Bean Market’s October Coffee pack is themed on Social Enteprises of Melbourne. STREAT Coffee is a social enterprise and coffee roastery featuring the Kiawamururu, Nyeri, Kenya.
The story of STREAT Coffee starts when co-founders Rebecca Scott and Kate Barrelle worked for KOTO, a training program and restaurant providing street youth with life and job skills in Hanoi.
Following her time at KOTO, Rebecca visited many outstanding social enterprises in Thailand, Laos and Indonesia. Seeing the positive impact of such social enterprise work, this inspired Rebecca to pursue this as a research topic in her Masters of International and Community Development.
STREAT Coffee was born from such key experiences and research. In early 2008, STREAT piloted the program. They tested the model and developed strategies, policies and procedures to expand the model further, 2009 was used to lay down foundations while 2010 they kick-started the program. I chat to Michael Lawson, from STREAT Coffee about their work. See the full interview with roaster Michael Lawson here.
A number of the Kikuyu people of Kiawamururu, a settlement in the Nyeri District of the Southern part of the area surrounding Mt. Kenya, are small farm holders who contribute to the Kiawamururu Factory, a washing station operated by the Kiawamururu Cooperative Society.The densely populated area sees 500 people per square kilometre has rich volcanic sand soil. This AA lot is an excellent example of the Kiawamururu washing station’s consistent production of excellent coffees.
Fully Washed, with fresh River water from Kabuku springs, dry fermentation
Lively sweet Cumquat up front, with a long and balanced cane sugar and cocoa finish.
STREAT’S FAVOURITE RECIPE TO PREPARE THE KIAWAMURURU:
- 25 grams of Kiawamururu ground medium -coarse into pre-rinsed 2 cup V60
- Bloom 75g with 99C water, give it a stir
- At 45 seconds begin to quickly and steadly pour in a remaining 325g of water
- Aim to have the water pass through the ground by 1:45-2:00min
Kiawamururu, Nyeri, Kenya
SL-28 and SL-34
307 Racecourse Road, Flemington, 3031