This coffee comes from the town of Karatina in the Mathira East district of the Nyeri region of Kenya. This coffee is processed at the Kiamabara Washing Station and has 910 contributing farmers, 345 of which are female. On average, each farmer cultivates 200 trees. […]
Farmers in Othaya planted their first coffee trees in 1956. The Coop has 19 wet mills. The Coop is located in Nyeri County, Othaya district, Eastern slopes of Aberdare ranges. Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherries that are delivered for wet milling the same day. The […]
region: North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
farm: Karogoto Factory
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Tekangu Farmer Cooperative Society
elevation: 1700 – 1900 meters above sea level
cultivars: SL-28, SL-34
process: fully washed, raised bed dried
The aroma coming off the Kenya Karogoto PB is really setting the tone for this cupping. The coffee is intensely fruity—cranberry, pear, lemon—but also features some interesting spice and black tea nuances and sweet scents of caramel and molasses.
Karogoto’s overall profile screams Kenya; bursting fresh fruit flavors, delicate citrus-like florals, and pristine acidic brightness. The cup is syrupy, with many layers of fruit—black currant, orange, pink grapefruit, and tart cherry accent come to mind. Flavor notes seem to unfold as the coffee comes down in temperature, clover honey sweetness, Earl Grey tea, apricot nectar, and lemon bar. Acidity is up there too, lemon-like and bracing.
*content courtesy of Stumptown Coffee Roasters
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