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Decaf Kenya Thiriku AB

From the renowned Nyeri region, celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic coffees, one can find the Thiriku Farmers Cooperative Society, serving as both a beacon of excellence in coffee quality and a model of effective producer organization. This Swiss-Water decaf offering exemplifies this quality, all within a clean and clear cup profile.


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Level: Expressive Dark  |  Agtron # 61


Variety:
Sl28, SL34, Ruiru
Process:
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Grapefruit, Tart Apple, Molasses, Cocoa
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Variety:
Sl28, SL34, Ruiru
Process:
Washed, Swiss Water Decaffeinated
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Grapefruit, Tart Apple, Molasses, Cocoa

Story

From the renowned Nyeri region, celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic coffees, one can find the Thiriku Farmers Cooperative Society, serving as both a beacon of excellence in coffee quality and a model of effective producer organization.

Coffee producers in Central Kenya have long grappled with financial hardships, exacerbated by declining productivity and the burden of exorbitant lending rates. Moreover, pervasive corruption within the supply chain has further compounded the challenges faced by smallholder producers in the area. Despite these obstacles, cooperatives like the Thiriku group, boasting a membership of over 1000, have begun to chart a path toward success.

In collaboration with the importer Trabocca, Thiriku members have achieved commendable milestones, securing better prices for their high-quality cherries, even as others in Kenya opt to abandon coffee cultivation in favor of alternative crops. With the guidance of Trabocca's agronomists, productivity is steadily improving, rendering the coffee crop more sustainable for cooperative members. With its delightful acidity and rich depth of flavor, it embodies the essence of Nyeri's finest coffees.

SWISS WATER PROCESS DECAF
There are several processes that coffee can undergo to reduce or completely take away the caffeine, and the Swiss Water Process has been a staple amongst decaffeinated coffees for years. It begins with something they call GCE, or green coffee extract. This is crucial to the decaffeination step, and is followed by a rehydration of the coffee which allows for the coffee seeds to reach optimal levels for extraction. The caffeine is then drawn out with the GCE, which is recirculated through the coffee for 8-10 hours until the seeds reach .01% caffeine content. The coffee is then dried back to optimum levels for roasting and rebagged and sent back to the roaster.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami with v60 Filter &

Coffee: 20g

Water: 310g @ 206°F

GRIND
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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 40g
0:35 - Spiral Pour - 130g
1:10 - Spiral Pour - 220g
1:45 - Spiral Pour - 310g
Drain 3:15

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$5.63

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred while transporting this palletized coffee. All import and export fees are listed within Green Cost.

$0.24

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.64

Cup Score

86.3

Lot Size

450kg

Transparency Grade

B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$11.32
$5.63
$0.24
$5.45
$1.80
$1.64
86.3
450kg
B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$5.63
$0.24
$5.45
$11.32
$1.80
$1.64
86.3
450kg
B
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