Moon Roast - Kenya Kaganda AB

Well, hasn't this blog post been a long time coming? 
If you follow me anywhere else apart from this blog you will know how much I have RAVED about the Moon Roast's Kenyan - so sit back, and enjoy a proper review (and I'm also going to apologise for the amount of times I'll type "amazing" "delicious" and "so damn good" 

If you don't know who Moon Roast are (first off, where have you been?) they are a small batch roastery based in Alresford. They are a family business, run by hugely enthusiastic people. Inspired by family heritage in the coffee and tea trades over four generations.

More details - 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.

After harvesting, all the coffee is delivered to the factory and undergoes the wet processing method. Water is pumped using a Diesel engine from Dam reservoir to the reservoir tanks for pulping and recycling. After pulping the coffee is stored overnight, washed, soaked and spread on the drying tables. The parchment is then frequently turned on the drying tables, sorted and stored awaiting delivery to the dry mill.

-One thing I absolutely LOVE about Moon Roast is the transparency and traceability of their coffees. Having so much information for customers to read about a coffee they are purchasing is SO important. I love learning more about the coffee I am drinking. 

The Beans 

Farm: Kaganda AB
Owner: Kaganda Farmers Co-operative Society
Region: Muranga County
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Cup Score: 87.25
Taste Notes: Blackcurrant, Red Cherry, Lemon Cheesecake 

The Brew 

I brewed this through both V60 and Chemex 

V60 Brew
17g of Coffee
250ml of Water
30 Second Bloom with Agitation
3 Minute 30 Second Total Brew Time
Ratio - 1 : 14

Chemex Brew
(Filtru Recommended Brew)
50g of Coffee
680g of Water
Up to 7 Minute Total Brew Time
Ratio - 1 : 13

Taste Notes
This coffee, is simply put - INCREDIBLE.
It's medium bodied, super juicy, with an underlying vine tomato acidity. It's a smooth cup all around and absolutely delicious, it's one of those coffees that you'll remember for a long time and the last time I had a coffee like that was Congo from Girls Who Grind Coffee.
As this coffee cools down, it only gets better, with subtle currant notes, its a gorgeous cup all round. 
This is definitely up there in my top 3 coffees of 2020 so far.

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