Kenya Wamuguma Single Origin Espresso
BLACK CURRANT · ROWAN BERRY · GRAPEFRUIT
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Our second fresh crop Kenyan for this year is coming from Wamuguma Coffee Factory, in the Gatundu district. In Kenya, by law, a farmer with under 5 acres must be organized into a cooperative. Because of this, there are a high number of well-organized unions that own washing stations called coffee factories. This gives the farmers oppurunity to combine their plots of land. Located at 1700 masl, Wamuguma receives cherries from approximately 2000 smallholder farmers in the surrounding region. The station is named after a local dignitary called Muguma, who supported the village in their journey to growing excellent coffee.
Rainfall averages around 1000mm annually, meaning the coffee is flowering roughly between June and August and harvesting periods range from October to January. The area has fertile, red, loamy soil, creating an ideal environment for coffee cultivation.
This lot in particular is fully washed process and has notes of blackcurrant and rowan berry, with grapefruit acidity in the finish.
For all espresso we recommend the following parameters (for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket):
- 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
- Timer for 28-32 seconds
- Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
- Grouphead at 200° F
- 9 bars of pressure
- Producer: Wamuguma Coffee Factory
- Country: Kenya
- Region: Gatundu
- Elevation: 1600-1800 masl
- Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast