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The cup profile is prolifically fruity with upfront tropical notes like guava and pineapple before transitioning towards tart green grape and crisp red apple. Ngunguru is creamy from start finish with butter caramel and rich, high quality cacao in the short finish before an effervescent, fresh honey-like note lingers in the long finish. City+.
Ngunguru is one of three "factories" that form the Tekangu Farmers Cooperative Society. A factory is a wet mill in Kenya that serves a particular micro-region. Ngunguru is interesting in that it brings has member farmers from both the Mt. Kenya slope and the Aberdare zone: It serves farmers of Thiu sub-location in Kirimukuyu in with the Aberdare on one side and Mt. Kenya on the other. It's a beautiful location, averaging 1700 meters, and the wildlife list I have for the vicinity lists snakes, deer, hare, weaverbirds, owl and hawks. I'll have to look for a weaverbird next time I am there! Tekangu is a really nice coop, with Tegu and Karagoto being the other 2 factories, and often nice coffees as well. The AB indicates bean size and not a quality grade. AB coffees can get looked over very frequently because of the common misconception that it's a grade indication, but many of the most exciting coffee from Kenya that I've had have been AB's!
Ngunguru AB is an exceptional coffee. This is the first time I can remember buying an entire outurn of coffee, meaning the AA, AB and PB, from one single lot in my career. This AB lot is tremendously floral in its fragrance like honeysuckle and is followed up by a candied lime and brown sugar sweetness. The break demonstrated more sweetness but in the form of creme caramel, nougat and buttercream. The cup profile is prolifically fruity with upfront tropical notes like guava and pineapple before transitioning towards tart green grape and crisp red apple. Ngunguru is creamy from start finish. Fresh cream persists in both the City and Full City roasts. Butter caramel and rich, high quality cacao control the short finish before an effervescent, fresh honey-like note lingers in the long finish.