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Thunderstruck Kenya
Thunderstruck Kenya 

Having a hard time getting out bed? Kenya Thunderstruck is here to get you moving. This offering brought to us from the Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society of Kiambu, Kenya. With sweet, complex notes of cranberry, floral, green tea, and custard, Thunderstruck is an electrifyingly delicious treat to be savored.

Thunderstruck Kenya 

Thunderstruck Kenya
Having a hard time getting out bed? Kenya Thunderstruck is here to get you moving. This offering brought to us from the Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society of Kiambu, Kenya. With sweet, complex notes of cranberry, floral, green tea, and custard, Thunderstruck is an electrifyingly delicious treat to be savored.
Thunderstruck Kenya
Having a hard time getting out bed? Kenya Thunderstruck is here to get you moving. This offering brought to us from the Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society of Kiambu, Kenya. With sweet, complex notes of cranberry, floral, green tea, and custard, Thunderstruck is an electrifyingly delicious treat to be savored.
ROAST LEVEL:   LIGHT
TASTING NOTES:   Sweet / Complex
BODY:   
BRIGHTNESS:   
FARM:   Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society
VARIETY:   SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru-11
ALTITUDE:   1750 masl
PROCESS:   Fully Washed, Dried on Raised Beds

ROAST LEVEL:   LIGHT
TASTING NOTES:   Sweet / Complex
BODY:   
BRIGHTNESS:   
FARM:   Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society
VARIETY:   SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru-11
ALTITUDE:   1750 masl
PROCESS:   Fully Washed, Dried on Raised Beds



Farm to Cup Story 

Thunderstruck is brought to us from the Thiririka Farmers Co-operative Society. This co-op was founded in 1995 and serves over 2,000 regional members, including over 800 small landholders. Based in Kiambu county near the Thiririka river, the co-op is named after the river which feeds the coffee plants. With a complex sweetness, pleasant body, and balanced acidity, Thunderstruck is a special treat.

 

The Thiririka Co-op operates three washing stations, where farmers deliver cherries that are processed the same day they are harvested. To ensure crop viability and sustainability, they require members to purchase their seeds from the Coffee Research Institute’s Coffee Research Station. Once the farmers plant the seeds, they are also required to meet other agricultural standards set by the co-op. When the coffees are ready to be harvested, they are hand-picked and delivered to the mill the same day. Once they are delivered and inspected, they are sorted before being pulped, fermented for 12-48 hours, fully washed with water from the nearby river Theta, and then dried on raised beds. 

 

Although Kiambu county holds an uncertain future in the face of mass urbanization, it is groups like Thiririka that give us hope for the future. Grab a bag of Thunderstruck to electrify your day with flavor, and support a group that’s doing good in the coffee world, while you’re at it.

 

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