Kenya Murang'a Kamagogo AB Gold Label
tart apples • grapefruit • rich cocoa
- roasted & shipped the same day
- In stock, ready to ship
Kenyan beans are always juicy and complex coffees. What makes this specific coffee special is the citrus fruitiness that pops out at you when you take your first sip. When we cupped this wet-processed bean for the first time, we were impressed with the bright, sugary mouthfeel. We chose to roast it medium to showcase the complexly fruited flavor notes. The taste of chocolate adds a rich sweetness to the coffee that complements the grapefruit and apple flavors perfectly.
Flavor Notes: tart apples • grapefruit • rich cocoa
juicy • complex
Recommended Brew Method:
chemex • v60 pour over • drip
Kamagogo is one of four factories operated by the Kiru Farmers Cooperative Society. This F.C.S. is very interested in improving its infrastructure and has invested in grading tables, better drying beds, and advanced depulping equipment. There is also a water-soaking pit on-site, which is used to purify the water used in processing and prevent contamination to any freshwater sources.
Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day's deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?