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First Brew - Kenya Kiambu Handege

Hasami Porcelain Mug | FujiFilm X-T2 | Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 MC Telephoto M42
  • Coffee Name: Kenya Kiambu Handege
  • Region: Kiambu
  • Country: Kenya
  • Producer: Kiambu Handege
  • Processing: Fully Washed
  • Cultivar: SL 28, SL 34
  • Elevation: 1600-1800 meters
  • Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Brew Method: Chemex With Chemex Paper Filter
  • Roast Date: Oct 23, 2020
  • Brew Date: Nov 1, 2020

About This Coffee

Coffee descriptions can seem vague. But one taste of this, and you’ll get what we mean by florality. Such delicate aromas are uncommon in Kenyan single origins. Usually, we’re gushing over juicy acidity or tropical fruitiness. But for a few years now, when we’ve had the luck to carry Handege Factory’s coffees, its perfume grabs our attention first. “We tasted dozens of coffees blind while in Nairobi this year,” our green coffee buyer recounts. “But Handege’s was the only one I could identify every time it was on the cupping table.”

The coffee mug was a Hasami Natural Mug, gritty-textured porcelain mug created by Hasami Porcelain. Hasami Porcelain was founded by Los Angeles–based designer Takuhiro Shinomoto.

The studio is named in honour of the town of Hasami in the Nagasaki Prefecture of Japan, where traditional ceramics had been crafted since the Edo period four hundred years ago.

Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.