Grower: Producers associated with coffee factories in Kenya
Elevation: 1400-1800 masl
Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batain
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Flavor: Grapefruit, cranberry, brown sugar, milk chocolate
Body: Light, delicate
Finish: Quick, clean
This fresh batch of beans is sourced from the Kenyan open auction system (Nairobi Coffee Exchange), where the quality of the coffee and generally transparent access has been credited for strong prices relative to other coffee regions. Most coffee is grown in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. Farmer plots are so small that size is gauged by the number of trees rather than the measurements of the land, which means producers often have more control to strategically pick and deliver only the ripest cherry to their local factory (wet-mill). Factories generally have an abundance of water lending to exquisite washing protocols that include soaking the beans in fresh water for long periods of time to solidify the hallmark of Kenyan profiles.