Kenya Auction Lot #643 - Mutitu

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  • Process Method No
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Region Africa
Grade AB Main Crop Auction Lot
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17 screen PB screen
Roast Recommendations The usual, City+ to FC+. I feel this coffee has a darker roast character at C+ roast than you might suspect, especially with a good 2 day post-roast rest. So err on the lighter side.
Weight 1 LB
Mutitu is a from a cooperative washing station in the very high-altitude Neryi district. A washing station is a wet mill, and coops are called "societies" in Kenya. It's also a so-called "lower grade" AB coffee rather than an AA. What does that mean? Not a lot . AB lots are 15+ screen, whereas AA are 17+ screen. So it's a smaller seed size, but in other origins we have consistently found that 15+ screen results in the best cup. So we ignore the size of the bean (you grind it all up anyway, what's the difference) and we focus only on the cup. In fact AB lots have received prices nearly similar to AA lots, and in many cases more, in this year's Kenya Main Crop auctions. This Mutitu has an amazing, winey fruited character that jumped out to me in the pre-auction cupping selection. The dry fragrance has plum fruit, and is fairly intense. The wet aromatics have a mix of tree fruits (as opposed to berry fruits and others), peach and plum most distinctly. The cup has great depth, while still quite intense and high-toned. C+ to roast levels have striking black currant flavors, slightly winey, with clove and other pungent spice in the finish. Often, this type of profile has a softer acidity and brightness, but Mutitu sort of hits you on all fronts.