Kenya is consistently identified by the most discriminating coffee professionals as the source of some of the world's best and most memorable coffees. And within Kenya, no cooperative has produced more lots that have stood out to our team of coffee professionals than the Thiriku Farmer Cooperative Society.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Kenya
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety SL-28, SL-34

The details

  • Country Kenya
  • Producer mixed smallholders
  • Region Nyeri
  • Elevation Range 1800-2100 meters
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest November 2020 -January 2021
01_M_Intell_PDP_Coffee_SingleOrigin Created with Sketch.

Origin Story

Kenya Thiriku

There's a reason why so many coffee professionals around the world will name Kenya as their favorite origin. 

Read story
    • Image of two growers hugging in field
      Image of two growers hugging in field
    • Image of the sky and mountains landscape
      Image of the sky and mountains landscape
    • Image of growers sorting coffee beans
      Image of growers sorting coffee beans

    Why We're Different

    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

    • Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.

    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.