coffee it produces and today is synonymous with high-quality coffee grown either on large estates or by smallholder farmers.
The highest quality coffees tend to come from smallholders. They are graded according to screen size. AA and AB are most common. AA is the larger bean size and tends to fetch the highest prices. AB coffees are slightly smaller in size but, deliciously complex.
The main varieties of concern to the speciality coffee industry are SL-28 and SL-34 and they account for the majority of high quality produced in Kenya.