Kenya Nguvu AA Plus
Black Cherry, Dried Fig, Vanilla Cream
From Our Cupping Lab:
This coffee is one of the most rich and complex coffee's we've had in 2020. The layers of flavor progress in an absolute mind bending way! As the cup begins to cool the complexity of the black cherry flavor deepens, greatly assisted by the vanilla creamy body and texture. Such great body in this cup! Further down the cooling chain, the sweet but mellow acidity becomes more prevalent, and soon enough steals the show! This wonderfully complex Kenyan coffee defies many of our expectations, once again causing us to question our preconceptions of terroir. In many ways, this coffee tastes like a glass of Port.
Altitude: 5,700 ft!
Varietal: Ruiru 11, SL-28
From our Importer:
Nguvu is a blend of coffees from smallholder cooperatives in the Murang'a district, in Kenya's Central Province. Our fresh-crop 2019 Nguvu comes from Ruthaka Kamuchuni, Ruthaka Mukui, Mwirua Riakiania, Mwirua Kiambwe (the first part of the name is the cooperative and the second part is the factory, or mill).
Murang'a is considered the traditional home of the Kikuyu tribe, which currently makes up 22 percent of Kenya's population. The area's beautiful red, loamy soil and startlingly high altitudes contribute to a juicy, berry-forward cup. These coffees are typically grown between 1,350 and 1,800 masl. Very high-quality coffees often derive from small co-ops and may be auctioned as separate lots.