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Kenya Chwele Peaberry

Kenya Chwele Peaberry

Coffee Flavor and Roast Profile:

Raspberry, black plum-- sweet dark fruit and sour skin, cherry taffy, singing stonefruits, bright, clean, juicy, complex.

About this Coffee:

A whole new adventure in Kenya, where we look to the West of the country to the slopes of Mount Elgon-- more renowned in Uganda for coffee than Kenya's oft-overlooked slopes. A large coffee community nonetheless, where approximately 1,300 metric tonnes of coffee are exported each year.

Chwele is a rather small Farmer Cooperative in the area, with about 1,000 members contributing cherries to the washing station. This Peaberry lot is a separation commonly done in Kenya, where coffees from the same farmers are separated by screen size before being graded and sold.

Chwele may be setting a new bar for exceptional quality coming from this region. That should come as good news to everyone who enjoys Kenyan coffee as we continue to see declines in coffee production in the more famed Mt. Kenya highlands as urbanization and pastureland continue to overtake traditional coffee growing regions.

How we drink it

This coffee soars on the cupping table, but that's where immersion enjoyment might end. A singing coffee that will show off in any paper-filter method.

 

Origin

Bungoma, Mt. Elgon
Chwele FCS

Process

Washed

Origin Pricing Method

C-market differential

Varietal

SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11

Importer

Crop to Cup

At Origin Differential

C-market plus 244%