Kenya Kahunyo Thikagiki AA

Kenya Kahunyo Thikagiki AA

This coffee was grown by the Thikagiki Farmer's Co-op in the Muranga growing region and processed at the Kahunyo washing station. It was formed as a co-op for farmers who own less than an acre of farmland but wanted an avenue to sell their coffee on the broad market. The high altitude of this area gives it warm days but cool nights which help nurture sweeter coffee.

This one has a black cherry and lavender character to it and general winey notes and dark fruit flavor. Crisp and clean and a lingering finish.  These are the large AA size beans -- sorted very well and roasts consistently. 

I'm roasting it maybe 20 seconds past 1st cracks on a drum roaster. 404 degrees bean temp on our readout. It grabs your attention the whole way through the mug.

You lose complexity and pick up bitterness as a medium roast, but it does hold up adequately as a dark roast, I would give it 15 seconds into the rolling 2nd cracks for a sweet french roast with hints of winey and fruit in the background.

US Arrival June 2023

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