Producer- Barichu Cooperative
Altitude- 5577 – 5906’
Varietal- SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Baitan
Process- Washed, fresh water soak, sun dried on raised beds
This coffee is available exclusively as part of our 2019 Spring Curated Collection
We received a 94 point score for this coffee from Coffee Review in July, 2019.
Lily aroma with complex flavors of white chocolate, dried raspberry, peach and butterscotch. Amazing focused acidity. Raspberry holds into the finish.
This beautiful Kenyan coffee is grown by the Barichu Cooperative in the Nyeri region and is processed at the Gatomboya Factory near Karatina. The Barichu Co-Op totals approximately 1000 members and also includes Gaturiri, a coffee that has won our favor in the past.
The Coffea arabica varieties cultivated in Karatina are primarily the old-world Kenyan varieties SL28 and SL34. Although they are low yielding and susceptible to disease, these varieties possess the unique and most compelling flavors we associate with classic Kenyan coffee.
The double washed process they employ involves a final fresh water soak prior to sun drying which pushes the seeds into the early stages of germination just prior to sun drying. This contributes not only to the vibrancy of the coffee, but also to the structured layering of flavors.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Kenya and then send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .
The Barichu Double is available as a part of our 2019 Spring Curated Collection. This Collection includes smaller, 4 ounce bags of three particularly exotic coffees; Lekali from the Nuwakot District in Nepal, Barichu Double from Nyeri, Kenya and and Bura’a from Al Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen. We have designed this collection to inspire every coffee lover along their culinary journey. The Curated Collection will be roasted and sent only on Wednesday of each week.