Kenyan coffees have consistently been some of our favorites because of their punchy acidity and juiciness. Back again this year, Thirikwa will leave you impressed with the region’s unique flavor profile.
The History of Coffee in Kenya
Although Ethiopia is believed to be the region from which coffee originated, Kenya didn’t begin to grow and cultivate the crop until 1893. Through a complicated and difficult history of British colonization and wars, it wasn’t until after 1960 that some Africans were allowed to grow coffee but still had major restrictions put on them. Thankfully after many reforms, coffee growers in Kenya have more freedom without the fear of penalties from the government. The region is noted for its co-op system of production, processing, milling, marketing, and auctions for their coffee industry.Photo courtesy of coffeehunter.com
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