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Kenya, Kagumo, Washed

As we still have a bit of cold weather in front of us, we look for Kenyan coffees as a bit of a coffee escape to get us up in the morning. We seldom say this, but this coffee is luscious, coating the tongue with a cherry limeade sensation with dark chocolate lingering as it cools. Summer coffee flavors at its best. 

The Story

Kagumo Coffee Factory is located in Muranga District, Gitugi location of Mathioya Division near Muranga town (10 kms from town).It was established in 1980s and rests on an 3.2 hectare piece of land serving Kiangoma, Gathiraini, Ruiru and Nyangiti villages. Currently it is affiliated to Mutira Farmers Co-operative Society.
Its membership stands at 300. Kagumo Coffee Factory is managed by John Muchir and his team of 3 permanent members of staff. The area experiences a biannual production cycle with the early harvest being from March-May and the late second season being November-January.
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp – known as the wet processing method. Waste water is discarded in soaking pits, and is also recirculated for
conservation. The factory is using a disc pulper with three sets of discs to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight to break down the sugars, before it is cleaned, soaked and spread out on the raised drying tables. Time on the drying tables depends on climate, ambient temperature and volumes under processing, and can take from 7 to 15 days in total.

Origin Information

Grower
300 producers organized around Mutira Farmers' Cooperative
Variety
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Region
Gitugi Town, Muranga
Harvest
March-May | Nov-Jan
Altitude
1310 - 1900 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed, 12 hr fermentation
Brewing Method Recommendation: We selected this coffee for it's ability to go between espresso and filter brews with ease producing a striking pourover or a modern single origin espresso that cleanses the palate with its vibrant citrus flavor.
    • Filter/Pourover Recipe
      • Dose · 20g 
      • Water · 320g
      • Temp · 203F
      • Ratio: We think 16:1 water to coffee ration is a good place to start. We find a 15 to 1 Water to Coffee produces a full-bodied, syrupy cup. However,  go for a little more water up to 17:1 ratio if you like the more delicate citrus and black cherry flavors to come through.
      • Brew Time: 4:00 is a good starting point.
    • Espresso Recipe
      • Coffee Dose · 20g 
      • Beverage Weight · 50g
      • Ratio: 2.5:1 
      • Brew Time: 30-26 seconds
      • Temp · 201F @ 9bar, tested on La Spaziale Dream



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