Ndaroini AB

Bright, Pineapple, Raspberries
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Deze revolutionaire kop komt uit de Keniaanse Nyeri regio. Lage, vertraagde lonen en weinig kennis zorgden in dit gebied voor een afname van volume en kwaliteit van de koffie. Samen met Trabocca zette Menno een nieuwe supply chain op, om de boeren onafhankelijk te maken van bureaucratische multinationals. Met trots kunnen we je nu twee van deze Keniaanse koffies laten proeven, AA en AB, verschillend in smaak. AB bonen zijn iets kleiner dan AA en heel consistent. Deze is extreem helder en heeft tonen van ananas en frambozen. Meer info? Download de factsheet of lees hieronder verder.

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Origine

  • Land Kenia
  • Regio Nyeri
  • Washing station Ndaroini AB
  • Variëteit SL28, SL34
  • Verwerkingsmethode Gewassen
  • Hoogte 1800 Meter
  • Certificering Conventioneel

A revolutionary cup

A revolutionary cup, that is how this coffee truly can be called. By drinking it, you can join the Kenyan coffee revolution and help us change the coffee industry. The coffee comes from the Ndaroini washing station, in the Nyeri region, Kenya. Although this is one of the best coffee regions in the country, our founder Menno was surprised by the quality and volume of the coffee that seemed to decrease year after year. In 2018, he started to investigate why this happened.

 

He found out two key issues formed the base of the problem: low and late payments towards smallholders and low yields because of little funds and too little knowledge. Both resulting in demotivated farmers.  With green coffee supplier Trabocca, Menno made a plan to set up a new supply chain, that would make farmers independent from bureaucratic multinationals. Not only by explaining the farmers about his future plans and how to realise them, but also by really supporting them with knowledge and fair prices, Menno finally convinced the people of Ndaroini to change their course.

A new supply chain

Together with Ndaroini Coffee Ltd. Trabocca started a new movement that seeks to award the hardest working people in the industry: the smallholders. Instead of paying 55 to 82 Kenyan shilling (Ksh) per kilo coffee cherries – as reported by the Daily Nation as an industry standard, they pay 100 Ksh per kg cherries and an additional 21 Ksh to the factory for quality improvements. The higher prices per kg cherries stimulate growers to invest in their farms. Next to that, Trabocca contracted an agronomist who made a year plan that helps the smallholders to control the quality of their future harvest.

Join the revolution!

But according to Menno, changing the coffee industry can not be done by only one company. Therefore, he also encourages you to join the revolution and taste this coffee yourself. So that’s why we are extremely happy to finally share two of those Ndaroini coffees with you. We offer a Kenya AA and AB, that differ in size, sorted according to the unique Kenyan coffee system. Both types are harvested at different times and differ in taste. This type, AB, is a bit smaller than AA and extremely consistent. It has a bright taste of pineapple and raspberries. We would love you to try them both and to discover their specific flavour profiles! 

More about AA and AB

In Kenya, coffee gets sorted according to a unique system. After processing the green coffee, it is being sorted by screens. These screens have little holes which can filter smaller coffee beans.

 

AA means that the coffee has been screen sorted with an 18+ screen. All beans that are smaller  than 18/64th of an inch (or 7 mm) will slip through the holes, leaving us with only beans that are bigger. AA beans are all of the biggest beans of the farmers harvest. This way, the beans are evenly sized, which makes them generally easier to roast. Bigger beans are typically also higher in moisture content, which is beneficial for the flavour. AA’s are, along with PB (Peaberries), also some of the scarcest beans.

 

AB beans are all beans that have been sorted with a 17+ screen. Same thing as with AA, but now a little smaller. This creates even more consistency in size of the beans, because both big and small beans are eliminated. Besides AA, AB and PB (Peaberry) Kenya has many more grades available for buyers, but those three are the highest quality grades. 

 

Even though the AA and AB beans are from exactly the same region and mill, it doesn’t mean that they will taste the same. Or even that one is better than the other. The beans are harvested at different times and they have different flavour profiles. So we encourage everyone to try them both out and to discover what differences a very similar coffee can have. 

Zetadvies espresso

  • Dosering dubbele espresso 19 gram
  • Extractietijd 30 seconds
  • Shotgewicht 52 grams

Zetadvies filter

  • Dosering 15 gram
  • Water 250 gram op 96 graden
  • Procedure 30 seconden bloom met 50 gram water, vul aan met water tot 250 gram
  • Totale extractietijd 2.30 minuten

Ndaroini, Kenia

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