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Thageini - Carbonic maceration *Rare*
Thageini - Carbonic maceration *Rare*
Thageini - Carbonic maceration *Rare*
Thageini - Carbonic maceration *Rare*

Thageini - Carbonic maceration *Rare*

Roast Type: All Coffee , Fancy Beans , Featured coffee , Filter

Regular price 36.00 Unit price per
Country: Kenya
Region: Nyeri, Aguthi farmers co-op
Process: Carbonic maceration natural
Variety: SL28, SL34
Elevation: 1650-1800masl
Mulled wine, Red apple, Plum
Carbonic maceration process
» Hand sorting of only ripe, red cherries at 20-22 brix
» Coffee cherries placed inside sealed tanks and filled with CO2 pushing oxygen out
» Controlled yeast activity, temperature & humidity of tanks
» Extended coffee-skin contact and anaerobic fermentation time intensifies fruit characters bringing deep fruit flavours and rich mouthfeel and length to the cup
» Removed from tank and rinsed, then laid on raised beds
» Drying takes typically 20-25 days

The Aguthi Farmers Co-operative Society have four wet mills (Thageini, Gaaki, Gititu and Kagumo), 
with the Thageini mill the second largest in terms of member producers (around 350 men and 100 women). 
The whole Aguthi Co-op has around 2,000 producer members. 
Once wet milling has taken place, the parchment is dried out and delivered to the Sagana Coffee dry mill.

Most of the coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly, producing extra-hard beans. 
The region is traditionally known as the heart of Kenya, with cool temperatures and red volcanic soils rich in phosphorus. 
The fertile central highlands lie between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, 
which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. 
Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya’s black gold coffee.