Mpanga has garnered high scores in the Burundi Cup of Excellence, including 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 COE. The washing station was built in 2008 under the initiative of Jean-Clement Birabereye, who manages the mill and represents the farmers through the trading company SEGEC (Societe General d'exploitation et d'exportation du Cafe). Jean-Clement boasts an incredible resume, with more than 15 years of experience in milling.
Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in northern Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa at 19,330 feet. Kilimanjaro's lower slopes provide fertile soil to grow Tanzania Peaberry Coffee, and the climate provides excellent conditions for coffee trees to thrive. Grown and harvested on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border, this gourmet African coffee displays many of the characteristics of Kenyan coffee, though much lighter in acidity.
Peaberry beans are small, round coffee beans with a cleft in the middle; they have a richer flavor than their oval- shaped counterparts, often rendering a livelier cup with a full body and distinguished aroma. Peaberry coffee is rare; only 10% of all coffee develops with this characteristic. As a result, peaberry coffee beans must be hand-sorted from the rest.
ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Cupping Notes bright, clean and aggressively complex Roasted light-medium
Altitude 1400 to 2000 masl
Varieties Bourbon, Kents, Typica, and Blue Mountain
Once lost to the jungles of Sumatra, this gourmet coffee was rediscovered after a dramatic history of hardship. It took almost 100 years for this varietal to be rediscovered, hidden amongst the lush jungle undergrowth in the heart of Sumatra.
Since, then, these Arabica coffee beans have been replanted in the Mandheling Province of West Sumatra, which is now one of the highly recognized gourmet coffee producers in the world.
Sumatra Mandheling coffee has a syrupy body with hints of chocolate and brown sugar. It is well-known for its smooth and full bodied flavor that is both earthy and complex. Rich in history and rich in flavor, these coffee beans are legendary in the world of Sumatran coffee.
ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Cupping Notes of bakers chocolate, syrupy, clean - roasted at full medium Location Batak Region of West-Central Sumatra, Aceh Altitude 2,500 - 5,000 ft. Varieties Catimor, Typica Process Giling Basah (wet-hulled) Drying Sun Dried Harvest June - December
Most Sumatran coffees are processed in a unique way. From the point the coffee is picked and the cherry skin pulped off, the process follows the way it is done for most washed coffees produced around the world.
As with these other washed coffees, fermentation is complete when the fruit surrounding the parchment has dissolved and the fruit-free parchment rinsed off. At this point, the bean within the parchment still has very high moisture content. In almost all washed coffee origins, before the parchment is hulled, it is dried, either in the sun or in machine dryers. So herein lies the difference; in most places, the bean is dried in the parchment and the parchment is milled off the beans when they are dry‰Û_ not in Sumatra. In Sumatra, the bean is still very wet when the parchment is hulled. The bean comes out of the parchment quite soft, white, and spongy.
This is where the term "Wet Hulled" or "Giling Basah" comes from.
These wet, soft beans are then sun-dried. Typically, the drying conditions in Sumatra include on-and-off sessions of fierce tropical sun, interrupted regularly by torrential thunder showers. This slow, inconsistent drying is what provides the essence of a Sumatra Mandheling, both in flavor and appearance.
Geisha Coffee Beans Buenos Aires Micro Lot - Granja La Esperanza (100grams)
In 2007, Rigoberto Herrera and Luis Eduardo Herrera began researching the Geisha varietal that is grown in Panama. Having developed a fascination with exotic coffee varietals, they decided to bring these plants to Colombia and shortly thereafter the Colombian Geisha Buenos Aires was being produced on their farm, Finca Potosi, in the town of Caicedonia.
The cherry collectors are usually trained for several months to learn how to pick only the ripest cherries. The results of this hard work, research, and innovation have produced a wonderful lot of coffee. Rigoberto and Luis have clearly achieved their goals of establishing a distinctive brand for their farm and delivering a coffee with an exceptional flavor profile.
ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Cupping Notes: Sweet and balanced, notes of strawberry, watermelon and lime - roasted medium
Location Caicedonia, Valle de Cauca
Altitude 1,750 masl
Process Fully Washed
Harvest May - October
Export November- March *Roasted on order
Rigoberto and Luis meticulously manage the various micro-climates throughout the four farms to ensure optimum adaptability for the Geisha variety and exceptional cherry maturation at Cerro Azul.
The brothers have also embarrassed innovation at their wet and dry mill to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. Beyond coffee, the brothers focus on creating gender balance in the workforce, dignified wages, and educational opportunities for workers and their children.
La Florida Menandro - Colombia LAND OF DIVERSITY winner - MICRO LOT
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Koffee Kult Exclusive Offering
La Florida Menandro was one of the Colombia Land Of Diversity top 25 winners. 1,500 farmers entered this contest to be the best coffee in Colombia. Ranking in the top 25 out of 1,500 Colombian coffees it was auctioned off at an invite only event. Koffee Kult was lucky enough to be invited, attend and cup this coffee.
Winning this amazing MICRO LOT shows Koffee Kult's dedication to sustainability and quality coffee.
This is the only coffee from the Land Of Diversity event brought into the USA.
ABOUT THIS COFFEE
very milky, nougat, sweet, rich, savory, fruity, medium body - Medium Roast