Kamwangi AB

$22.41 - $38.10 / Pound

Origin: Kirinyaga, Kenya
Variety: SL28, SL34, Riuru11

Tasting Notes:

Chocolate, Orange, Apple

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The Kamwangi factory, which is in the northeast part of Kirinyaga, is owned and managed by the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.). It is the second factory that the co-op established; New Ngariama F.C.S. now has three factories.

Roughly 985 active members deliver coffee to the factory; each farmer owns an average of 200–250 coffee trees. After harvesting, the farmers deliver cherry to the factory for sorting and separating, after which it is depulped on traditional disc depulping machines. It is then fermented for 24–28 hours in tanks, then washed in grading channels. The highest grades of coffee at this factory typically receive an additional soak of 12–24 hours, dependent solely on the available space on the drying beds. All of the coffee goes to skin-drying beds to bring the moisture content to around 44% before being spread on traditional drying beds for 9–13 days, being rotated constantly. Once the moisture content reaches 11–13%, the coffee is moved to conditioning bins, where it is stored and rotated every two days to help homogenize moisture content and stabilize the parchment coffee.

The cup has intense dark chocolate with jammy orange, cooked apple, and caramel flavors, and tons of tangy malic acidity and syrupy sweetness.

 

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