Kenya AA Acacias

£8.50

Acacias is a selection of the best washed coffee from Nyeri, Kiambu in the 'Central Province' with a strong reputation for quality coffee growing.

Rich, lively acidity. Butterscotch, chocolate & lime.

SCA 84 points

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Comprising Bourbon, Kent, SL28, SL34 varietals.

Rich, lively acidity. Butterscotch, chocolate & lime.

Across the Central Highland Range, encompassing the Aberdaire range, Nanyuki, Nyahururu, Nyeri, and Mount Kenya, the bronzed tips of SL34 and bright yellow green of SL28 undulate across the farms and estates. Forming nearly 90% of the coffee grown, the SL varietals are commonly found alongside historical varietals such as Bourbon and Kent. The higher altitude provides a cooler growing climate, and the rich soil is perfect for production of tea and coffee, as well as dairy and corn. The ranges themselves form part of the Great Rift Valley, near 6000km long trench that runs from the Lebanon to Mozambique. Rainfall is reliable, falling in two seasons creating the occurrence of two cropping seasons.

Grown by members of 6 cooperatives at 1400-1800 meters above sea level.

Harvested is between October and February.

Hand-picked ripe, cherries are delivered same day to the wet mill to avoid any uncontrolled fermentation occurs. Here it is sorted again and then pulped. River water is used for processing and recirculated before disposal, with the coffee being sent out to soak in tanks in what is known as the ‘Kenyan’ style – an additional 8-16 hours of soaking under clean water which helps to bring clarity to the cup and prolongs the qualities of acidity before drying under the sun. Once dried, cuppers select the specific bean size and cup attributes before bagging, or blending to ensure consistency, then passing through for the removal of parchment and bagging ready for export

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