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Atieno - Kenya, Clever Coffee | 250g

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Country: Kenya
Region: Nyeri
Washing station: Ndaroini
Sorter: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1800 moh
Harvest: januar 2020

Flavor: Black currant, elder flower and grapefruit

Kenyan coffee is known for its complexity and fruitiness, especially the taste of black currants - almost like Ribena juice - the taste that many associate with coffee from Kenya. There are several reasons why Kenyan coffee tastes the way it does and has this special place in a coffee lover's heart. One of the reasons is the location in relation to the equator, which runs almost straight through Kenya. It places Kenya right in the middle of the coffee belt around the equator. The soil is extremely nutritious with lots of phosphoric acid from the volcanic soil of Mount Kenya and it gives the coffee transparency and freshness. The coffee is grown at a fairly optimal height from approx. 1500-2000 masl and the balance between sun and rain is also most years quite optimal for the coffee carriers' ripening and harvest. In addition, the varieties SL28 and SL34 are almost exclusively varieties grown in Kenya. The SL abbreviations stand for Scott Laboratories, which in the 1930s mapped and developed coffee varieties in Kenya. SL28 is known for its fruitiness and especially the taste of black currants, whereas SL 34 has similar qualities, but most often the SL28 is a bit inferior.

In Kenya, the coffees are scored in the top quality categories AA or AB, but in reality it does not have much to do with quality. It's just an indication of the sizes of the beans. AA are the largest and AB a little bit smaller. This has previously been associated with quality, but it is not true. Here, the cupping score is far more telling. This coffee is AB and has a cuppingscore of 87.75 - so you can look forward to it!