Kenya / Kamwangi AA
Kamwangi, a factory whose outputs were so stunning Red Fox sourced it for multiple coasts, is an early adopter of solar dryers—and it shows. Not only is the coffee phenomenal, “Kamwangi were in the top 5 of highest prices for cherry in Kenya paid to producers this past season,” Dorman’s trader Muki Yeung says. “Quality is excellent because the factory is managed so well with regular training available to their members.” They pay as much as 20c/lb for coffee cherry above other factories. “That’s why they were able to process so much, and we were able to purchase that volume” he says—because producers in that area who make the cut want to work with them.
After the coffee cherry is harvested it is brought to the factory and then weighed. Smallholder farmers collect their earnings at that time. Coffee cherry is then sent through a disk depulper removing most of the fruit, fermented for 24-hours then washed again making the entire process 72-hours. Time in which parchment coffee dries heavily depends on the climate, ambient temperature, and volume being processed which could take up to 15 days and as little as one week.
TASTING NOTES: MANGO /// GRAPEFRUIT /// MOLASSES