Kenya Baragwi Thimu

Kenya

This offering comes from the Thimu wet mill. The word thimu means “proverbs” in Kikuyu; in the past, planters would congregate in this spot during breaks to learn Kikuyu proverbs from their elders. These lessons, passed down through generations, were considered essential to wisdom and understanding in the Kikuyu community.

Today, the Thimu mill operates in a place steeped with the history of centuries of coffee planters. The Kiringa river provides fresh water, necessary for effective fermentation. Approximately 3,000 farmers use the Thimu wet mill to process their harvests.

The Baragwi Farmers Co-operative Society Limited was named after the small village where it is located. It borders Ngariama and Njuki-ini to the East, Kabare and Kirima to the West; Mt Kenya to the North and the Mwea Division to the South. Rich with volcanic soil, this region is recognized for producing a smooth body that supports the dynamic acidity that makes Kenya's coffees so unique.

The society was registered in October 1953 to promote the social and economic interests of its members. It has more than 16,892 registered members, who are drawn from the 12 wet mills that form the society. The society has a workforce of 137 staff members, 31 of whom are women.

Cupping notes: Complex, creamy body with a lively acidity floral and fruity notes of honey, lavender, cranberry, tropical fruit, orange juice, and berries.

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