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The bean formerly known as Bwindi changed its name to match its fame and is now called Kingha, after the estate where it’s grown in Uganda. This coffee is bursting at the seams with flavour. Since we don’t have the time or the resources to name them all, we’ll have to stick to the main flavours, which are blueberry, dark chocolate and pear. Due to the chocolate notes in this cup of Ugandan awesomeness, it kind of reminded us of a liquor-filled bonbon. Or a rum-raisin ice cream cone. Whatever it tastes like exactly, you’ll be sure to feel like those cool-ass action heroes when they walk away from a huge explosion if you drink it. You know the one: at the beginning of the last act, just after they saved the damsel in distress/abducted child/partner/the world.
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Kingha Estate – Nordic Approach – Keen Coffee
This is the second consecutive year that we get to roast this power bean for you. It did undergo a small name change, however. You might know this bean as Bwindi, but – like many celebrities who see their star rise – it changed its name to match its fame (and the estate from where it hails: the Kingha Estate). This lot is the result of our trader, Nordic Approach, working closely together with the owner of the estate, Kingsley Griffin. Together, they’ve worked on the development of different experimental protocols and built on the experiments that got the best results.
The Kingha Estate is run by Canadian-born school teacher, Kingsley Griffin. A couple of years back, he went on a gorilla walkabout in the remote and almost impenetrable Bwindi national park of Uganda and he made a life changing decision right there and then: he was going to become a coffee farmer. After some growing pains, Kingha Estate doubles as a washing station for small scale farmers (outgrowers) in the Kanungu District. He wants to improve their income and make sure that they’re the first to benefit from their hard work and dedication.
What’s extra special about the Kingha Estate, however, is the fact that they have been applying for grants to build a water-powered solution, which is meant to provide electricity to local schools and a church. Thanks Kingsley, you rock!
- Washing Station: Kingha Estate
- Producer: 500 Smallholders
- Region: Kinungo
- Varietal: SL-34, SL-18, SL-28
- Altitude: 1,300m – 1,550m
- Process: Natural Anaerobic
- Harvest Period: March – May
- Flavour: Blueberry, dark chocolate, pear, liquor-filled bonbon, black cherry & rum raisin
1 review for Kingha
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yevgeniyb (verified owner) –
Indeed, a darker than average filter coffee taste profile, chocolaty and smooth. Less density, i.e. easier to grind than usual filter coffee. Probably due to darker roast. Nice one! I recommend.