Sensory Lab - Mihuti AA - Kenya Washed
The Mihutu Factory was established in 1960 and is operated by the Rugi Farmer Cooperative Society, which has a total of 4,590 active members utilising eight central processing facilities. The total hectares of land these farmers represent is only 579 hectares, which goes to show how small the average plot is.
The coffee is delivered in cherry form to the factory and depulped the day it's received. It's fermented overnight and then moved through water channels to be cleaned, soaked, and sorted by density. It is dried on raised beds for between 7–15 days, during which time it's constantly hand-rotated in order to maintain even dryness.
The cup offers sugary sweetness and mouthfeel with lots of tart, fruit acidity, rich, creamy caramel and ripe, juicy grapefruit flavours.
TASTES LIKE: Honey + Apple Blossom
SUB REGION, REGION: Nyeri
FARM NAME: Rugi Farmer Cooperative Society
PRODUCER: 4,590 smallholders
VARIETY / CULTIVAR: SL-28, Ruiru 11, Batian
PROCESSING & FERMENTATION: Washed