Kenya Kangunu AA
This coffee was produced by numerous smallholder farmers, each one a member of the Kagaari South Farmer’s Cooperative Society, and delivering to the Kangunu Coffee Factory, located Kenya’s Embu district. The region, located on the slopes of Mount Kenya, is well-known for producing some of the best coffees coming out of Kenya and this lot is no exception.
The average smallholder farm size is less than a hectare with half an acre planted in coffee for an average of 250 trees per farmer. Kangunu Mill members receive assistance and support from Coffee Management Services (CMS), helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya by marrying premium quality to premium prices for the farmers.
Farmers selectively handpick the ripest, reddest cherries, which are then either delivered directly to the cooperative’s wet mill or received at one of 4 collection points and then ferried over on the same day. Cherries are stringently hand sorted prior to pulping, with damaged and under ripe cherries being separated out from the ripe lots.
Kangunu displays the elements of a classic Kenya profile seamlessly integrated in the cup. Notes of citric acid, clean and grapefruit tinged, dominate at first.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of black currant and blackberry then develop an exciting level of complexity. Finally the silky body of this coffee leads into a finish laden with citric notes dissolving into flavors of raisin and caramelized sugar.