Kenya - Kangiri - Washed - Filter
The new season Kenyan's have started to arrive and this is the first of what we hope to be a fruitful, high quality season.
So far we have tasted around 10 new samples, but this lot stood out as the cream of the crop - far ahead of anything else in there. It actually scored almost 90 on the SCAE scoring card system, which is fairly impressive.
This is pretty much exactly what we have been looking for, for the last 2 seasons but have failed to find it. A classic big, bold Kenyan with intense Blackcurrant and Liquorice profile. This year we found it first time around.
Kangiri is a collective coffee from a cooperative group of farmers, which is a common offering from this origin, as farmers tend to operate from tiny small holder plots only capable of producing small volumes that need to be brought together to be processed and then sold.
Kangeri is one for the Kenyan coffee die hards. Big on flavour, super dynamic and demonstrates why Kenya is unlike any other origin out there in terms of profile and acidity.
About the Region / Farm / Producers:
Situated amongst the Aberdare Mountain foothills in the Muranga county are a small collection of 5 factories run by the Kangiri Farmers Cooperative Society. 2019 saw a few leadership issues arise out of what had always been a respected group and despite a few containers being blocked, concerns raised have been focussed on and a return to the expected quality maintained.
Coffee growers here mainly consist of smallholder farmers, around 635 of them, producing cherry from an average half-acre plot each and delivering it to the nearest factory for sorting and quality control. Cherries are washed, soaked and dried for around two weeks on raised beds, before being sorted for both cup profile and bean size.
- Location: Aberdare Mountains, Muranga, Kenya
- Varietal: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28 & Sl34
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1600- 1700 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter