Country of Origin Kenya
Region / Area Kirinyaga County, between the western slopes of Mt. Kenya
and the eastern slopes of the Aberdares.
Name of Farm / Cooperative Thirikwa Farmers’ Co‐operative Society Limited
Actual Farm / Coop size 265 hectares
Estimated Annual Production 45,000 kg of cherry
Number of Producers / Growers About 180 persons
Minimum Altitude (metres above sea level) 1800m
Maximum Altitude (metres above sea level) 2050m
Soil Type Rich Volcanic Sandy Soil
Flowering Period Between February and April
Harvest Period Between October and December
Shipping Period Between February and May
Average Rainfall (mm) 1600mm
Average Annual temperatures Average low: 12 degrees centigrade
Average high: 25 degrees centigrade
Certification Body ‐
Varietal (and % if blended) Arabica SL 34, SL 28, Ruiru 11 and Batian
Process Fully washed and sundried
Cup Profile Top Kenyan Coffee
Cupping Score Internal Comments: good acidity, full smooth body and a complex
aromatic flavour with citrus, blackcurrant, winey and honey notes.
Farm or Region History / Background
The name Thirikwa is derived from the administrative location
called Thirikwa, which is in Kirinyaga County.
Farm / Estate Processing Techniques
Fermentation done with Fresh River Water from various streams
flowing from Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares.