Kenya Kamwangi AA Espresso
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Kenya Kamwangi AA
Altitude: 1500 meters above sea level
Washing Station: New Ngariama Cooperative Society
Growers: many small holder growers
Variety: SL28, SL34, Batian, Ruiru 11
Tasting Notes: Sweet and full with notes of cola and blackcurrant.
Kamwangi is one of two factories run by New Ngariama Cooperative Society in Kirinyaga county. Kirinyaga is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and is world renowned for its amazing coffee quality. Kamwangi was established in 1983 and grows the varietals SL28, SL34 with small amounts of Batian and Ruiru 11.
Kamwangi Coffee Factory, located in the north east corner of Kirinyaga County, Nyangeni sub location, Ngariama Location. It is one of three Factories managed by the New Ngariama FCS. This was the second factory established by the Co-op, Kainamui being the original. With increasing volume pressure on both Kamwangi & Kainamui the Co-op established and began processing at their third Factory, Kiamugumo.
The coffee cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. The pulp (cheery) is removed and the coffee is fermented for 24-36 hour under close shade depending on climate temperatures. After fermentation the coffees are washed and again graded by density in washing channels they randomly do soaking in clean water over night in clean water. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun dried 12 to 20 days on African drying beds. Again this time depends on weather conditions. Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night to protect the beans from night moisture and rains.
This coffee was bought through the Nairobi Auctions so that the cooperative can receive the maximum amount for the coffee.