We have had quite a few emails asking why we don’t have a Kenyan on the range at the moment. Last year was disappointing for us when firstly the Gethumbiwini wasn’t up to standard, and then all the ones we enjoyed ran out. We have been offered other Kenyans but none to the standard we think is acceptable to the standards set by these awesome coffees. I’ve heard different things about why quality dropped, but I don’t think the drought around harvest time last year helped, and is one of the primary reasons for this noticeable drop.
But the good news is our importers have said that this years Gethumbwini is awesome and should be returning in the next six weeks. So rather than fill a stop gap coffee that isn’t as good we are going to wait a few weeks to cup it, and hopefully stock it. Sorry if you missing it but good things come to those who wait.
So if you’re looking for something to fill that gap, the new Rwandans are just the job. With the Rwanda Musasa Cooperative that has a floral bright and light cup profile and the Rwanda Nyakizu Cooperative that has a blackcurrant and creamy cup. Both coffees from the PEARL project, are not anly great coffees but also have a wonderful story behind them. Its going to be to much to long term stock them both, so we are leaving it up to you, whichever sells out first becomes our staple coffee (I actually like them both and whichever goes I may bring back before the end of the season as a guest coffee too).
Its going to be to much to long term stock them both, so we are leaveing it up to you, whichever sells out first becomes our staple coffee (I actually like them both and whichever goes I maybreing back before the end of the season as a guest coffee too).