Try this coffee hot and iced side by side. Notice in the hot cup you’re met with starfruit juice, and then cold it transforms into watermelon sweetness. We’re excited to be offering this coffee for the first time.
Jacquie Turner & Malcolm Clear
Rulindo District, North of Kigal
Years of Purchase
This coffee mirrors the acidity from an Ethiopian coffee but possesses earthy minerality. This cup is for someone who wants both.
Starfruit, Watermelon, Supple
Ratio: 1:17 Coffee: 22 grams Water: 374 grams Total brew time: 4 minutes (this should include total extraction time)
This cup is a culmination of many hands, knowledge, and passion for producing exceptional coffee. A relatively new cooperative, Kinini has become an example of quality and public support in just six short years.
Kinini Village was established in 2014 by Jacquie Turner and Malcolm Clear. The founders wanted to find a way to have a generational impact on the community without continually fundraising. The structure of the project was unprecedented. Kinini Coffee leased parcels of land owned by various farmers throughout the area. The lease provided all farmers with coffee trees, training, and organization, and in turn, each farmer agreed to deliver their cherries to the Kinini Washing Station for payment. Lawyers at the local and federal governments did their due diligence to ensure farmers weren't being taken advantage of.
Coffee seedlings were distributed to farmers, training was set up, a washing station built, and farmers were organized. Kinini was born. Whenever a coffee question popped up, the farms had direct access to 3 specialists, aiding them in making the most informed decision. In 2017, 3 years after the trees had been planted, Kinini had their first substantial harvest. The care is taken at the farm, at the washing station, during cherry collection, and on the drying, tables have paid off.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.