Featured Coffee: Vote Coffee Kenya Theophilus Mwangi

Theophilus Mwangi is a washed process coffee from Kenya and roasted by Vote Coffee in Berlin, Germany. Their packaging did not include any tasting notes, but as it is a Kenyan coffee we expected it to be bright and juicy. We chose to brew this coffee on the Kone with a 1:15 ratio of coffee to water.

Our recipe:

45g coffee — medium grind
675g water — just off boil

30 second bloom (100g)
Finished pouring at 3:05
Finished draining at 4:00

Tasting notes:

This coffee starts and ends with flavors of caramelized brown sugar. As the coffee cools, its brighter, more acidic elements come into play: caramelized pineapple, grapefruit, and cranberry. We also tasted a slight pine needle herbaceousness. The finish is all cocoa nib and brown sugar, with a sweetness that lingers.

Our take:

A delicious Kenyan coffee from Vote. Perhaps slightly less acidic than the norm, flavors of sweet caramel and brown sugar make this coffee an approachable, delicious introduction to Kenyan coffees.