KENYA - Cassia (Washed)

KENYA - Cassia (Washed)

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Kenya - Cassia 250g

The first Kenyan of the year and this beautiful AA Kamwangi does not disappoint! Expect a sparkling acidity with tasting notes of black currant, kaffir lime and raspberry.

Cassis, Kaffir Lime, Raspberry

Altitude: 1650m
Variety: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed

Kamwangi sits under the greater New Ngariama Cooperative Society, which includes other great performing factories like Kainamui. Their factories are always on our priority list. We have consistently bought these coffees the last six years and when you find the right outturns, they have amazing cup profiles. There are about 1800 farmers in total who can deliver to the factory, but not all of them are active.
The New Ngariama Cooperative is known for giving back a big portion of the premiums to the producers, and they also provide financial support for school fees and farming needs. Each lot consists of coffees from hundreds of smallholders from the area surrounding the washing station (factory). The team at the factory sort the cherries before they go into production. The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation, before being washed and graded in channels, and dried on raised beds.
The farmers mainly grow SL28 and SL34, but as with almost all Kenyan cooperative coffees, there can be a mix of everything. Other common cultivars are K7, Ruiru 11 and now also Batian.