Drop Coffee | Kamwangi AA - Kenya
Flavour description: The coffee has an aroma of melted butter. A vibrant cup profile with flavour notes of strawberries and lime with a cooling aftertaste of black currant. The body is light, reminding of lemonade.
Colour: Chock pink
Washing station: Kamwangi Factory
Location: Gichugu division of the Kirinyaga district
Varietal: SL-34, SL-28 and Ruiru 11
Harvested: November 2020 to January 2021
Drying: On raised beds for 12-20 days. Covered with plastic when the sun is hottest.
Cooperative: New Ngariama Cooperative Society
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
Processing: Fully Washed. Cherries are hand-sorted to pick out unripe and overripe ones by the farmers before they go into production. A pulping machine removes the skin and pulp. The coffees are graded by density into 3 grades by the pulper. The coffee is fermented for 24-36 hour under closed shade. After fermentation the coffees are washed and again graded by density in washing channels then they soak overnight in clean water.
Price transparency: The FOB price we paid for this coffee was 4,98$/lb.
This coffee is a familiar coffee for those of you who have been drinking Drop for years, and it is our favourite Kenyan coffee. Kamwangi is one of two factories run by the New Ngariama Cooperative in Kirinyaga in Central Kenya. The regions’ growing conditions and the many hours of sorting the coffee meticulously is the main reason Kamwangi has great quality and sparkling taste profile. The AA selection is the largest bean size of the harvest and gives the coffee a more pronounced and intensified flavour.