Transparent sweetness like table sugar or simple syrup is accented by understated flavors of citrus, blueberry and raisin, with lemon-like vibrance. City to Full City. A bright and chocolatey espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||June 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11|
|Grade||AA and AB grades|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 15-17 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
Kianjogu Factory is a washing station in Kirimukuyu, within Nyeri County, and is part of Rutuma Amalgamated Farmers Cooperatove Society ("FCS"). The Factories are washing stations, more or less, where local farmers who are members can sell their coffee for processing and export. The "FCS" is the cooperative umbrella that support the various factories and do most of the client outreach and export. Farmers in the region grow mainly SL-28 and SL-34, with small amounts of Ruiru mixed in, and farm altitudes range from 1700 to about 1900 meters above sea level. This is a mix of AA and AB coffee, so you'll see a mixture of medium and large screen sizes (15 - 19 1/64 in.).
Kianjogu AA/AB is anchored in transparent sweetness like table sugar or simple syrup, accented by understated fruited top notes and vibrant, lemon-like acidity. The dry fragrance has a dried blueberry note at City+ along with caramelizing sugar sweetness. The wetted crust has a smell of brown sugar cookies and a citrus peel hint. Brewing up a City+ roast, base sweetness is transparent and really sweetens up the somewhat soft fruited highlights. Flavors of blueberry, raisin, and citrus were noted as the coffee cools off a bit and lemony acidity is easily perceived, but not screaming bright like some other Kenyas. That's especially worth noting because it translates into delicious espresso at Full City that aren't overly citric. Shots are loaded with fruit and bittersweet chocolate, and while certainly tangy and bright, it's not unbearable or to the point of tasting 'metallic'. That said, I would ward off folks who don't like a bright shot, because it's certainly still that.