Quality Report - Kenya Thageini SL28/SL34 AB Washed Lot 15

About This Coffee

The Thageini wet mill is one of four mills operated by the Aguthi Farmer’s Coop- erative Society. It is the second largest mill in terms of member producers, with around 350 men and 100 women members, and the Aguthi Farmer’s Co-operative Society has around 2000 members total. The Society provides training for their members on techniques for farm management, picking, sorting and agronomic techniques. They hold workshops for members to meet and learn from each other and provide specific advice to producers on their farm where possible.

In the time we have worked with Thageini, Project Origin has engaged a num- ber of projects focused on community and infrastructure development. In 2018, Thageini provided Project Origin with a range of exceptional washed coffees, and it was then that we decided to invest in the infrastructure at this station to create new experiences from this farm, while also having access to further the education of this team. In 2019 we began setting up carbonic maceration infra-structure with the Aguthi Farmer’s Co-operative Society at Thageini mill, and we also funded the construction of new drying beds to further improve their facilities and, resultantly, coffee quality.

The Aguthi Farmer’s Co-operative Society demonstrates values that align with ours: Quality, Sustrainability and Community, through their focus on community development and the improvement of their members’ coffees. Project Origin and this Society have worked together since 2017 to further implement these values to bring you another wonderful taste of Kenya.

Farm Information

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Region: Nyeri
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: Thageini Wet Mill
  • Producer: Aguthi Farmer's Co-operative Society
  • Variety: SL28 & SL34
  • Process: Washed
  • Altitude: 1650 - 1800masl
  • Harvest: November - February
  • Sourcing Partner: Project Origin
  • Quality Score: 

Roast Level: 


Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Raisin and Lemongrass
  • Flavour: Mandarin, Raisin, Grapefruit, Brown Sugar, Lemongrass
  • Aftertaste: Brown Sugar and Lemongrass
  • Acidity: Mandarins and then Grapefruit
  • Body: Raisins, Grapefruit and Sweet Brown Sugar
  • Balance & Overall: A great simple coffee with tea-like characteristics and dried fruit sweetness

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 20g In, 42g Out, 27 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 44g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 2 Minute 00 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)