Kamwangi PB | Kenya| Washed
F l a v o r Grape | Lemon | BlackcurrantB o d y light
A c i d i t y Citric
|Farm/Cooperative||Kamwangi washing station|
|Varietal||Ruiru 11, SL 28 & Batian|
|Elevation||1100 - 1800 MASL|
This fully washed peaberry lot comes from the Kamwangi washing station, one of three factories operated by the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) in Kirinyaga County in Kenya's Central Highlands. The cooperative works with around 1,500 local farmers who grow Ruiru 11, SL28 and Batian varieties at altitudes of up to 1,800 meters above sea level.
Normally, two coffee beans ripen inside the coffee cherry. We all know what this looks like. Flattened on one side and bulbous on the other. Due to a natural mutation, it happens in 5-10% of the cherries of a harvest that there is only one single bean inside the coffee cherry. These beans are called peaberries. Since the peaberry has more space inside the cherry to ripen, it grows rounder and resembles a pea. This, of course, has its advantages in terms of taste.