Kirinyaga, Kenya

Kamwangi

From $22.50

Our first selection from Kenya for 2024!

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We taste

pomelo, brown butter, brown sugar

...in this coffee.

New crop coffees continue to stream in from around the globe and this lovely lot from the Kamwangi washing station is our first selection from Kenya for the year. Farmers with small 1-2 hectare plots bring their harvest to the washing station to be milled. Sadly, many of the farmer’s children do not see promise in coffee and are moving to the cities, presenting significant challenges to the future of coffee in this area.

Despite the challenges, the growing conditions in this region, (at the base of Mount Kenya) are fantastic for coffee and this lot is a classic example of what’s so great about coffees from Kenya. After grinding the aromatics are intensely sweet.  The brown sugar sweetness prevails in the cup as well and is joined by a lovely citric, pomelo like acidity and a rich browned butter note. Big sweetness, bright acidity and a heavier body make for a balanced, complete and satisfying cup. Enjoy!

 

Region
Region
Kirinyaga, Kenya
Flavors
Flavors
pomelo, brown butter, brown sugar
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
intensely sweet
Acidity
Acidity
citric
Sweetness
Sweetness
brown sugar
Producer
Producer
various small plot growers
Altitude
Altitude
1100-1800 masl
Varieties
Varieties
SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11 and Batian

Recommended Preparation

Origami_Air
1:17.5 Ratio
Coffee: 17.5g
H2O: 305g
TDS: 1.26%
Grind: 950µm
Espresso
17.5g coffee in
32-34g espresso out
21-23s brew time

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$5.65/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.36/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$4.88/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$10.89/lb.

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