Our second Kenyan lot of the year
A flavorful, complex stunner ideal for pour-over brew methods
Kagumo is a coffee washing station in the Muranga district of Kenya. There are 300 members that deliver hand-picked ripe cherries to the washing station. This area of Kenya experiences a biannual production of coffee; one in March-May and another larger harvest in November-January. Each smallholder producer grows enough coffee to yield what amounts to a few bags of coffee per year. The cooperative model allows them to market and sell the coffee as a whole community. In Kenya, the cooperatives are democratically run with members also acting as representatives of the governing board. The Kagumo washing station prides itself on delivering some of the best cherry prices for producers in all of Kenya.
Part of what allows this coffee to be so expressive in flavor and such a clean, crisp finish is the well-managed washing station. They do not allow any unripe or overripe cherries to be delivered. After the cherry is delivered it is de-pulped, fermented, and laid out to dry for 7-15 days. The drying process is meticulously managed because the time varies based on things like climate, temperature, and the day's volume.
Our Kenya Kagumo does not disappoint and offers the best of what Kenyan coffees have to offer — deep, winey purple and red fruits with vibrant, effervescent acidity. Dial into plum and strawberry by starting with a 1:16.5 brew ratio, filtered water at 208-2010℉, a medium grind, and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle.