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Notes: Cocoa, nuts, citrus
Description: Weithaga is one of the washing stations that is a member of the New Weithaga Farmers Co-operative Society. This lot is made up of peaberries, which are coffee cherries that produce one seed rather than the ususal two. These seeds are shaped like a football as opposed to the usual shape which has a rounded side and a flat side. Peaberry coffee seeds grow at the very tips of branches and are often denser than normal coffee seeds. There is conjecture as to whether the peaberry is a positive or negative mutation. The positive view is that a whole cherry’s energy goes to developing one seed instead of two and therefore creates a better seed. The other less optimistic view is that the cherry didn’t have enough energy to produce two seeds so only produced one. We always taste coffee without knowing what it is and decided that whatever this coffee is, it’s delicious.
In Kenya, all coffees are sold through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange, which is an auction house for coffee. Exporters will attend auctions every day during the harvest period and bid for their desired lots of coffee. This bidding system is a great way to reward high-quality coffees, which can sell for very high prices if the right buyers are involved.
This coffee will be roasted fresh for you. Coffee Bird will roast your coffee on Monday or Tuesday and dispatch the following day.