Source: Kianderi Station
Region: Nyeri, Central Kenya
Varietal: Hybrid SL-28/34
Our World Origins line of coffees are for those coffee lovers who are ready to take the next step beyond our delicious coffee blends to try something unique and amazing.
Are you ready to explore the "terroir" - that characteristic flavor imparted on coffee beans by the unique climate, soil, and topography - of some of the worlds great coffee growing regions?
This Kenyan really caught our attention when we first tasted it. Everyone around the table agreed it was a superior example of great Eastern African coffee. Kenya benefits from its location right along the equator and it's rich mountainous soils, and this coffee maximizes that potential. It has become a favorite of the Alpha Coffee staff and many customers.
It starts with outstanding beans of the SL-28 hybrid variety. Scott Laboratories (SL) was hired by the Kenyan government in the 1930s to develop stronger, drought-resistant coffee bean varieties that would be high yield. With SL-28, they failed in their mission to create a high-yield tree, but succeeded in creating delicious beans, with citrusy, sweet, balanced and complex flavor notes of black tea and lemon. This coffee is a lightly roasted, light bodied, but full flavored example of just how good the SL-28 variety can be.
For a truly excellent pour over or drip, this is a great choice. But this coffee is also amazing in french press or aeropress.
For a light, delicious cup of coffee that takes you on an intriguing trip to Africa, this is the one.
12 ounce bag with one way bleeder value for maximum freshness - chose whole bean or pre-ground