We did a delicious test roast of Gondo last week and have been brewing it all weekend in our two cafes. It's been a big hit with both our normal customers and folks who attended our Saturday public cupping, and we're excited to start roasting it for our wholesale partners, too.
This coffee is grown by the Gondo Farmers Cooperative Society in Murang'a County, Kenya, and comes to us from our friends at Elephant Coffee Importers, based here in Denver, Colorado. This 100% SL-28 lot was our favorite Kenyan we sampled this year, and we're happy to support a local, transparent, and cooperative-focused importer like Elephant.
We've been tasting intense, but balanced grapefruit brightness, accompanied by Kenyan coffees' characteristic savory tomato flavors. As the coffee cools, its juiciness and stone fruit sweetness becomes more apparent. Tt's a complex coffee and it's not for every customer, but this is definitely the type of coffee that we can get excited about - interesting and delicious from start to finish.
Beyond Gondo, this last week we received a new shipment of YirgZ, and experienced a few minor green coffee quality issues with the new bags. Monday roasts from last week were not effected, but we want our coffee to taste great, so we're pulling YirgZ from our lineup until we sort out these issues. Apologies for the inconvenience, but we will sort this out this week, and bring back the YirgZ when it's tasting awesome.