Kapsokisio

kr190.00

This Kenyan coffee from the Kapsokisio wet mill has intense flavours of rhubarb, rose hips, hibiscus and fresh red berries.

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Additional information

Cultivar

K7, SL28 & SL34

Flavour Notes

Rose hips, hibiscus & red berries

Producer

Several smallholders farmers

Country

Kenya

Region

Mount Elgon

Process

Washed

Harvest

December 2022

Roast Profile

Light Roast

Bag Size

250g

Contents

Whole Coffee Beans

Tim's Notes

About 90% of the farmers who deliver cherries to the Kapsokisio wet mill grow the K7 cultivar, which means only about 10% of the coffee is SL28 and SL34 cultivars . This is probably one of the main reasons why the Kapsokisio coffees taste so different from the coffees from central-Kenya.

When we started buying coffee from Kapsokisio in 2012, the cooperative was struggling with drying capacity during the peak of the harvest, which is when the best coffees are processed. Therefore in 2013 we decided to invest in building new drying tables at the wet mill in order to increase the drying capacity at the factory. We managed to raise about $10 000 USD from our customers during our 6th and 7th anniversary that was donated to Kapsokisio in order to have new drying beds built.

In recent years I have had a hard time getting samples of their coffees but I finally managed to buy a delicious lot again this year and we are excited to be able to offer this coffee again.

Cultivar

About the Cultivars
This coffee is produced by several hundred farmers, most of them mainly growing the K7 cultivar with some farmers also producing the SL28 and SL34 cultivars.

K7 was released in Kenya in 1936 after selections from the original population by Scott Agricultural Laboratories. It is still planted and produced in Kenya and most farmers who deliver cherries to the Kapsokisio wet mill are still producing K7. Recent genetic tests have confirmed that K7 is related to the Bourbon genetic group.

Process

Kapsokisio Production Process
Picking and sorting
The coffee cherries are typically hand picked by the farmers and their family members. After delivering the coffee cherries to the wet mill the good coffee cherries are separated from the inferior ones by hand sorting and they are delivered in separate cherry hoppers.

Depupling, fermenting & washing

The cherries are depulped and graded by using an old Aagard disc de-pulper that uses water and gravity to sort dense beans from less dense beans. Coffee of different grades are moved to separate fermentation tanks where the parchment coffee, with it’s mucilage still on, is dry fermented for about 12-16 hours over night. After fermentation the coffee is washed in clean water and graded once again by gravity. The more dense beans are dried separately from the beans with lower density and inferior quality.

Drying

The coffees are dried on elevated drying tables, where defect parchment coffee gets sorted out by hand. Drying the coffee takes about 10 – 14 days. During daytime the coffees are raked to ensure even drying. The drying tables are covered during the hottest times of the day to avoid over heating and also at night time to prevent condensation. The drying process is finished when the moisture content in the coffee beans is between 10-12%. After drying, the coffees are stored in conditioning bins before delivery to the dry mill. The coffees we buy from Kenya are always vacuum packed before it is shipped to Norway.

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How To Brew

Filter

We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.

Espresso

We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

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