Kenya Kiganjo

Small Batch (Melbourne)
SGD 26.00

Kiganjo Factory is located near to where many of our favourite small Estate farmers reside (the juicy zone of Kiambu), but of course the contributors of cherry to the Kiganjo washing station have as few as several hundred coffee trees, not the 2000 one must have to qualify as an “Estate”. We totally blew our budget on the purchase of this lot and the sister “AA” lot from the same outturn and we feel totally privileged to share its uniquely buttery nature and jelly-like sparkle with you. An Ethiopian in Kenyan clothing.

We also want to confound notions of what Kenyan espresso can do for you and this coffee is a perfect vehicle. It’s coffee’s equivalent of chocolate and ginger pudding fresh out of the oven, served with a quenelle of cabernet jelly and then topped with creme anglaise. We’re stoked to start working with Thiririka Farmers Cooperative Society for the first time this year. This lot is worth every cent of the premium paid to secure it at Auction!

Tasting Notes
Filter : Grape jelly, ginger, blueberry and floral.
Espresso : Almond butter, black tea and brown sugar.

Origin
Kenya - Kiambu

Varietal
SL28, SL34, Ruiru11, Batian, K7

Processing
Washed process

One shipping fee, shop multiple roasters and brands, from different cities.

Our weekly order cycle closes every Monday 11.59pm (GMT +8). On Tuesdays, our roaster and brand partners will prepare your order. For coffee, it will be either roast to order or from their latest roast batch.

You will receive your order within a week, usually on the same week on Saturday (residential addresses) or the following week's Monday (commercial addresses).

Free delivery for all orders for a limited time only.

Small Batch Roasting Co. (Melbourne)
Small Batch Roasting Co. (Melbourne) believes that coffee can be better.

Most Australians grew up drinking coffee that was oily, bitter and espresso brewed, because that’s how coffee was “supposed” to taste. At home, they might have a plunger and a jar of months-old ground coffee to drag out on special occasions.

Who knew how long ago their coffee was roasted or ground — let alone where it came from? Since coffee was drunk with copious amounts of milk and sugar, who even knew what it really tasted like?

Then some curious souls started asking questions about how and where coffee was harvested; how it was processed and roasted and whether it could taste better. Andrew Kelly was one of them, starting with some intrepid backyard experiments using a heat gun and colander.

"Anyone can make coffee as good as a café’s."

Soon, Andrew dreamed of sharing his discoveries by opening a cafe and roastery. That dream became Auction Rooms: a big open space where everything was on display, a menu that raised the bar for cafe food, and an obsession with creating delicious coffee. Since 2008, Melbournians have been flocking to North Melbourne, answering the siren call of what The Age Good Cafe Guide has twice called Melbourne’s best cafe.

As our roasting operations grew, we opened a dedicated roastery down the road. Now, Auction Rooms is our flagship cafe; Small Batch is the coffee that made it famous.