Saija | SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian - Kenya



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SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian

A mouthwatering, vibrant acidity carried by sweet and subtle floral undertones with a light and juicy structure. You'll find notes of currants, starfruit, sour candy, and a slight floral acidity. 

Variety & Processing

During harvest season, smallholder farmers deliver ripe coffee cherries of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian varieties to Tegu for processing. The coffees are sorted to ensure quality before de-pulping and further processing. After a 16-24 hour fermentation, the coffees are washed and soaked (second wash) in separate tanks, helping to develop the recognizable crisp acidity usually found in high-quality Kenyan coffees. Finally, the coffee is shade dried on raised drying beds and manually rotated every few hours. 

Tekangu & Tega

The Tegu factory is part of the Tekangu FCS (Farmers Cooperative Society) in central Kenya. 'Tegu' translates to 'low place,' which comes from the name of a river nearby that's famous for its fertile land in agricultural production. Tekangu FCS is currently made up of 1200 member farmers, each with around 100 trees.



Factory / FCS  Tegu / Takangu
Region Nyeri, Kenya
Variety SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian
Process  Double Washed / 16-24 hour fermentation / dried 21 days on raised beds
Altitude  1800 masl
Brew Method  Filter 
Weight  200 grams
Tasting Notes  currants, starfruit, sour candy, slight floral
Roast Date June 1, 2024


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