We have our new Exotic Collection member from Oslo; Tim Wendelboe's KAROGOTO roast for the Baristatus family. Tim Wendelboe, a World Barista Champion (2005) and 8 times winner of the Nordic Roaster Championship (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008) is famous for his iconic coffee roasting (and also brewing) skills as well as very well-known entrepreneur in the coffee industry.
The coffees from Karogoto are always super clean and have an intense fruity and floral flavor. This is most likely because most of the members/farmers are still growing the SL28 cultivar and have received a lot of agricultural training over the years. The climatic conditions also contribute to the coffee's intensity. The cool nights and moderately hot days slow down the ripening process and give a very sweet, intense, and unique coffee.
The 2020 harvest from Karogoto is very similar to the 2019 harvest with vibrant acidity and a distinct flavor profile reminiscent of rose hips and hibiscus. The consistent quality of this coffee year after year shows that Karogoto is a very well-managed wet mill many thanks to Ephraim, the wet-mill manager, who has been in charge of processing this coffee for many years. Ephraim has great attention to detail which I think contributes to this coffee’s remarkable cleanliness and refreshing acidity which are some of the attributes I love about this coffee.
|Farm||:||KAROGOTO Wet Mill|
|Cultivar||:||SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 & Batian|
|Owner/s||:||Several smallholders farmers|
|Roast Date||:||4 Mayıs 2022|