Kenya Auction Lot #829 Weithaga Peaberry

Out of stock
  • Process Method No
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Region Africa
Grade Peaberry
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City. The roast darkens considerably at C+ and might appear darker than it really is. FC roast is quite a bit less dynamic, so try to keep this lighter.
Weight 1 LB
Weithaga is a cooperative coffee society and factory (that is, a coffee mill) in the Murang'a district near Kangema and Koimbi. We have had some nice Murang'a lots early this year and last season as well. And this lot really impressed me although I had not seen it come up in the auctions before, or cupped samples in the past. The dry fragrance is floral, citrusy and sweet. There's vanilla bean and some malt sugar (maltose) sweetness too. The wet aroma has brown sugar and caramel sweetness with a tiny hint of brewers yeast. There's spicy notes of nutmeg and clove too. The cup ... wow, ths coffee really opens up. Bright cranberry high notes are laced with sweet orange. Cinnamon and nutmeg spice adds dimension in the cup, as well as the sparkling, effervescent, dry acidity. It finishes crisp, citric and clean. Just as there are hopheads in the beer tasting community, this coffee is for those who unabashedly love high-octave coffees (I just want to avoid calling anyone an "acid-head" but yes, it has to do with the positive acids in coffee, citric, mallic, phosphoric, the chlorogenics, etc). The aftertaste is dry like champagne, and has lemon rind character. It's amazing, powerful coffee. As it cools, it has tastes like cherry drops (hard candy). I noted that there are some flat beans and tri-beans (when a single cherry has 3 seeds, and they form a wedge-shape like an orange slice). This doesn't effect the cup quality.