Karinga [Fresh Crop]
Roast Date: 11/11/21
Tasting Notes: Floral / Blackberries / Rosehips
Origin: Kenya [Kiambu]
Cultivar: SL28 & SL34
This coffee is grown at around 1900 masl in Kiambu where the climate is cool and makes the coffee ripen slower and develop more flavour, sweetness and acidity. Most of the members who sell their coffee cherries to this wet mill grow mainly the SL28 cultivar and have not been planting the hybrids Batian and Ruiru 11. The SL28 cultivar is famous for it’s fruity flavour and high quality. It also has less problems with leaf rust at this altitude and produces well and that is why the farmers have continued to grow this cultivar. For me this coffee was a standout while I was buying coffees in Kenya for the last two years and this year it was also super intense and fruity with a bit more emphasis on rose hip and floral aromas. It is a very complex coffee that displays layers of flavour as it cools, so make sure you enjoy this coffee at various temperatures.