Flavor: Dark Chocolate, Brown Spice, Apricot, Chamomile
About the Coffee:
Geography: Mt. Kenya Region Altitude: 1500-1700 masl Producer: Various Smallholders, Taylor Winch Kenya Variety: SL28 & SL34 of Kent and Bourbon ancestry Processing: Washed
From Genuine Origin Website: "Our Lenana AB Plus is a signature blend of green coffee beans curated by Taylor Winch Kenya, our sister company in Nairobi. This lot is a collection of AB screen size coffees from estates and cooperatives. The coffee was primarily grown by smallholders – with an average of 200 trees each - who delivered their freshly picked ripe cherries to cooperative factories (wet mills). The cherries were subsequently disc pulped, fully fermented, washed, and sundried on elevated drying tables. Consolidated parchment volumes were then delivered to dry mills where the parchment was hulled, graded according to size and density, warehoused and warranted for sale.
Kenya green coffee beans are celebrated for their bold, fruit-forward flavors that pack a punch in complex acidity. SL-28 and SL-34 are two of the most well-known varietals grown in Kenya. The signature varietals were developed by Scott Agricultural Laboratories (hence, SL) in the 1930s for drought resistance, exceptional cup quality, and large yield at high altitudes. After a coffee berry disease (CBD) epidemic in 1968, the CBD-resistant Ruiru-11 varietal was developed and quickly adopted throughout the country."