Kainamui AA lot #41 – Kenya
Supreme Roastworks

Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar – 2018

Dec 22

Kainamui AA lot #41

Producer: Kainamui – New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society
Origin: Kirinyaga, Kenya
Roaster: Supreme Roastworks
Cultivar: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1750 masl
Taste Profile: Bright and flora, Rosehip, Black currant, Peach.  Complex and Vibrant
Roast Date: 28.11.208

The Kainamui washing station services 1800 smallholders, each of them owning on average 200 trees. The nutrient and element rich, red volcanic soil provides an ideal medium for the SL28 and SL34 varieties grown by these producers. Once the ripe cherries are picked, they are brought to the washing station by the farmers. They are then weighed and loaded into a de-pulping machine. After removing the majority of the flesh, the beans are subsequently fermented for 16 to 20 hours, before they are carefully washed and sorted by weight, ensuring that any poor quality beans are removed. Following this, they are moved to tanks where they sit under water for a further 24 hours. After soaking, the coffee is spread out on raised beds and allowed to dry for seven to 15 days.

The Kainamui washing station does more than simply allow local farmers to process their coffee, it also supports its members by providing them with financial assistance for school fees, farming needs

Supreme Roastworks

Location: Oslo, Norway
Established: 2008
Roaster: Diedrich 12 kg roaster
Social: @supremeroastworks #supremeroastworks

Supreme Roastworks is a café and roastery in the Norwegian capital, home of some of the best coffee roasters in the world. After operating as a roastery and working solely through wholesale accounts with restaurants, cafés and offices around the city since 2008, opened its first retail space in hip Grünerløkka early 2013.

Supreme Roastworks is an excellent spot for a quick mid-morning espresso or a slow mid-afternoon pour over and cinnamon bun. You’ll likely find a group of regulars sitting around the bar and catching up with the owners, and the staff will gladly engage in conversation about the coffee. “We love serving our amazing customers and working with people who truly enjoy and understand our concept and philosophy,” says Magnus. As they like to say: no fuss–just great coffee.

Odd-Steinar won the Norwegian National Brewers Cup Championships 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Placed 4th in the World World Brewers Cup Championships, in Rimini Italy 2014.

At the WBC in Gothenburg 2015, Odd-Steinar won the World Brewers Cup using Semeon Abay Maker Series, an Ethiopian natural processed coffee from Ninety Plus Coffee.

At the WBrC in Dublin 2016, Odd-Steinar placed 6th.