Kenya Karagoto AB

The cup is syrupy, with many layers of fruit; Italian plums, red currant jam, honey, drinking cocoa, and a unique touch of toasted coconut. There's a bright zest to the cup at City roast of candied lime, which turns more toward a tangerine brightness with a slightly more developed City+ roast. City to City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Kenya Type
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Aug 15 2012
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28
Grade Peaberry
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15+ PB Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+, while quite high-toned in the cup, underscore what is so great about this coffee. Keep it light
Weight 1 LB
Karagoto is part of Tekangu Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) which combines the names for their 3 factories: Tegu, Karagoto and Ngunguru. I visited them this season and the previous as well, since we have bought many small lots over time from Tekangu. You probably recognize the Tegu name, and we have some great Ngunguru coffees this year as well. This is a Nyeri region coffee, where we find some of the nicest Kenya lots, and we cupped through a lot of Tekangu samples this year to select coffee like this. It's a small lot from one particularly nice out turn (an unseparated parchment lot that comes into the mill), but we felt the peaberry was the best of the grades. It had a more potent flavor profile, intense, with classic Kenya acidity and sweet fruited notes.
The dry ground coffee sets the tone for the cup in terms of heft and potency. There are intense dark fruit notes, lush Asian pear, plum, rambutan and raisin, as well as macademia nut roast scents. It's somewhat tropical. Adding hot water, the aroma shows strong sweet caramel, molasses, and cooked peach, in addition to the more tropical fruit mix mentioned in the fragrance. The cup is syrupy, with many layers of fruit; Italian plums, red currant jam, honey, drinking cocoa, and a unique touch of toasted coconut. There's a bright zest to the cup at City roast of candied lime, which turns more toward a tangerine brightness with a slightly more developed City+ roast. While it's a lively and acidic cup, these are ideal roast levels for this coffee.