Kenya Icharmara AB


Reminiscent of a pale ale, this kenya is bright, juicy and crisp with a hoppy finish

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Product Information

  • Tasting Notes
  • Farm Info
  • Recipes

Grown: Icharmara, Othaya, Nyeri

Altitude: 1,200-2,300m

Varietals: SL28, SL34, Batian, Ruiru 11

Producers: 1500 Cooperative members

Certifications: Fairtrade

Drying: Dried on raised African beds for 2-3 weeks

Soil: Red volcanic soil

Ichamara wetmill is part of Gikaru Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited, one of a number of washing stations or “factories” that form the co-op group based in the heartland of Kukuyu territory, Nyeri. The mill processes an average of 110,000kg of clean green coffee per year sourced from small holder farmers in the local region. The factory was founded in 1972 and processes conventional varietals such as SL28, SL34, Batian and Ruiru 11
Ichamara is a village in Kenya's central province located between the towns of Karatina and Othaya in Nyeri County. Nyeri has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans. This quality is also evident in the cup.

18g in, quite fine grind
300ml water at 95C, 50g to bloom, after 30 seconds pour the rest slowly in the center.
Swirl the v60 once all the water is added before draw down. Aim for all out in 2:30-2:40

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