The Legend of Krampus:
As the first snowflakes begin to fall, Krampus makes it's way back into the rotation. In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, stuffs his bag full of misbehavin' children before descending back to the netherworlds.
However, a little known fact is that before loading his bag up with little kids, he has to empty it of all the delicious coffee he packs along to SHARE with YOU!!!!!
And this year, Krampus has brought us an excitingly new coffee from Gloria & Jarmo Gummerus of the Sakami Coffee Ranch!
About the Coffee:
Sakami Coffee is located in the Trans Nzoia County hamlet of Nabiswa between the Nzoia River and Mount Elgon.
The farm is owned by Gloria Gummerus, an IWCA member, and her husband Jarmo Gummerus. Although the farm was founded in 2004, the first coffee trees were planted in 2011. Sakami now has over 60,000 trees.
They also cultivate other crops alongside their coffee as a secondary source of income such as: macadamia trees, avocado trees and assorted vegetables. Coffee only represents 16 of the 76 hectare farm, but some magic happens in those 16 hectares.
Sakami Coffee also has a nursery where 100,000 seedlings can be grown every year.
Their coffee is fertilized using organic methods, and the foliar spray is made with worm tea from their worm farm. The worms are fed pre-treated cherry pulp to ensure that the farm's nutrient cycle is as closed as possible. The water from pulping and washing the coffee is treated with lime in a settling pond before being used to irrigate the grassland below where their cows are fed.
Wild African bees that live in beehives around the property pollinate the coffee.
Elevation: 1500-1700 meters
Varietals: Ruiru 11, Batian, K7, SL 28
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Raised Beds
Harvest Start Month: October
Harvest End Month: December
Medium Light Roast - Medium Acidity - Medium Body - Medium Sweetness
Notes of: Dark Chocolate, Black Tea, Brown Spice