Five Ways Coffee Roasters
Kenya - Kii AA - Washed
Nestled in the elevated southern foothills of Mount Kenya, the Kii factory thrives on fertile red volcanic soil, creating an optimal environment for cultivating outstanding Kenyan coffee. Local farmers, managing about 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots, consistently deliver carefully harvested cherries to the Kii factory—a key facility under the esteemed Rungeto Farmers' Cooperative Society (FCS).
Despite its smaller size within the FCS, Rungeto has gained acclaim for its unwavering commitment to quality processing and meticulous attention to detail. This dedication has positioned them as producers of remarkable coffees and operators of some of Kenya's cleanest and best-organized factories.
At the Kii factory, only the ripest cherries are accepted. A meticulous selection process follows, involving hand sorting and floating to eliminate less dense and damaged beans. The coffee then undergoes depulping, fermentation, and thorough washing to enhance the distinctive Kenyan flavor profiles, with a final step of soaking in fresh water for extended periods.
The drying phase occurs over a meticulous two-week period on raised beds designed for optimal air circulation and temperature control, ensuring an ideal drying process. These beds are thoughtfully constructed to create the perfect environment for drying the coffee beans.
Before export, green beans undergo meticulous milling, sorting based on screen size, and further grading for size and shape. This final stage ensures that the exported coffee consistently meets desired standards and maintains exceptional quality.
Through these rigorous processes, the Kii factory and the Rungeto Farmers' Cooperative Society showcase their dedication to producing exceptional Kenyan coffee. Their meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality contribute to the renowned flavor profiles associated with Kenyan coffees, making them highly sought after in the specialty coffee market
This coffee has received a cupping score of 88.5
This is the 2nd year in row we have bought this lot. Still a cupping table favourite!
Region: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya
Process: Fully washed
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, rhubarb, strawberry jam, juicy, honey
Variety: SL28 & 34 Ruiru11, Batian
Roast Type: Filter
We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Tuesday to ensure delivery within the week.
Our standards in coffee making are reflected in our care for the environment. By using innovative packaging and sustainable logistics techniques, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint.
Five Ways is always on the lookout for new and inspiring ways to be sustainable and care for our planet.
Shipping at Five Ways:
The basics, Add to the cart the items (or coffee) you would like to purchase. We will then select, pack and ship your choices to your location. We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Wednesday to ensure delivery departs within the same week.
Shipping and delivery
We ship using our friends at Keen delivery. This delivery platform allows us to ship with multiple carriers. Within Europe we use DPD, Post NL and DHL. Local shipping in The Netherlands we use DPD and you should receive your goods within 24-48 hours. Given Brexit… we ship to the UK with PostNL do expect delays here due to customs paperwork.
Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, delivery is expected to take between 1-2 days longer, depending on your location. We are not responsible for any unforeseen service disruptions by our delivery partners.
Shipping rates are calculated automatically at checkout using inputs from our providers. Is shipping not available to your country? Email us your order and, we will arrange it for you.
To be arranged at the time of order. We will also offer this service at our flagship locations which, will be opening very soon. Only available within Amsterdam.
We can’t accept returns on coffee due to it being perishable. However, we really want you to be happy with your beans! If you have any issues with our coffee, please call or email within the week of receiving your order.
At Five Ways we are official distributors of ACAIA products. We have the Reseller RMA policy to, set up warranty and service between reseller (us) and the consumer. Please email us if you have any further questions.
Who is responsible to covers fees within the warranty period? See below.
Product Purchased from Acaia Local Reseller
Reseller is responsible for inspection and repair
Customer is responsible for inspection fee
Covered by Acaia
Covered by Acaia
Reseller is responsible for two-way shipping cost
Customer is responsible for two-way shipping cost
- Choose the right container: It's important to store your coffee beans in an airtight container. Look for a container made of a material that won't absorb odors, like glass or ceramic. Avoid using plastic containers, as they can impart a plastic-like taste to the coffee.
- Keep the container away from light: Coffee beans are sensitive to light, which can cause them to degrade more quickly. Store your coffee container in a dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard.
- Keep the container away from heat: Heat can also cause coffee beans to degrade. Avoid storing your coffee container near a heat source, such as a stove or oven.
- Store at room temperature: Coffee beans should be stored at room temperature, between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as moisture can cause them to spoil and lose their flavor.
- Use whole beans: It's best to store whole coffee beans rather than ground coffee. Ground coffee has a larger surface area, which makes it more vulnerable to oxidation and degradation.
- Avoid air exposure: Exposure to air can cause coffee beans to oxidize, which can lead to a stale or sour taste