Anemone - Espresso
Our sweet, fruity, bright espresso. A zing citric acidity with gentle red currant and melon sweetness and a Marzepin-like finish. For those that like to brighten up their espresso kick.
|Variety||SL28 & SL34|
|Producer||Ngewa Komothai Smallholders|
|Taste Notes||Red Currant, Marzepin, Lime, Honeydew Melon|
||Taste Note Card (PDF)|
This wonderful coffee was sourced from the Ngewa-Komothai Farmers, a growers group of 30 smallholder farmers in Komothai, Kiambu. This area, sitting at the foothills of the Gatamaiyo Forest Reserve, is also known for its tea growers. Most farmers adhere to organic fertilizing practices, using only cow manure instead of agrochemicals on their coffee trees.
Each small estate manages its own harvest and processing. After harvest, cherries are floated to remove underripes and visually inspected to remove any overripes or damaged cherry. The coffee is pulped and then fermented for an average of 24 hours. The resulting “parchment” is washed in clean water to remove any remaining mucilage and laid to dry on raised tables to dry for 14 days.
The farmers then deliver their dry parchment to the Kahawa Bora Millers dry mill in Thika, Kenya. The mill process cleans and sorts the parchment, hulls and finally separates the lots into the different screen sizes. Most dry mills in Kenya will only process lots of 50 bags minimum. By grouping together their crops, the 30 smallholders of the Ngewa-Komothai Farmers, can meet that minimum and can sell their crops as a dried, milled coffee. Before they joined forces, they were forced to sell their small harvest to agents who bought and blended parchment at lower prices.
The varietals grown by the small estate farmers are Batian, Ruiru 11 but mostly SL28 & SL34. This specific lot consists of Peaberry beans, a natural but rare mutation in which only one bean grows inside the cherry. These Peaberry beans are smaller, rounder and denser. In Spanish Peaberries are called “caracol” which means “snail”. The density and shape of the bean results in a very even roast color and a sweeter flavor profile. This lot has strong citric, lime-like notes as well as fruity, peach and blueberry notes. It makes for an absolutely fantastic espresso.
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Roasting & Freshness
We aim to deliver fresh but rested coffee you can dig into right away. That means most coffee we ship is 2-10 days old. If you prefer the hyperfresh stuff, let us know in the order notes box on your cart page. Our coffees taste best 1-6 weeks after roasting but can be enjoyed for up to 3 months or more if vacuum packed and/or freezed.
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