About Kenya AB Chinga auction lot
Arrived December 2015. The Chinga wet mill is located in the Nyeri district of Kenya. The wet mill processes about 230 acres worth of coffee and is part of the Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society, which is made up of 783 members. Coffee is grown at almost 1800 meters above sea level and is mainly SL28 and SL34 varieties. Grown in red volcanic soil rich in phosphorus the coffee is then harvested and wet processed where the fully ripe cherries are pulped, fermented, washed and slowly dried over a period of 2 to 3 weeks until moisture content has been reduced to a level of 10%. The coffee is then delivered to the dry mill, called the Othaya coffee mill, where it is processed and prepared for shipment.
Location: Nyeri (Othaya Constituency)
Altitude: 1795 meters, 5889 feet
Area: 232.2 acres
Cup Characteristics: A full, smooth body with tones of black currant, citrus acidity, vanilla and hints of nuttiness.
Roasting Notes: Like most top Kenya coffee, these beans are hard and dense and can be roasted to a variety of darkness levels. Most floral and delicate notes will be presented at City+ to FC range. The delicate nuances of this coffee will present themselves at lightly roasted levels but be sure to have a full first crack. Behmor users try P1 or P3.
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