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Kenya Kiawamururu AB

The cup is intense, bright, and takes the tongue for a turn. The brightness has a combined red and black currant acidity to it, with ripe fruit notes headed toward a wine-like aspect. This is textbook "jammy" coffee. As it cools, plum and flame grape notes emerge. The sweetness is like muscavado sugar, raw, unprocessed, with vanilla and caramel hints. It's a fantastic cup. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Kenya Type
Drying Method Covered Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Nov 19 2012
Lot size 154bags/boxes
Bag size 30.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28
Grade AB
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 15-16 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City roast will develop the sugars in the coffee, and maintain the bright fruited accent flavors
Weight 1 LB
Kiawamururu has always been a fun name to pronounce, a little easier than it look in writing. Kiawamururu is a cooperative coffee "factory," which is what they call a wet mill where coop farmers bring their coffee cherry fruit for processing in Kenya. It is near Mukurwe-ini town in Nyeri, Kenya. The coop is part of the Rumukia FCS (farmers cooperative society), and along with others from this same parent cooperative, is a coffee we have offered multiple times in our 15 year history at Sweet Maria's. This year there was one particularily special out-turn of Kiawamururu coffee from the dry mill, and we purchased all the screen separations from it, the largest AA, the middle sized AB, and the Peaberry. An out-turn is the name for the graded, separated lots that come from one raw, unmilled lot of parchment that arrives at the mill. So although we will be offering 3 different types of Kiawamururu coffee, they all originated with the same coffee! There are differences in each reflected in the cup notes and point scores. This review is for the AB screen size, which is prepared to the same quality level as AA and PB, just 15-17 screen sized coffee grains. In some ways I find the AB slightly more intense in terms of fruit notes
The fragrance from the dry grounds has a strong sweetness as well as more fruited character than the AA, I noted. There is blackberry, raw cane sugar (just a hint of molasses), and a suggestion of root beer. The wet aromatics have complex fruited tones, blackberry, plum preserves, and concord grape notes. The cup is intense, bright, and takes the tongue for a turn. The brightness has a combined red and black currant acidity to it, with ripe fruit notes headed toward a wine-like aspect. The sweetness from the AB is more rounded and rustic than it's sister lot, the AA grade. But it gives a supremely juicy character to the coffee that reinforces the berry flavors, and pairs well with the mouthfeel. This is textbook "jammy" coffee. As it cools, plum and flame grape notes emerge. The sweetness is like muscavado sugar, raw, unprocessed, with vanilla and caramel hints. It's a fantastic cup.