Chinga AA - LIMITED ROAST: LIGHT

Regular price $21.00

KENYA

TASTING: Grape & baking spices, complex
PRODUCER: Chinga Factory
GROWERS: Othaya Farmer Cooperative Society
ORIGIN: Othaya, Nyeri
VARIETIES: SL28 & SL34 (90%), Ruiru 11 & Batian (10%)
ELEVATION: 1,795 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed
HARVEST: October 2020 - January 2021

Net wt. 10oz (285g)

 PREORDER ─ This coffee will roast and ship on 1/26. ─  PREORDER ─

Kenya. Every year we eagerly await the arrival of the top quality Kenyan beans, and there are always some real stunners. This year is no exception. Chinga AA has a dense, thick sweetness and a complex profile. There is some savoriness to it, as you often find in Kenyans, and plenty of grape, grapefruit, and black currant, plus warming brown baking spices. A nicely balanced coffee, perfect for the cooler weather. 

This coffee is roasted to a "standard light" level. It’s important to note that neither “standard light” nor “Nordic light” give any signs of roasty flavor, no matter how high you push your extractions. The only difference is that at a given extraction percentage, let’s say 22%, the Nordic light roast will have slightly more acidity and slightly less sweetness than the standard light roast. This can cause issues if you are equipment-limited to let’s say 20% extraction (like if you have a very cheap grinder). A Nordic light roast coffee may always taste underextracted (sour, vegetal) at that yield, whereas a standard light roast may give you enough sweetness to be an enjoyable brew.

From our importer:

"Number of farmers who delivered cherry and contributed to this lot: 587 men, 195 women

Soil Type: Red Volcanic

Average Age of Farms: 35 years

Average Age of Trees: 35 years

Average daily high temp: 26°C

Average daily low temp: 13°C

Processing: Wet

Are cherries floated? No, we parchment is graded by density using water after pulping

Average length of fermentation: 24-48 hours

How is waste water treated? Evaporation pit

Average drying time: 14-21 days

Is any technology employed to decide when to move coffee off drying beds: Yes, moisture meter

Dry mill: Othaya Coffee Mill

Year round employees: 7

Seasonal employees: 15

What are the biggest challenges in recent years?

• Low production,

• Aged producers (average farmer age is 60), 

• Low prices,

• Inadequate drying tables

What was the biggest challenge this season: low production

Short-term goals: Increase production and get better markets for sales"

PREORDER This coffee will roast and ship on 1/26. ─  PREORDER

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.