Kaganda Coffee Factory is located in Central Province, Muranga County in Murarandia location of Kiharu Division near Muranga town. It was established in 1970 and rests on a 5 acre piece of land serving Gathiru, Gathaithi, Gathambara, Gatuongo and Kagaa villages. Currently it is affiliated to Kaganda Farmers Co-operative Society. Its membership currently stands at 1050. The most unique aspect of this factory is that it’s situated in a valley within Tea growing area.
A quality Kenyan coffee is like the jewel in the crown of a coffee roaster's arsenal, and we are particularly happy with this one. Like little round jewels themselves, these peaberries are bright, juicy and moreish.
Coffee cherries usually form with two seeds in the middle, the faces of which sit flat against one another. A peaberry is formed when only a single seed grows in the cherry, which leads to its unmistakable rounded shape.
|VARIETAL||SL28 & SL34|
|NOTES||Orange, Blackcurrant, Creamy|
Notes from the team:
We take our Kenyan coffees to a lower end temperature than our other coffees, to really try and coax out the acidity. Having said that, they are also well developed, to avoid any grassy, vegetal notes. They’re quite a tricky one to get to behave in the roaster!
We always think of Kenyan coffees as having a quality a bit like lemon curd - they’re bright and a little bit tangy, but they have a really pleasant body underpinning them which totally ties it all together. This Kaganda is no different, but perhaps with more orange notes than the harsh acidity of lemon.