Sunergos Coffee, September 2015

Sunergos Coffee - Louisville, Kentucky

'Tis the season for mind blowing piquant Kenyan coffees!  This months coffee is a Kenya Kirinyaga Mukangu from Sunergos Coffee in Louisville, Ky.  We have highlighted this roaster once before and just had to make available another offering from them when we tasted this newest Kenyan.  The brightness is exquisite, with a sparkling, citric acidity and a sweetness that is reminiscent of hard candy.  We have been loving this coffee as a pourover but it can be full immersion brewed as well.

THE COFFEE

Country: Kenya

Region: Kirinyaga

Altitude: 1700-1800 meters

Varietal:  SL 28, SL 34

Processing: Fully-Washed

Roast Level: Light (city)

 

THE STORY

Sunergos Coffee was started by Matthew Huested and Brian Miller in 2004.  They were originally home roasters and then they started roasting for a living.  They began with wholesale and retail accounts and then opened up their own coffee shop near the Germantown area in Louisville,Ky.  Fast forward to 2015 and they have 3 locations in Louisville and roast for dozens of coffee shops around the country.  They have won America's Best Espresso Competition, been featured in Roast Magazine and boast several Latte Art Champions as baristas as well.  They are one of our favorite roasters in the country and this new Kenya from them will blow your mind!