Duma, Kenya — Espresso Roast
PROCESS: Fully Washed
REGION: Nyeri, Central Kenya
VARIETAL: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
ALTITUDE: 1600-1850 MASL
Tasting Notes: Vibrant red berries and plum with a creamy brazil nuts, caramel and dark chocolate body.
About The Coffee
Duma is sourced primarily through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange Auction. While farmers may make more money when their small, higher quality lots are sold at auction, the small size of such lots means that they still depend on selling the rest of their harvest at reasonable prices.
Duma is sourced from Kenya’s Central Province. It’s a special blend of ABC size grades grown by networks of small holder producers mainly surrounding the slopes of Mount Kenya and throughout the Aberdare mountain range.
For farmers, the high quality lots they sell at the auction are only a small portion of their total production. While they may make more money when these higher quality lots are sold at auction, the small size of such lots means that they still depend on selling the rest of their harvest at reasonable prices.
Coffees from these areas are grown in rich volcanic sandy soils at high altitudes. Flowering takes place between March and April with the harvest spread between November and January. Wet mills have access to fresh, high-altitude streams, with which they produce immaculately washed coffees.