Kenya Nyeri Tambaya AA

Tambaya's cup is complex, with a multitude of fruited notes revolving around a pleasing flavor of black tea. The citrus aspects in the cup are outstanding, and with a pungency - like pink grapefruit, pomello, and lime-aid. The sweetness is bolstered by flavors of honey, graham cracker, red apple, and green grape. This coffee has an acidic pop to it with bracing citrus that follows through to the finish. City+ to Full City+.
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90.3
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Kenya Type
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Aug 5 2013
Lot size 48bags/boxes
Bag size 30.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28, SL-34
Grade AA
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 17-19 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ roast to Full City+ is the ideal range for this coffee.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Tambaya is one of the Coffee Factories (wet-mills that are organized as cooperatives) within the Rumukia Coffee Farmer Society in Karatina area of Nyeri. Tambaya is close to Mukurwe-ini, and was formerly part of this society until it fell apart in the '90s. Within the same Rumukia group are some other fantastic farms we have offered in the past: Kiawamururu, Gatura, and Thunguri to name a few. The area of Tambaya is 1550 meter altitude, in the fertile foothills of Mt. Kenya and Aberdare ranges. The Tambaya coop has 1093 members and the average number of coffee trees per member is just 250. Again, in Kenya coffee "societies" the farmer's plots are so small, they are measured in numbers of trees, not in area of land as they are in other coffee origins. But this means that co-ops provide micro-management of every coffee tree by the owner of the land, not by a large-scale agriculture operation like the big estates of Kiambu or Thika. The member farmers have the two preferred coffee varieties under cultivation, SL-28 and SL-34, with the vast majority of trees being SL-28.
Tambaya is a fruit forward cup, from the ground coffee to the final sips. The dry fragrance is bursting with dried fruit smells of papaya and peach, and with the essence of red tropical fruit punch. There's a note of bergamot as well across the roast spectrum, and darker roasts take on a smell of toasted sugar. Adding hot water brings on a strong presence of green melon in the steam, along with brown sugar, rhubarb, and golden raisin. Breaking the crust releases a pleasing gesture of lime juice and black tea. Tambaya's cup is complex, with a multitude of fruited notes revolving around a pleasing flavor of black tea. The citrus aspects in the cup are outstanding, and with a pungency - like pink grapefruit, pomello, and lime-aid. The sweetness is bolstered by flavors of honey, graham cracker, red apple, and green grape. This coffee has an acidic pop to it with bracing citrus that follows through to the finish. Earl Grey tea hangs back long into the aftertaste. This is a great cup from City+ to Full City, and would probably handle darker shades of Full City+ as well. Kenya coffees can make really quite interesting shots of espresso with saturated flavors of core profile characteristics.