We have some scheduled site maintenance to take care of, so our shopping cart will be down for about an hour starting at 6am PST on Wed. 10/17. You can still window shop...you just won't be able to buy anything until around 7am. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for your patience.
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.