Parlor Kenya Kairima *Filter*

Roaster's Tasting Notes: Whitecurrant / Raw Sugar / Sweet Orange
Process: Washed
Varieties: SL28 / SL34
Roast Date: January 8
227g / 8oz

Parlor is located in Brooklyn, New York

From Parlor

Kairima is the result of a multigenerational family collaboration led by entrepreneurs Edwin and Mary Kamau. We began working with the couple in 2019, when they were just starting to produce specialty coffee. The quality of Kairima’s harvests is a reflection of the Kamaus’ ambition: each cup is vibrant and fruit-forward, with notes of currant and sweet orange.

Edwin and Mary farm their land alongside plots worked by Edwin’s mother, Rahab, and his brother, Samuel; Kairima is a blend of lots from all three. Their shared washing station sits on Rahab’s plot, a short walk from the original family home. Though they’re relatively new to specialty farming practices, the Kamaus have been producing coffee since the 1950s.

Since we started working together in 2019, we’ve cultivated a dialogue centered on quality. When we last visited in 2020, Edwin and Samuel joined us at our exporter’s lab, and Edwin took part in his first cupping. Naturally, a Kairima lot was the undisputed favorite on the table—an optimistic moment for us all. We’re proud to continue our deep and long-lasting relationship with the Kamaus, and we look forward to being able to cup with them again later this year.

Kairima makes a triumphant return to our menu with this 2021 harvest, which has been stored in a climate-controlled facility to preserve its peak flavor. We were bowled over by this coffee’s vibrancy and sweetness when we first cupped it, and we hope you’ll find it as delicious as we still do.

  • $29.25