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Kenya - Kangunu PB Washed

Size: 250g
Grind: Whole Bean

Kenya - Kangunu PB Washed

We first visited the Kianderi co-operative in December 2016 and have been buying their coffee every since. For every 1kg purchased we donate 1 tree to the One Tree Planted Kijabe Forest project in Kenya. 

Varietal –  SL28, SL34, Ruiru and Batian
Preparation – Washed (dry ferment)
Location – Muranga county
Altitude – 1700+ masl
Importer - Horsham Coffee Roaster

We have another fantastic coffee from Kenya to share with you this month. It's not long since our last Kenya featured as a coffee of the month but this one is something a little different.

We visited the Kangunu co-operative washing station in 2016 and have been buying coffee from them and importing it directly most years since the initial visit. The coffee that they produce has always been excellent and we love being able to source directly from the same producers every year. 

This coffee is a PB (also know as a peaberry) and comes from coffee cherry that has produces just one coffee bean. Usually, a coffee cherry will contain two beans with a flat side and a rounded edge. Coffee cherry that contains just one coffee beans is referred to as a PB and will be oval in shape. In Kenya coffee is milled and sorted by size to separate by shape and the most common are the AA, AB and PB (at least within the speciality coffee industry). 

We have another fantastic coffee from Kenya to share with you this month. It's not long since our last Kenya featured as a coffee of the month but this one is something a little different.

We visited the Kangunu co-operative washing station in 2016 and have been buying coffee from them and importing it directly most years since the initial visit. The coffee that they produce has always been excellent and we love being able to source directly from the same producers every year.

In Kenya, coffee is milled and sorted by size to separate by shape, and the most common are the AA, AB and PB (at least within the speciality coffee industry). This coffee is a PB (also known as a pea berry) and comes from a coffee cherry that has produces just one coffee bean. Usually, a coffee cherry will contain two beans with a flat side and a rounded edge. The coffee cherry containing just one coffee bean is referred to as a PB and will be oval in shape.

Coffee dry mill in Kenya



Producer Info:

The Kangunu co-operative processes coffee from just over 2000 producers in and around the Muranga county. If you click on the link you can see the exact location on google maps. Coffee is hand-harvested from small-hold farms and delivered daily for processing. Coffee is pulped to remove fruit and dry fermented in tanks for about 12 hours. The coffee is then graded in channels to separate by density and then soaked in clean water for about 8 hours. After the second soak, the coffee is dried on raised tables for 2 to 3 weeks. The co-operative and producers are Rainforest Alliance certified.

Kenya Kangunu coffee


Tasting Notes:

Kenya produces some of the worlds most complex washed coffees with high cup scores. This is a great example of a clean, juicy Kenyan coffee with wonderful blackcurrant, rhubarb and caramel tasting notes.

Brewing:

This coffee works for all brew methods but can be a challenge for espresso due to the light roast and high acidity. We prefer this coffee brewed as a filter without milk.

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as whole bean and pre-ground, but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

Customer Reviews

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W
Wesley Shaw

Great coffee

N
Nat
Impressive coffee

Very strong juicy blackcurrant and brown sugar of this coffee bean as mentioned on the label - it refills a lively vibe of mine for staring new day. Love it!

G
Gordon
Great coffee everytime

I have used Horsham Coffee Roasters for the last 2 years and have been happy with every bag of beans I’ve purchased.

E
Edvardas Sepeliovas

Perfecto

J
John Davies
Superb morning wake up call

I’ve come to rely on Horsham Coffee Roaster to provide me with a wonderful variety of coffee flavours and sensations. This Kenyan coffee stands out as really refreshing and satisfying, with a smooth, velvety finish. It’s given me a whole new reason to get up in the morning!

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