Kenya Kirinyaga KII AA

  • Nice mouthfeel
  • Subtle Citrus and Stone Fruit notes
  • Clean cup
  • Variety: SL28 & 34
  • Crop: 2016/2017
  • Soil: Red Volcanic
  • Cooperative: Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society
  • Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: This Kenyan coffee is an all time classic. We buy the Kii for the 3rd of 4th time already, but only a small lot! Kenyan coffees are very popular for filter coffee world wide and because a lot of roasters want a ‘well known’ name we see the classic names go up in price, even when the cupping scores are not at level. So probably less known Kenyan coffees this year for Caffenation, cause cup quality comes first for us.

Rwanda Western Province MUSASA Lot3

  • florals
  • orange blossom
  • mild

Musasa CWS is located in the Rutsiro district of the Musasa Sector, Western province. The washing station was built in 2007. Musasa services a large number of coffee producers in the Rutsiro area: no less than 1066! These producers are located within a 15m radius from the station. To preserve the quality of the cherries, Musasa has built collection centers spread across the zone. Thanks to these, the producers don’t have to walk the long distance all the way to the station. Otherwise, the cherries would already start fermenting during the transport on foot or on bike. The quality would detoriate, causing off flavours and defectuous beans.

The variety is Bourbon.

Colombia Huila EL PARAISO

  • Very, very sweet cup
  • Ripe fruit, berries
  • Great Mouthfeel

Varietal: Mainly Caturra, with a part of Colombia

Drying Method: Fully sun-dried at each farm

Shade: Plantain, Chachafruto, Guamo and Nogal trees (40% shade cover)

Method: Tradiotional fully-washed process in micro mills at each farm

Importer: Caravela

 

ROB SAYS: Former Virmax, now Caravela is our loyal partner for our yearly La Serrania Decaf, but they also provide us yearly with at least one lot of great Specialty. This year it is the El Paraiso lot out of the well famous Huila department. Probably the sweetest Colombia ever and very nice for both filter and espresso brewing.

THIS COFFEE IS ONLY GOING TO BE ROASTED BY APRIL 2017

Kenya Nyeri GATOMBOYA AA

  • Sweet sugar cane
  • Clean and fruity
  • Notes of wine grape, kumquat, lemon

ROB SAYS: Although this is one of the best known and highly reputable washing stations in Kenya, we never bought the Gatomboya. So, really happy we finally were able to lay our hands on it. This particular lot of AA is the most expensive lot we’ll pick up this year, but definitely well worth it. It will be the last Kenya from the 2016 crop.

Varietal: SL-28

Method: Fully washed

Grade: AA

Packaging: Grain Pro

Importer: Trabocca

THIS COFFEE IS GOING TO BE OUR LAST KENYA KEN OF THIS SEASON, NORMALLY AVAILABLE FROM THE 4TH WEEK OF FEBRUARY

Peru Cajamarca Hacienda LA ENCANTADA

  • Winey cup (meaning: plump, round, ripe fruit)
  • Notes of Fig and Prune
  • Hints of Chocolate and Lemon

Region: Cajamarca

Variety: Costa Rica, Bourbon, Pache, Caturra

Farm: La Encantada

Producer: Nehemias Flores

Imported by: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: Best Peruvian coffee i ever tasted. For years we have been cupping disappointing stuff from this country, but with all the hard work done by Cafe Imports at origin this is changing. After investments in infrastructure, transportation and lot separation, comparable to practices done in other well known coffee origins like Colombia, we are happy to see and taste the difference in the cup.

 

 

This lot comes to us from producer Nehemias Flores of Nuevo Trujillo, Peru. His farm, Finca La Encantada is a 2 hectare parcel of which 90% is planted with Costa Rica, Bourbon, Pache, Caturra, along with vegetables, wheat, and fruit trees. Nehemias first acquired this farm in 2011. This specific lot was harvested at peak ripeness, depulped, fermented on average for 14-20 hours, then moved to the parabolic dryer for an average period of 5-9 days.

THIS COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY.