Coffee Archive

  • Kamwangi Peaberry, Kenya

    "It is now the third year that we are buying coffee from Kamwangi Factory in Kenya. This year we’re buying both the Peaberry and the AA selection of the coffee, this one being the Peaberry.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster 

    Kamwangi Drop Coffee 2016

    This coffee comes a familiar factory for us here at Drop. We have been working with these smallholders 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. Kamwangi was established in 1997 and is surrounded by farms growing the varietals SL28, SL34 and small amounts of K7 & Ruiru 11, a very typical assortment of varietals for high quality Kenyan coffee. 

    The coffee cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before processing. The cherry is removed and the coffee fermented for 24-36 hour under shade depending on the temperature . After fermentation the coffee is washed and graded by density in washing channels. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun dried 12 to 20 days on African drying beds. The time depends on weather conditions. Coffee is covered in plastic during midday and at night to protect the beans from moisture and rain. 

    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 strawberry. Light to medium body with creamy mouthfeel and a stone fruit finish.

    Drop_Coffee_Kamwangi December 2016 

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