Okay, so here is something new. I’m starting to feel confident in my palate and I’m starting to write
reviews notes about coffee, which will eventually become proper reviews sometime. I am inspired by Mauricio’s coffee blog Clever&Pour , you definitely have to check it out. This way I can keep track on my favorite beans and also promote various Swiss coffee roasters. Here we go with the first one:
Origin: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya
Producer: Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society
Factory/Station: Karimikui Washing Station
Roaster: Kafischmitte; Langnau, Switzerland
Variety: SL 28, SL34 and Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1700 -1900 masl
Processing Method: Fully washed and sundried
I received this beautiful Kenyan coffee by post directly from Roger Wittwer, the head roaster of Kafischmitte, because of a game on Facebook. And first I want to say thank you, Roger! I fully appreciate it and on top of that the coffee is damn good!
Kafischmitte know the coffees from Karimikui washing station quite for some time and finally they get this wonderful peaberry into their assortment. The roast is still on the lighter side, optimized for filter coffee and I as one self-respecting brewer, tried it with as many methods as I could. The first thing that comes to my mind when I smell the coffee is dried fruit and especially raisins. It has also very nice berry flavors and for my surprise – milk chocolate. Normally from a Kenyan coffee I would expect something crisp and with a pronounced acidity, but this is very balanced coffee. The mouthfeel is smooth and after several tries of mine, where I extracted some unwanted flavors in the cup, I can say that the coffee has a very pleasant, lingering finish.