Kiamugumo Factory • Washed
Recommended Roast Level
This coffee from Kenya presents a flavor profile that pleases the senses of anyone who likes juicy, light-bodied African coffee. Every note we were picking up in the cup leaned to a slightly fruited acidity. Even in the chocolatey notes, the natural touch of fruitiness in cacao came forward as a prominent piece of that bitterness. Overall, this coffee isn’t overly acidic or sour and makes for a great “I like a bit fruitier of a coffee” type of daily driver.
Kiamugumo Factory Station Coffee Production
New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society operates the Kiamugumo Factory, which was founded in the 1970s. There are about 1,500 contributing members who deliver cherry to the factory, each growing coffee alongside other crops on about 1/8th a hectare each, on average. Although this specific lot is not traceable down to a single variety, it represents a blend of Batian, SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11.
Microlots from Kenya are traceable to either the factory level or individual farm level (when possible) and are selected basis cup score. Because the majority of coffee farmers in Kenya own between 1/8–1/4 a hectare of land, most deliver coffee in cherry form to a local factory for sorting and processing; at the factory, the deliveries are blended and processed into day lots comprising the day's deliveries.
|Washed (Wet Process)
|Raspberry, Apple Cider, Cacao
|Recommended Brew Methods:
|Pour Over, Drip, Chemex
|New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society
|Batian, SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11