Kenya PB BULK

  • Notes of blue berry
  • Full body and sweet
  • Tastes like liquid lemon pie

Grade: Peaberry

Method: Washed

Importer: Sucafina Specialty

Rob says: As most Caffenation lovers know, every year we take a trip to Kenya to buy all of our Kenyan coffees. There we cup (blind) a few hundred coffees and finally buy between 8 to 10 lots. Only after cupping we see the names, origins, volumes and prices. Some coffee are famous, other not and from time to time we stumble upon something unknown, except for the grading. We mostly stick to coffees that are traceable and have a story, but this (no info-)lot was blowing us away at the tables and we had to have it.

Buying the lot should have been relatively simple, but there was a second problem; the coffee wasn’t bought yet and needed to go to the auction a couple hours later and the Kenyacof buyer was already on its way to the exchange. So we called him and told him to make a bid for us. Which finally was accepted!!

Kenya’s coffee auction system is unique and dates back to 1934. The auctions still take place at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange and are widely considered to be most transparent distribution system for fine green coffees anywhere in the coffee world and has inspired the model for the Cup of Excellence auctions.

Honduras Copan SAUL MOISES MEJIA

  • Complex cup with nice body
  • Notes of apple and hazelnut
  • Long aftertaste

Processing: Washed

Variety: Red Catuai

Farm Size: 7ha

Altitude: 1450 masl

Certificates: Organic

Importer: Falcon Coffees

Rob says: After the big succes in 2018, we are proud to offer this great organic coffee for the second time at Caffenation. We were struggling to find clean cup washed centrals this year, but finally Saul came to save us.

Saul Moises Mejia is the owner of the farm la Cascada, which is situated in the Gualme area of Corquin, Copan. Gualme is a relatively high altitude area which greater temperature swings and higher humidity, this means that the coffee has a pronounced acidity and greater complexity, but makes it a challenging environment to dry coffee.

WE WANT TO START ROASTING THIS COFFEE THE SECOND HALF OF OCTOBER 2020

90+ Series: Kenya Kirinyaga KIANGOMBE AA

For our 90+ Series we are on the lookout for exceptional beans. In our philosophy is great coffee by nature fruity, floral, juicy, and has a super clean and long aftertaste.

Taste notes: Super clean, great structured, creamy mouthfeel, melon and lemon zest notes with a herby aftertaste

Processing: Washed

Screen size: AA

Altitude: 1700-1800 masl

Variety: SL 28, SL34, Ruiru 11

Soil type: Rich Volcanic Sandy Soil

Importer: Sucafina Specialty

Rob Says: This coffee is a classic Kenya coffee and not only for acidic junks; the coffee has a fantastic creaminess and tonloads of different flavors. Every time you drink a cup, you discover new things…..

The KIAGOMBE is named after the coffee factory which is located in the village of which it was named after.

The fermentation of the coffee beans is done with fresh river water from the Mukengeria River, and then the coffee is sun dried on raised beds.

THIS 90+ COFFEE IS PLANNED FOR THE END OF OCTOBER

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe GEDEB KELLOO

  • Very floral
  • Big Body, perfect texture
  • Notes of passion fruit and apple

Washing station: Gedeb

Processing: Washed

Lot: microlot #8

Vegetation: Semi-forest

Number of trees per hectare: 1200

Cherries per tree on average: 2-3 kgs

Average selling price of farmers per kilo of cherries: $0.88/28 birr

Importer: Nordic Approach

Rob says: Out of the 30 different coffees we bought at Caffenation during 2019, our 90+ Kelloo coffee was overall coffee of the year. So very excited to offer another Kelloo coffee this year called Gedeb, as it’s named after the name of the washing station.

The man behind this fantastic coffee is Mekuria Merga, a highly respected coffee professional with 23 years experience in the industry. Mekuria Merga decided to establish his own export company “Wete Ambela” in 2018 to export coffees from his washing stations, which are renowned for their high quality coffees.

THIS COFFEE IS ON THE AGENDA FOR DECEMBER 2020

Kenya Kiambu EVANS ESTATE AA

  • Very balanced cup
  • Medium acidity
  • Juniper berry & nice nutty accents

Region: Kiambu county

Variety: Mostly SL

Altitude: around 1850 masl

Exporter: Kenyacof

Importer: Sucafina Specialty

Rob Says: This uncompromising coffee is an ideal example of what a good small estate coffee can be.

Where most coffee farmers join a cooperative who offers the coffee together with lots from other farmers at multiple exporting companies, this lot from EVANS ESTATE is the result of a collaboration with Kenyacof/Sucafina. The coffee gets milled at the Sucafina dry mill in Thika and via them we bought the full AA lot exclusively at auction, so very transparant and more money for the farmer(s).

This must be our first ‘Kiambu coffee’ in a very long time. The fields are located relatively closeby Nairobi and the cup tastes less acidic, but fattier and more balanced than most Kenyans….

WE HAVE THIS COFFEE PLANNED AS THE NEW KEN, AROUND HALF SEPTEMBER