Coffee Archive

  • Kamwangi AA, Kenya

    "It’s now the third year that were buying the coffee from Kamwangi Factory in Kenya. Personally I think that the creaminess in the cup stand out, with a lot of acidity reminiscence of pink grape fruit. This year we’re buy both the peaberry and the AA selection of the coffee, this one being the AA meaning the larger bean size.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster

     

    This is coffee is a familiar factory for us here at Drop. We have been working with these small holders for the past three years. Kamwangi is one of two factories run by “New Ngariama Cooperative Society” in Kirinyaga in Central Kenya. Kirinyaga is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and is world renowned for its amazing coffees and amazing coffee profiles of delicious acidity, and clean cups. Kamwangi was established in 1997 and grows the varietals SL28, SL34 with small amounts of K7 and Ruiru 11, a very typical assortment of varietals for high quality Kenya coffee. 

     

    The coffee cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. The pulp (cheery) is removed and the coffee is fermented for 24-36 hour under close shade depending on climate temperatures . After fermentation the coffees are washed and again graded by density in washing channels they randomly do soaking in clean water over night in clean water. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun dried 12 to 20 days on African drying beds. Again this time depends on weather conditions. Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night to protect the beans from night moisture and rains. 


     

    FACTS
    Producer: Kamwangi Factory
    Location: Kirinyaga
    Varietal: SL28, SL34, K7, Ruiru 11
    Picking period: November/ December 2015
    Sourced by: Nordic Approach
    Elevation: 1600-1800 masl
    Processing: Fully Washed
    Flavour description: Mainly an acidity driven cup with notes of pink grapefruit and black current. Light to medium body with creamy mouthfeel and a stone fruit finish.

     

     

     

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