Kenya Thaitu-KingCup

The KingCup Category
Light Roast 
Bright Acidity & Light Body
Floral and Fruit Flavors

The Flavor
Grape, tropical fruit, hints of caramel.

The Coffee 
1800 Meters ASL, Wet-Processed SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11 and Batian

The Origin
This coffee comes from the family-owned Thaitu (pronounced thy-ee-TOO) Coffee Estate in Nakuru County. Incredibly scenic and close to the equator, Nakuru County receives approximately 35 inches of rainfall each year—which is about 2 inches less than Chicago.

Coffee on the Thaitu estate is carefully handpicked and delivered to the wet mill the same day. Prior to de-pulping, cherry is sorted to separate ripe fruit from under-ripes, over-ripes and twigs or debris. As is common in the area, clean river water is used for processing and is later recirculated before it’s disposed of in seepage pits. After it's washed, the coffee is dried on raised tables in the sun and then delivered to the dry mill for secondary processing.

The Cactus
The KingCup is the common name for a species of hedgehog cactus native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. A mounding cactus with stems, it prefers life in the shade of low deserts, rocky slopes, and mountain woodlands. Standing out above its dense spines, the KingCup shows off its funnel shaped, bright scarlet to orange-red flower.