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DROP | Kenya Kamwangi AA, Washed SL28/34

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    From our friends at Drop:

    Flavour description: The cup is acidity driven with a light body and a juicy mouthfeel, reminding of strawberry lemonade. Flavour notes of rhubarb and sweetness of vanilla. A long-lasting vibrant phosphoric acidity of black currant in the aftertaste. 
    Washing station: Kamwangi Factory
    Location: Gichugu division of the Kirinyaga district
    Varietal: SL-34, SL-28 and Ruiru 11
    Harvested: November 2019 to January 2020
    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
    Soil: Mainly Nitisol, red volcanic soil. Nitisols occur in highlands and on volcanic steep slopes. They are developed from volcanic rocks and have better chemical and physical properties than other tropical soils.
    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 5,02$/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.