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Kenya Gathugu PB

During the 1930s the Kenyan Government employed the services of Scott Labs (SL) to identify and name the country's many coffee varietals, one of which was the now highly prized SL-28.  Despite its unromantic name, this coffee is much sought after for its ripe fruit flavours and distinct blackcurrant note. 

This microlot consists of SL-28 and SL-34 peaberries (PB).  Regular coffee cherries contain two seeds, with a 'flat' surface where they split and grow against eachother. The 'peaberry' occurs where the seed has gown as one, into a rounded pea-like shape.  They are hand sorted into a single lot so they can be roasted consistently.

Located on the fringe of the Great Rift Valley, Nyeri County is part of a region that is tectonically active, with three meeting plates - result being red volcanic earth, porous and rich in nutrients, ideal for growing coffee. 

Station:   Gathugu
Region:   Nyeri County
Varietal:   SL-28 & SL-34
Altitude:   1700-1800 masl
Process:  Washed

TASTING NOTES:

Flavour:   Pineapple, blackcurrant, honey
Acidity:    Medium
Body:       Silky & smooth
Finish:     Black tea

 

Recommended brewing methods: Chemex, Hario V60, Filter, AeroPress




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