Kenya Nyeri Rumukia Thunguri AA is a traditional double-washed coffee from Nyeri, Kenya and sourced from family owned farms organized around the Thunguri Factory ( the washing station). The Rumukia Farmers Co-operative Society manages the Thunguri Factory, which processes coffee from members who generally cultivate around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots. Varieties include SL28 and SL34 selections from the 1930’s and the more recent Ruiru-11 and its improved version known as Batian. The coffee grows at altitudes between 1220 – 2300 meters in volcanic loam soil, fully washed processed and sun dried on raised beds.
Our preferred brew method is a single cup paper pour over with one part coffee to 16 parts water. Water temperature was 203°F with a total brew time of just under 3 minutes, including the pre-infused bloom of 45 seconds. We brewed with three different waters; 1. (RO) reverse osmosis water, 2. Our inhouse crafted water and 3. Third wave water. Our preferred water choices where in that order. The RO water delivered a flavor profile led by vanilla cream soda, peanuts, pink grapefruit slushy and fresh waffle cones at the beach Boardwalk.