We had this Kapsokisio lot earlier this year and we liked it a lot on espresso. We are still waiting for fresh lots to arrive so we bought this to be on the safe side. We hope that the new stash will arrive somewhere in May. We havent’t tested this one yet, but we’re expecting blueberries, blackberries and brown sugar. We think it’s a classic Kenya coffee. Lets find out, shall we?
Kapsokisio is one of Kenya’s superstar coffee processing factories. The mill has built a reputation for quality over the many years that it has been processing coffee. Kapsokisio is located at the foothills of Mount Elgon, in Kapsokwony town, Bungoma County. The factory was built in 1971. Nowadays, it services about 850 coffee producers in the region. The farms lie at altitudes between 1500 and 1950 meters above sea level.
Kapsokisio processes its coffee the typical Kenyan way, with an eye for detail here and there that greatly improves the cup quality. Before pulping, the cherries are sorted on quality and processed separately accordingly. Next, the cherries are depulped on a disc pulper and fermented under water for 24 to 48 hours. During this fermentation, the water is changed so it stays clean. The parchment is cleaned in the grading channel and soaked for an additional 24 hours prior to drying. On the raised drying tables, shade nets protect the parchment from too hot sun.